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Road Trip Day 3: Albuquerque to Oklahoma City

sunny 85 °F

The trouble with the Western US not being densely populated means that there are fewer places to stay while traveling. It gets even more complicated when you need dog-friendly hotels. Looking at the map, Amarillo seemed like too short of a distance to stop from Albuquerque. Oklahoma City seemed doable, but would require a full day on the road: Google Maps said it was an 8 hour and 45 minute drive. We opted for Oklahoma City, just because it would bring us closer to our destination.

This was the stretch where we left the mountains and had some flat, boring driving. We broke up the monotony a bit by visiting Cadillac Ranch outside of Amarillo. It was surreal to see spray-painted old Cadillacs standing up in a field. My daughter liked talking about the cars and their various colors.


Because we moved into the Central Time Zone, it was 7 PM when we checked into our hotel. We were trying to stay in sync with the local time, so we had dinner and then did our bedtime routine. I had imagined us being able to go for a swim at our hotels in the evenings, but so far the timing just hasn't worked out. Maybe we'll have better luck later in the trip.

Posted by amikulski 19:07 Tagged children cars texas

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