Everything's bigger in Texas

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The first windmill of the trip. Yay for alternative power sources. (Though I should mention that the biomass from the cows and the crops that we passed is also being using more now - I hear we may even surpass Brasil in ethanol production within a decade)

8:16 PM: (J) We are now in Texas. Is there anything in Texas aside from cattle, shrubbery and killer bunnies? Apparently if you stay at the ___ ____ Inn you get a 22 ounce steak for free. I think Texas is trying to compensate for something. Honestly, the state is the size of Spain with just as many Spanish speakers, and a 72 ounce steak is probably the size of a premature infant. Yet, Pete and I plan on eating at a steak house, sadly, in direct violation of the Chick-Fil-A edict. What would a good southerner say? Probably that Texas isn't really part of the south. I agree.

8:21 PM: (J) Random aside which one would normally refer to as a reflection, but I prefer sarcasm to blunt observation: The United States is really large.

Yes, Texas has a leaning tower of water.
How did they travel by wagon without portable DVD players, laptops like the one I am using, bug-spray and radios? Not to mention we have covered nearly 700 miles today in 11 hours and they covered 200 in the same time. Technology pampers me well and clearly I don't mind. I just can't picture Jenni in a Mennonite village.

9:30 PM: (J) We ate dinner at The Big Texan last night where they indeed have the 72 ounce steak. There was a man at a center table trying to finish one off when we came in. They give their contestants an hour, but with only two minutes left and resounding shouts of "just give up," the loser gave up. What I wonder is if he will ever eat steak again after that episode. Both Peter and I did have a steak as we had planned. Mine was one of the best I have ever had and cooked to rare perfection. ;) After the steak, we sought out the Quality Inn and we found that Amarillo has two of them and we chose the better of the two. The room was most certainly 3 stars and my only complaint was the flimsy towels, but the full breakfast far outweighs the harassment of a tissue paper towel on my skin. In conclusion, a good day.

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The first windmill of the trip. Ya…
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