The thing I was looking forward to the most in Texas was a visit to Cadillac Ranch. I did lots of research and planned for exactly what I wanted to do. We picked up the paint that I needed and headed straight there. It was muddy and wet.. but it was AWESOME. I was able to paint a frog, all my friends’ names, and SWAG magazine on cars. It was the one time I could do graffiti and not get in trouble 😊.
I earned my Digital technology merit badge in Texas with Ms Becca. I had started the badge at Virtual V-Bar but she helped me get it finished. It seems crazy to think that my parents didn’t have the same technology available to them that I do. Almost everything in life is touched by computers, phones, apps, and devices. They are such a part of our daily life that we just assume they have always been there. This badge taught me how lucky we are and how globally connected our world has become because of technology.
I met Ms. Becca at the Don and Sybil Harrington Scout Service Center. The shop was really big and had things we don’t have at home. We were able to walk around the center and learn about the many things the Golden Spread Council has to offer, especially their camps. The people there gave us a warm Texas Welcome. I want to thank Mr. Kilian for helping connect me to Ms. Becca. I want to thanks Mr. Mike for great swag and Ms. Kathy for cool things in the scout shop. It was a great stop!
We ate at The Big Texan Steak Ranch in Amarillo which was really cool! There is a 72oz steak meal there and if you eat the whole thing, it is free!! The meal includes a 72oz steak, six shrimp, a baked potato, roll, and salad. There was a guy traying it out while we were there but he didn’t make it. They say that there was a lady named Molly that at not one, not two BUT THREE in under 20 minutes and she is the all-time champion. I went with a regular kids meal and took away a nice cowboy hat LOL. We also went to Youngbloods in Downtown Amarillo. They have the absolute best food I think I have ever eaten on a trip. Everything was homemade and the servings were huge. The fries were fresh cut!! We met Mr. Youngblood during our visit. He heard what I was doing and made a point to come out and talk to us. He was very friendly and told us a bit about the history of the restaurant. I would suggest you check it out. https://youngbloodscafe.com/
While we were in Texas, we stayed at an AirBnB. There was a really cool sign there that reflected my travels! It shows the USA and says Wanderlust… how appropriate! On to the next adventure.