After a nice comfortable rest, I awoke at 7am and hit the road at 8am. Stopped to fill-up the gas tank and get my cup of Starbucks. Arrived in Amarillo, today’s half-way mark, and found a place my McKesson collegues frequented on one of their projects – Rudy’s BBQ! I found it totally by accident, even though I knew of the place and had recently sent my Dad a gift basket from here on his last birthday. I didn’t know it was also a gas station too. I know what you’re thinking – eat at Rudy’s, get gas. Haha.
Today I also decided to take parts of Route 66 along the way and see what I could see. I randomly chose Santa Rosa, a town east of Amarillo, to look around. Stumbled upon an old drive-in eatery which begged us to look although it appears our little Cinquecento is too young and about 40 years too late to have a meal there.
The rest of the drive into Oklahoma City/Tulsa went smooth. The 500 is just a great ride. In for the night at Allen Mandlebaum’s place, then on to Memphis in the morning to meet with Jim Decker and hopefully some other FIAT Finatics.
Memphis will be the final stop before I say goodbye