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Exploring Route 66 through Texas

Exploring Route 66 through Texas

Our first full day on historic route 66 saw us take in all the sights that Route 66 through Texas had to offer. Well, I say all of them, but we managed to completely fail to find the Cadillac Ranch near Amarillo – I have no idea how we couldn’t find it (might be that I was preoccupied with explaining to James that he couldn’t turn left when the lights were red – oops too late, he did it!) and…

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Visiting the U Drop Inn in Shamrock TX

Visiting the U Drop Inn in Shamrock TX

Do you recognise the U Drop Inn?  The one all lit up in neon?  You’ll find it in Shamrock TX and if you have kids you might recognise it as what Ramone’s workshop was based on in the film Cars!   Now, I’ve wanted to visit Route 66, specifically with our kids, since we watched Cars way back in 2006.  I distinctly remember taking Marcus and Alex to the cinema and feeling so strongly that we needed to travel and…

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From Dallas to Route 66 and falling in love with Texas

From Dallas to Route 66 and falling in love with Texas

I’ll say this straight away – we loved Texas!  We loved everything about it from the people to the food and even the sweltering weather. One of the reasons why we chose Dallas as our first port of call on our US trip was because of a business conference I was attending.  I knew pretty much nothing about it and all my mind brought up when I thought of it was a 80s soap opera and an assassination 😉  But…

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Watching our first baseball game in Dallas

Watching our first baseball game in Dallas

(These blog posts are way behind I know – I’m determined record this amazing trip before I forget all the little details!) It seems we were pretty set on enjoying ALL that there is that is traditional American culture on this trip!  Before we left the big city and started exploring the littler towns in America we wanted to catch a sports game.  I’ll be honest, I didn’t care whether it was American Football, Basketball, Ice Hockey or Baseball – I…

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Drive in movies and discovering Dallas

Drive in movies and discovering Dallas

We had a great time in Dallas, our very first taste of the USA.  One of our favourite things we experienced was the drive in movies – something we don’t have back in the UK! Discovering Dallas One of the selling points I gave James and the kids when I was proposing a trip to Dallas was that we could potentially visit the home of Gas Monkeys which is the base of a TV show called Fast n Loud on…

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