Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Happy to Amarillo

We set off to Amarillo and traveled through the small town of Happy, TX, only made famous to us by the 1999 movie dubbed Happy, TX. We were thrilled to be driving through the famed town only to find out that it was filmed some where in California, of course.
We did witness some up-close-and-personal crop dusting which lifted our spirits!
Amarillo, known as the Yellow Rose of Texas, is the 14th largest city in the state. It began as a cattle town and emerged as one of the region's largest cattle shipping points. This peaked the railroad interest and the Santa Fe Railway established a depot in the town, among other railway giants of the time. 
The rail town is the permanent home of the Madame QueenA star of the age of steam transportation. Pride of Atchison Topeka & Santa Fe Railway built in 1930.
The queen was a one of a kind prototype design, making it a must-see on our tour.
Heavily guarded due to hooligan teens we assumed.
Self-timed engagement-esque photo!
Night 4 away from our little man and it is the hardest thing I have ever done!

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