Old NFO, Miss D. and myself are spending a few days in Amarillo, visiting with Alma Boykin and enjoying her expertise as she guides us through area museums and historical attractions. All of us are working on forthcoming books, so this visit promises to produce a rich harvest of information.
We arrived in time to collect Alma and take in lunch at the Stockyard Café, having been informed by Lawdog that they offer the best chicken-fried steaks in Amarillo. We’ve decided he wasn’t wrong. Three of us ordered their “small” chicken-fried steak, which turned out to be “only” 8-10 ounces, accompanied by a salad and potatoes to order, and swimming in white or brown gravy, according to taste. They were delicious, but we can’t help wondering what the “large” chicken-fried steaks look like! They’ll probably be Texas-sized, for sure.
The other three are heading out to the Alibates Flint Quarries this afternoon. Since my physical restrictions won’t let me do a mile-long hike over uneven terrain, I’ll leave them to enjoy that, and work on other things back at our hotel. We’ll then have the difficult decision of where to have supper tonight. It’s a tough job, but someone has to do it . . .
Talk with you later.