|"Feedin' Folks Since 1960! Young man, we fed your father!" -- The Big Texan motto.|
|Along Route 66|
My souvenir cup reports that a professional wrestler downed two of these gargantuan 72 ounce steak dinners (with all the extras) in the one hour time limit back in 1963.
|The big steer is a Route 66 landmark too.|
The oldest person to eat the steak in the one hour limit was a 69 year old grandmother. Her name is not reported on my cup.
The youngest person to eat the steak was an 11 year old boy. Again, no name on the cup.
|Marcella did not attempt the 72 ounce steak. |
She barely weighs 72 pounds anyway.
|The Big Texan looks like this from the road.|
It's a circus!
|Landon should have tried to eat the big steak but he wouldn't. |
I promised to help him cheat (by eating part of it myself), but the restaurant thought of that already and
they have ways of keeping contestants hones.
|Inside The Big Texan Steakhouse Gift Shop.|
Marcella and I browsed for a long time and bought nothing.
We agree we've got enough "stuff" already.
|Now, let's be clear. Landon did not eat this whole piece of cake. |
It was enough for four people with one serving left to take home.
|Hard to see in this picture but Wayne has chocolate frosting all over his moustache and he's proud of it.|
|There's a piano in the bar and I had to BEG Marcella to stop playing! Even the bear was upset!|
|Sitting in the official "Longhorn Steer" chairs|
|They have one-armed machines here too! No loss of $$ for me though.|
|Not to be outdone by Marcella, I get near the big bear too.|
|We were all able to leave under our own power. |
Notice the Wayner's "go" cups.
They are headed east and we're on our way farther west in search of cool weather. Our next stop will be in Albuquerque -- we hope.
|Them (in front) and us (behind). |
Oddly enough, this rocky parking lot of a campground became a good place for us with shade trees between coaches.
|Leaving the campground behind.|
|Noticed this getting on the interstate. Funny... I guess they knew it would be.|