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Thursday, March 30, 2017

Help us eat well on our drive across the country

We will be taking 5 1/2 days to drive from Atlanta to Camarillo with a car, rental truck and dog. We need great places to get take out dinners as we head across route 40 most of the way.

Planned night stops are Tupelo, Fort Smith, Amarillo, Gallup and Needles! Picked for daily mileage and to avoid major cities for overnights.

Any recommendations for where to get great dinners in any of those places?


8 comments:

  1. Well, I know you are driving cross country, but Amarillo does have the second largest canyon in the US after the obvious one. We aways sleep in Amarillo but our hotel has a restaurant so I am probably no help in that area unless you want to have a free 72 oz steak if you can eat it all...........

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    1. A hotel in Amarillo that takes dogs and has a restaurant would be absolutely perfect! Which one is it?

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    2. Well my son now says it's not a restaurant as such, but every night the Drury Inn has something they call a kickback? it has a variety of hot and cold food for free and there is also wine that you pay for (they may have instituted a fee for kickback but a year ago you just showed your key). Not sure how many times you have done this drive, but it is on Interstate 40 past the major intersection to go north or south. WE always stay there. In fact I have been meaning to do a blog about how hotels are dog friendly enough that I can now have a Hotel (with an inside entrance) instead of a Motel. Oh, and as an aside, you may or may not use this. What WE DID (because I am a naturally paranoid human being) is park the truck so that the nose was into an island or a light lengthwise, and then I would park my car behind it. So they couldnt get to the doors and they couldnt get it out by taking the truck. As I said, paranoid. Oh and the Drury has many restaurants in walking distance that will deliver or let you pick up. Its halfway exactly, by miles between Denver andmy daghter's house, lol.

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    3. Oh, and I just have to say it ...WHATABURGER..and then salad for 48 hours.

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    4. Oh good - I had picked Drury Inn! Great suggestions on parking the truck too. Thanks.

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  2. I use Trip Advisor to find interesting places to eat while traveling, and it rarely disappoints. We also rely on cartons of yogurt and a banana for easy breakfasts, and Subway for healthy, low calories lunches - a veggie sub with no cheese, oil or mayo, but lots of mustard. Big, crunchy, satisfying but low in calories. Car snacks are baby carrots and cherry tomatoes, plus bags of pretzels.
    You can do this! :-)

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    1. I have to laugh - Subway is our lunch stop of choice too but I don't think I can do it 6 days in a row.

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    2. Well then, also on that car travel lunch list would be Carl's Jr. Charbroiled BBQ chicken sandwich (@350 calories), Wendy's small chili w/cheese & onions (@250 calories), and El Pollo Loco chicken salad bowl (@300 calories). I know my low-cal fast food options when on the road! :-)

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