May 5, 2017: After saying our goodbyes to Gabriele and Ken in Bristow, OK, Sash and I continued pushing west, taking us into the Texas Panhandle.
We learned that the Texas Travel Information Center in Amarillo allowed free overnight parking for trucks and RVs, and that it got a lot of good reviews. So, we pointed ourselves in that direction, following the I-40 as our guide.
When we got there, we found only a handful of RVs and trucks there. Plenty of wide “pull through” spaces to park in (no hookups), and relative quiet.
We actually met another RV couple, Cory and James, who full time in a class B van. They were from the Phoenix area, and driving across the south west for work. They seem like good people and hope to meet them again.
The Texas Travel Information Center has restrooms and vending machines, but that’s it. On the other side of I-40 is a Flying J, which has a dump station for just $7.50 (non Good Sam).
Signs posted all around the Information Center warn of rattlesnakes, but I didn’t see any while walking Mia. However, the grass is full of foxtails, so make sure your pooch doesn’t roll around in it.