We were all up early, ready to leave Austin and head to Amarillo. Today was a very long drive day across Texas, approximately 500 miles.
*On May 29th 2019, I travelled with Trek America on their Grand Trek tour for six weeks around the USA. We began in New York, travelling south to the West Coast, then North back to the East Coast. I am not affiliated with Trek America. Read all my Trek America posts here. *
Van Appreciation Day
This is what the majority of the day looked like. In all honestly, I didn’t find the drive days that bad. I am used to long drives anyway, but we all had so much fun it went really quick! There are quite a few stops along the way, you can get out, stretch your legs and stock up with snacks.
Long drives should 100% be considered when you are thinking about booking your trip, as I imagine it could impact how much you enjoy it. If you are willing to get involved with others and make the most of it, you will have a great time.
As you can guess if you’ve been reading my series, we were pretty happy with this campsite because it was a KOA (kampgrounds of america). The only downside to this site was that it was right next to a train line. At various times throughout the night there were train horns, kind of startling the first couple of times!
Big Texan Steakhouse
After a very long drive day we were all very excited for a steak dinner. We were picked up in limo’s and taken to the Big Texan Steakhouse – pretty cool!
The Big Texan Steakhouse – Home Of The Free 72oz Steak
If you are feeling brave, or just really hungry, you can try to complete the 72oz steak challenge. If you eat the whole meal within one hour, it’s free!
Sadly, no one in our group attempted it. I would love to have seen how much they could finish of it. There was no way I was going for it, I can barely finish an 8oz.
We were taken back to the campsite in a limo and we all hung out for a while before heading to bed. It’s surprising how tiring long travel days are, even though we were just sitting all day.
Let me know if you have any questions regarding Trek America or the places we visited 🙂