In true UA fashion, we crammed as much fun into a weekend getaway as possible. We arrived in Amarillo by evening instead of morning, but this left time to settle in at my parents and head to a new to us brewery called Pondaseta.
Our friend Robyn was getting married. We had fun sharing laughs over some pretty good beers! We tried quite a few and settled on the Dear Abby which is a great Porter!
While we had beers and girl talk, the boys went to the par 3 course for night golf. It must have been fun because they got home just as late as we did. With better stories. Billy hit a hole in 1! He’s pretty good at the golf.
Friday was a full day…let’s call it leg day! We started off at the Huge Pair of Legs. Yes…it’s a thing!
Inspired by a similar set of big legs in the Egyptian desert, Stanley Marsh 3 (who commissioned the nearby Cadillac Ranch) paid a guy named Lightnin' McDuff to build the legs. Yes, that is literally what the internet says about these.
Fun fact-it is fenced in with barbed wire. We hopped the gate so we could get a closer look. We also happened to notice that the fence keeps the cattle in…good thing nothing charged at us!
Bobby and Billy hasn’t had the pleasure of visiting the Big Texan. It is a place you have to see to believe. From the dining room with a raised table for those that try to eat the 72 oz steak, to the random games, to the changing hall of pictures….it can’t be described in words. Although, Andrea did a good job in her post last year!
After seeing all of the fun things that the Big Texan has to offer, we met back up with the fam to check out another Amarillo brewery called Long Wooden Spoon. Who knew the craft beer scene was blowing up in Amarillo???
This spot has been around for about 5 years and had lots of choices. We really liked the Wit (called Texas Witty Twister…he, he) and the Kolsch. We did not love their hot pepper beer….it was spicy! I did see that they sometimes do a limited release Bourbon Barrel Vanilla Porter…yep, will be back for that!!!
That night we had a blast just cooking out and sitting on the patio at my parents. We were so busy sharing stories and life updates that we didn’t take any pictures. Sometimes being in the moment is best!
Saturday was the big day for Robyn and Jeremy. Palo Duro Canyon made a beautiful backdrop for the wedding.
The reception was on a rooftop patio at Crush Wine Bar. Super nice patio and a great night!
I don’t know why we can’t take nice couple pictures!!!
After the reception, we ended up at Esquire Jazz Club. We went all the way to Amarillo to figure out how fun jazz clubs can be. We will definitely be checking out the 18th and Vine area in KC soon!
Probably as another unfiltered adventure!