Visiting Dallas and Amarillo in Texas

We spent the past two days in Texas. Our first night was spent at the Magnolia Hotel in Downtown Dallas. Pegasus, the Flying Red Horse, shines brightly as the icon of Dallas, Texas from atop the downtown Dallas boutique hotel located in the Magnolia Petroleum Company Building, one of the city’s most revered structures. Built in 1922, this 400-foot high, 29-story building was the first high rise in the United States to have air conditioning and the city’s first skyscraper.

Our stay at the Magnolia was great. It was the perfect place for an overnight pit stop before we continued on our journey. The rooms were spacious, the breakfast was delicious and the service was impeccable.

Our next stop was Amarillo. We stayed at the Big Texan Motel which is also part of the Big Texan Steak Ranch. The Big Texan Steak Ranch is home to the Free 72 oz. Steak challenge. Designed to resemble a main street in an old west town, the Big Texan Motel combines the comforts and conveniences of today with the ambiance and decor of the late 1800s. Staying at the motel definitely makes one feel that they are amongst cowboys in the Wild West!

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