We did the Amarillo 11K event on Sunday. Because we kept seeing neat stuff off the trail we increased the distance considerably. But it was worth it. I’ve been to Amarillo on numerous occasions without seeing any of this.
Our event registration was at the Courtyard by Marriott in the Fisk Building. Very nice.
Chandelier in the hotel.
As we left the hotel I could see an old movie theatre marquee but we didn’t walk that direction.
We did pass this nice light outside the hotel.
We stopped at The Heart of Amarillo.
We walked past the Potter County Library.
We did a slight detour to look at the County Courthouse.
Light at the courthouse entrance.
We passed the Khiva Shriner Temple with its statue.
We came to the “Make a Wish Foundation” and sadly read some of the sidewalk plaques.
We passed the Newspaper.
We came to the “Madam Queen”. The historical marker informed us that prior to diesels, this was the greatest of Santa Fe’s locomotives. Retired from service 1953, and given a permanent home here in 1957.
We spied this elevated horse off the walk route and went over to take a look. It stands in from of the old Santa Fe RR depot which is now an art gallery.
Back on the walk route we came to the Civic Center.
Just past it was a wall with plaques.
This is just one of the plaques. They are in need of restoration.
We came to the statue of Rick Husband 1957 – 2003. Colonel, USAF, NASA Astronaut. Mission Commander of the Space Shuttle Columbia. Columbia disintegrated upon re-entry 02/01/03. All seven astronauts aboard lost their lives.
We came to an earth globe Kugel ball in Centennial Plaza. They spin with the slightest push.
A little way off the walk route was another pretty horse.
I don’t think I’ve ever seen a bank with this type of Marquee.
We walked along the old Route 66 and this is the only sign we found.
We passed through a small neighborhood where a lady had made a fence out of bicycle wheel.
Our walk brought us back to the hotel (start). Those walkers doing a 5K where finished. We continued on. This decoration on the building caught my eye as we passed.
This time we walked past the old theatre. The theater opened in 1932, closed in the 1970’s. The theatre is now an office building.
We had thought this might be an old hotel, but it turns out it is the home office of the Santa Fe Railroad.
This is a historic home. Bivens Home circa 1905.
There was a horse nearby.
We came to Old First Baptist Church circa 1890.
Right next door is the New Baptist Church circa 1929
Just down the street we came to United Methodist Church.
Our walk took us to the Plemons Eakle Historic District with its many wonderful old homes.
On the edge of the district we came upon this cigar company. Cute sign.
We continued under I-40 and into another section of homes. Not as big, but still very interesting.
The walk turned around and we brushed the edge of the historical district again.
We came to a park with a Confederate Memorial.
We passed by the First Presbyterian Church.
We passed a couple of more horses and we were through.