Fort Worth day 1 – Drive day

Attitude is the difference between an ordeal and an adventure – Bob bitchin. 

Helllloooooo Texas!!! Today was mostly a drive day but it was still packed with adventure! We woke up in Amarillo to finish our laundry. It was pretty frustrating because we chucked our laundry on the night before and then put it through the dryer twice and it still wasn’t dry! So we put it in the dryer a third time…it still didn’t dry. So annoying, the dryer must’ve been broken as shit. Fuckin hell. So we packed our wet clothes into the bag and got into the coach.

Our destination was Fort Worth, Texas. It was about a 5 hours drive but with contiki the bus has to stop every 2 hours for bathroom breaks and the bathroom breaks are usually at least 45 minutes as there are so many people. The first stop of the trip was at a place called Cadillac Ranch. There are 10 cadillacs half buried in the dirt which anyone is able to spray paint and graffiti whatever you want on it. It’s pretty cool.

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We stopped at a few places and had lunch at a place called Wichita Falls, Texas. There were a few options and one of them was Chick-Fil-A we have been keen to eat there since we got here. We rolled in there and got the classic chicken burger, came with waffle fries, man it was awesome. Easily the best fast food feed we have had here yet. They had mouth wash dispenser and little cups in the bathroom too which was awesome so my mouth felt so fresh afterwards! Anyways back onto the coach for the rest of this dog of a drive.

We finally ended up getting there, we got our key cards and went up to our room. We walked in and there was heaps of people’s luggage and food and all types of stuff in the room, we were like wtf…someone had already been in there. Lucky they weren’t there at the time! Anyway so we had to take the slowest elevators back down to the lobby and get a room that was unoccupied. Finally checked in and got ready. We were heading out for a Texas BBQ. We drove through a real dodgy area of forth worth. We saw these two African American blokes punching on which was pretty funny lol then we rolled up to this dodgy BBQ restaurant that had barred windows and reminded me of a prison cafeteria lol it was a BBQ buffet. We rolled in and got the food, honestly, it was pretty average. I hope that we can get some better food today.

Following this we went to a bar called Landmark bar & grill which was pretty awesome. This bar had heaps of giant games like Jenga and Connect 4, Ski-Ball and shitloads of free arcade games like street fighter and mortal kombat that I kicked Aimee’s ass at. Hadouken! By this time I was pretty fuckin drunk. It was ladies night so drinks for them were half price, so aimee was buying them for me. The main event though was a mechanical bull. This was awesome. I’ve always wanted to go on one but never gotten the chance. I lasted a total of 5 seconds…HahahHa it was pretty awesome. I was shit at it and looked like a dickhead when I fell off! We got back to the room after a great uber ride from a lovely local woman who told us of her history coming from Trinidad and Tobago then talking about her journey to Texas. I was pretty fuckin smashed at this point. We crashed nearly immediately after getting back. Then I was awoken with somebody opening our hotel door! I jumped up to find out what was happening and as it turned out the hotel fucked up again and gave someone else the wrong room. The woman was apologetic but it jolted me awake and I had only my undies on lol it was definitely an interesting night! Braden said that usually nice hotels like this one don’t fuck up this bad. All sorted now for tonight…I hope haha Dallas today!

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Thanks for your continued reading and support!

Much love

Ronnie

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