Monday, February 25, 2013

On the Road: Texas Travel Information Center

One of my favorite places to stop when I am traveling west on Interstate 40 is the Texas Travel Information Center which is located east of Amarillo. Texas provides twelve of these centers across the state. The I-40 location is the only one I have visited and it is amazing! This center has clean restrooms that are open 24 hours a day. Wi-Fi is also available. The displays in the lobby provide information about the area and about wind technology. They have a lot of wind in that area. I have never been there when it has not been REALLY windy.

The first time we stopped here was during a storm. We saw that the center had a tornado shelter and decided to stop because conditions were deteriorating.

Interstate 40 has long stretches of highway that do not have hotels. This is one of those stretches that is in the middle of nowhere. When I feel tired, I know I can stop at the Travel Information Center for a while until I feel okay to drive again. I always feel safe there.

(Photo taken in 2012)
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