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mr. ed

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Posted: 03/30/21 08:23am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I moved to Amarillo recently and still have my Arizona plate and DL. I drove to the local TX DMV and found that a birth certificate was necessary, otherwise no possibility for a TX DL. My original birth certificate plus other important documents were lost when my vehicle was stolen in Albuquerque a couple of years ago (I was planning a possible move there at the time, and my vehicle was stuffed with my personal belongings). So I ordered a replacement birth certificate from the proper agency in Phoenix, where I was born, and awaiting its arrival. I should have checked first to determine what documents were necessary. My bad. Anyhow, the ball's rolling. I can't say anything great about Amarillo, except the almost constant winds. It's quite different from Tucson, where I was previously living, that's for sure. It's an OK city, though, and I'm living a little cheaper in comparison to the place I was staying in Tucson. Next, I'll need to work on my Texas drawl. I've still retained my old NY accent [emoticon]


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Well, I'm not becoming a Texan after all. It's back to my old stomping grounds in Tucson. The long term hotel where I have been staying suddenly upped my rent by hundreds of dollars/month. It wasn't a bad place while the rent was more reasonable, so no more long term hotels for me! I'll try to grab a suitable apartment in Tucson, although I dislike living in an apartment environment, having been a full time RVer for years. If I was less handicapped I wouldn't even consider an apartment. Anyhow, you gotta accept what life throws at you. [emoticon]

EDIT: I've decided to stay in Texas. I don't want to make another move. I received my birth certificate today, so now I can go for my TX drivers license. Got an appointment at the DMV for 19 April. [emoticon]

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There are nice apartments in Amarillo, Mr. Ed, at far cheaper rates than any long term hotel.


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Posted: 04/06/21 05:30pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

You do realize the pan handle of Texas was not wanted by Texas,so they put it up and nobody wanted it. Personally I like Amarillo,at least the steak house there.


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Tons of history in the flat lands, Amarillo Blvd. is the original Rt 66,also an item of interest is the stage play "Texas" in Palo Duro canyon just East of Canyon.


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Posted: 04/06/21 09:19pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Wanderlost wrote:

There are nice apartments in Amarillo, Mr. Ed, at far cheaper rates than any long term hotel.


Yes, you’re probably right. There are certain reasons why I prefer extended stay hotels at this time. Being handicapped, I find their handicap accessible rooms work for me well. Of course they’re furnished and come with housekeeping. Fortunately I had enough savings to keep me going for 4 1/2 years. Of course, utilities are also included. By the time you factor these things in, you’re not too far off from the higher price of the hotel. If I had my physical abilities back, you can bes sure I’d be full time RVing again. No better lifestyle in my estimation. [emoticon]

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