One of the reasons we came to Amarillo on our way to California
is to get my annual doctor visit out of the way.
As most of you know, I'm on Obamacare,
and being a full-timer has its issues with health care.
This year my plan changed over to an HMO from a PPO,
so that means being in Texas for anything health related.
When we stayed in Livingston in January
I picked a doctor there, but it was too early to
get my annual visit in :-(
Fast forward to this summer,
and I find out that a) my doctor left the practice,
and b) the partner wouldn't refill any of my meds
without seeing me first!
George and I really didn't want to drive all that way south,
preferring to head to CA on I40,
after a bit of searching,
I found a new doctor here in Amarillo.
I had an appointment all set up for last Thursday,
which would have been plenty of time to get out of here last Monday.
Unfortunately she had to go out of town,
so they rescheduled me for Monday early.
We thought that we would be able to still leave that day,
but she thought it was important to get my
mammogram and bone density scan done before leaving.
that is scheduled for Monday :-)
I really like this doctor, however.
She's younger, has an all female practice,
only sees females, and is very proactive.
All of these changes have postponed
our plans to meet my cousin in Ventura,
they won't be there anymore :-(
In the meantime...
we ate lunch at the famous Big Texan Steak Ranch.
We've seen it on Food Network,
and decided the lunch portions were better :-)
They're famous for the 72 ounce steak challenge..
eat a whole 72 ounces of steak,
and the meal that goes with it,
in under an hour, and it's free!
Otherwise it costs you $72!
|The countdown clock|
The other day we also drove to Palo Duro Canyon
It's not a far drive from Amarillo,
and the vistas are just beautiful!
The little visitors' center has some great history
about the CCC, and their building of the winding road
to the bottom of the canyon in 1938.
It was a beautiful drive!
Our plans are to hopefully leave here on Tuesday,
and head to California.