In early December my fiancé found out that he would have to drive his work truck from Calgary, AB, CAN to Houston, TX, USA for his job and he would be leaving the week before Christmas. His company was nice enough to offer to send me along with him since he would be gone for Christmas. I was obviously pretty excited given my love for travel and convincing him to do a road trip for fun was proving to be nearly impossible since he is always driving for work.
Our adventure began on Monday December 19, 2017 and our first food stop was just outside of Billings, Montana. Montana is a pretty sparse state so we didn’t end up eating until 8:30 pm that night and it was obviously the finest fast food we could find, Arby’s. However, I do love a good beef ‘n cheddar, I mean seriously who doesn’t?!
We made our way in to Wyoming that night and continued our journey early the next morning. We had lunch in Wyoming just before we crossed the border in to Colorado and although our next food stop was nothing special, Subway, it was very satisfying. I was unable to drive on this trip so I mixed in a cold brew Starbucks coffee with my lunch so that I wouldn’t simply sleep the whole drive, somebody had to DJ.
We made tracks on our second day of driving and crossed through Colorado and Oklahoma, ending our day of driving in Amarillo, TX. We drove on a secondary highway the majority of the way so there weren’t a lot of places to stop and we ended up at a Taco Bell in a small town an hour outside of Amarillo. Cheesy Gordita Crunches were my life when I was a kid so I had to fulfil those cravings and I was not disappointed.
When we woke up on the Wednesday we stopped at Cadillac Ranch, which I would highly recommend taking the time to see if you’re ever in Amarillo, TX! We got over the shock of actually making it to Texas in two days around lunch time when we spotted the first Whataburger we saw. The debate between In-N-Out vs Whataburger kept us busy for a good chunk of the drive that day and unfortunately because I hadn’t had In-N-Out for a few years my debate was defeated. Whataburger stimulates your taste buds a way that Canadian fast food burgers just don’t.
We ended our three day journey in Houston, Texas. It was a long three days but it was a good three days. Whataburger was obviously the highlight of the fast food I tried while on the road (with the Cheesy Gordita Crunch taking a close second of course).
Have you road tripped through the states before? If so, where and what kind of foods did you try along the way? I found that through the middle states there weren’t a lot of options for food along secondary highways, but now I know and if I had to do it again I would definitely make a food plan so I wouldn’t get stuck eating at 8:30 pm every night!