After a quick breakfast of coffee and hot biscuits with better service than last night we set out on the road again.
The highways are very eye-catching.
The main attraction in Odessa is the "world's largest jackrabbit". More jackrabbits to come!!
Built in 1962, the eight-foot-tall rabbit was the idea of Odessa Chamber of Commerce president John Ben Shepperd, hence the rabbit's official name of "Jack Ben Rabbit." It was Shepperd's way to pay tribute to the city's unique jackrabbit roping competition, held every year during the Odessa Rodeo. The competition ended in 1978, when The Humane Society shut it down for good.
Odessa is also known for Friday Night Lights, a 2004 sports drama film,which documents the coach and players of a high school football team and the Texas city of Odessa that supports and is obsessed with them. The book on which it was based, Friday Night Lights: A Town, a Team, and a Dream by H. G. Bissinger, follows the story of the 1988 Permian High School Panthers football team as they made a run towards the state championship.
Once again going through oil country.
Cisco - home of the first Conrad Hilton hotel.
Some of the cattle farms in the area.
It looks like the storm is blowing over us. Turning into the Marriott on Championship Drive.
This is the most inexpensive hotel we have stayed in since we arrived back in the States (don't even ask about hotels in Australia and NZ). $149 the first night and then $75 a night, unbelievable.