100 things to do in Amarillo before you die

Can I just say this is a good title for a book? So when I got a message from my friend Eric Miller saying he had written a book with that title, I was intrigued. Eric is a guy most people know in the community.

He was a pillar. I’ve known him from my many years in the media. Oh and I passed him singing the national anthem with his heads in the Amarillo Golden Spread choir. I would see him before the Amarillo Bulls and Amarillo Sox games. I always knew I would meet him somewhere.

credit: Melissa Bartlett, VDMD

Before going on his own, running his own public relations firm, Eric worked for the Amarillo Convention and the Visitors’ Council. So everything that was going on in Amarillo, Eric knew. He was also usually present at events.

To see that he wrote this book is not much of a shock to me. I love the title. We always hear that there is nothing to do in Amarillo. This is so wrong. Eric found a hundred things we needed to do. Oh, and I believe it.

It’s not just a book for tourists. No, every day we will find things to do and try in our own backyard. I mean of course there is a lot to do here. You may just need to be called back. These could be used for a fun date night or a fun family adventure.

When I spoke to Eric, he told me he was excited to have a signing session at the Canyon Gallery at Palo Duro Canyon State Park on Friday October 8th. This is his first book and I would say it is a book that every true Amarilloan or wanting to be a citizen should read. We need to know what we have in our own backyard.

Check your copy at several local bookstores in Amarillo and Canyon. You can even pick one up online to send to your family.

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