Travel Blogs from Dumas
... people up for the Big Texan. After some google work we too request for a limo. At 8.30 our limo comes to pick us up, bull horns at the front and all. We chat to a couple for Scotland travelling through the US. The driver tells us there is a tornado heading our way so we are the last pick up but not to worry as they will drive us home.
We get to the Big Texan and we take some time taking some happy snaps outside. I laugh at one of the signs that is welcoming Contiki ...
... to preserving route 66 history.
Last stop was Cadillac Ranch which is a public art sculpture consisting of 10 1970's era Cadillacs stuck into the ground nose first and at a severe angle. Sounds weird. Yep, it is....
Over the years its turned into a spray paint mecca and folks are invited to apply their artistic talent to the overall sculpture (:
The paint is literally inches thick in many spots. I could find no trace of metal left unpainted ...
... traveled a few miles outside of Amarillo to the Cadillac Ranch, home of the iconic public art space filled with Cadillacs buried nose-down into the ground all at symmetric angles facing the west. This "art" located in a field alongside the highway was created 40 years ago by an art group called the Ant Farm. Overall we were not that impressed - underwhelmed is an appropriate word. The art of the Cadillacs lined up and graffiti painted many times over was interesting, but it was ...
... exhausted with the whole process and I just wanted it out of the way so I could try to get back to my life. Maybe I'll return someday and checkout the steakhouse my cab driver was telling me about (apparently that is THE thing to do in Amarillo, but I was too worried about getting enough sleep to venture out), but for now I just have these pics from my pseudo-adventure ...
... and , I'm guessing here, it's probably the liberal bastion of the US, maybe the world, given the number of artists, gallery's bead shops, native art, etc. I'll bet if I yelled "BUSH" on the main drag, I'd be stoned to death in less than 45 seconds. Sigh.
So after Taos, on Route #64, climbing again, to another 9,100 ft peak, then whooshing down the backside. This constant up and down is getting old, baby, but then it opened up when we got to Texas, to the ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Fitness/Health center
- Free parking