Extended Stay America - Amarillo - West
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... to search for info on it. Another reason to love the internet while driving :)
We were excited to start seeing the landscape change from flat Prairie to Mesas and Mountains. As we entered Santa Fe we knew we were truly in the SW as we passed Adobe buildings, etc.
... looking forward to a steak, the first of the trip.
The restaurant is amazing, its exactly everything you would expect from a Texas Restaurant in the US and more. There was a challenge for you to eat a 72oz Steak, if you can do it you get it free, otherwise it's $72. Two guys attempted to do the challenge while we were in which was really exciting, unfortunately both of them failed. One was a German and the other was a guy from Ohio, the guy from Ohio ...
... 66 just say Z or in some places they're spray painted on the road.
We stopped litterally on the highway, I got out, got the photo and then we carried on driving!!! Needless to say, there wasn't any traffic!!
Next stop was in a town called Adrian. It's famous for being the halfway pint of Route 66. If you dont count detours and getting lost (probably about 500 miles), we'd already travelled over 1100 miles along Route 66!! We ...
After a godawful night, we hit the road early, glad to get away from that little hell hole! The countryside didn't improve much as we passed through some oil and gas fields, and some large, dry looking ranches. We returned to Route 66 at Elk City, hoping to have a look at a Farm and Transport Museum, but everything was shut on Sundays, we realised by the large numbers of cars parked at the churches, that this is a bit of a Bible Belt and everyone goes ...
... 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 ...