We lived for five years in our 43'Winnebago Tour motorhome and had a great time. But what happens when it is time to go back to the "sticks and bricks" of a regular home? Join us as we transition back to a house in The Villages, Florida -- and still enjoy the RV lifestyle.
Friday, October 21, 2011
Amarillo and Cadillac Ranch
Driving into Amarillo, TX, we passed Cadillac Ranch, on the old Route 66. This iconic sight consists of Cadillacs of different years (1949 - 1963) buried halfway into the ground.
This closeup of some of the cars shows Cadillacs from the late 50's, complete with fins. This is a remarkable sight of a real piece of Americana and is unlike anything else we have ever seen. Quite a welcome to Amarillo!
Amarillo is the site of the American Quarter Horse Hall of Fame. Unfortunately, we arrived on a day that the museum was closed, but we still were able to view these amazing statues in bronze outside.
This sculpture portrays the original cowboy days of calf roping and range riding.
These lifesize bronze sculptures are very impressive and life-like. Amarillo was originally the real cow town and the site of thousands of cattle coming through. Must have been quite a sight.
We had already seen a couple of the painted horse statues in town and began to look for them as we traveled. Amarillo is also know for it's helium production and indeed we stayed at an RV park on Helium Road. Amarillo is a true American original and well worth a visit.