The Cadillac Ranch was a must stop for us!
We spent two nights in Amarillo. Arriving late, after 10 o’clock. The eating places were closed. But a bar was open across from the hotel. We assumed we could get food there but in Texas bars can just serve booze.
Anyhow, next time we do it. We’d have stayed at the Kimpton property down the street from our hotel. Unfortunately for us, they were booked. But we did have a nice dinner at their restaurant and they gave us the password to the basement speakeasy which was fun!
Ok. We’ve got some thoughts on our next time driving through TX to get to Vegas . . .
We’d have arrived earlier to drive around town. We really didn’t need more then a few hours to explore. Their “Route 66” area was a bit sad. With shops choosing to be open randomly.
Also, Amarillo has a Mobile Home Museum that fascinated the heck out of me but it was closed the time of year we were there! So that was a bummer!
We’d stay at the Kimpton property. And have a nice dinner there. And just spend one night. Check out. Head to the Cadillac Ranch. Spray-paint some cars. And then keep driving on our route.
There wasn’t a ton to explore in Amarillo. We tried. It’s “up and coming.” But it’s not there yet. We also witnessed a huge brawl in the street in front of our hotel. So. So. Strange.
Last but not least, there are a ton of stray dogs in Amarillo. Fending for themselves. Finding food on the street. Not being treated like the little prince or princess that they are. So that just broke my heart. Was definitely ready to go after seeing all the homeless pooches! So. So. Sad.
Ok. One more thing. Wear something you don’t care to much about at the Cadillac Ranch. What I did not plan on was the wind. So I didn’t spray paint because I had one of favorite jackets on. It’s so old. I wouldnt be able to replace it. So I took pictures while Miles was a real trooper thought spray painting Jet Set Jiles all over the Caddis!
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