Cadillac Ranch

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Cadillac Ranch

It was a foggy morning, and also a foggy early afternoon with a strong wind.

With that weather we left the kampground to drive to Las Vegas, NM.

On the way, just outside of Amarillo you can see the cadillacs in the grassland. That is, if the visibility is good...
Luckily my mother saw something across the highway, so we took the first exit and returned on the other side of the road.
It was freezing cold and a strong wind.
We managed to get there, avoiding cow poop and make pictures without other people on them.
It's a strange site to be at. It's art and that's about it.

We made our way onward to leave Texas.

On the way we've made a stop at Adrian, a little village which lies halfway on Route 66.
Or right in the middle, however you like to call it.
An old famous cafe is located there: The Bent Door Cafe, only it's closed and rundown.

The Bent Door Cafe

Also we've taken a few pictures at Glenrio of The Cafe Diner.
Also a diner which doesn't exist and looks awful. It's a shame though.
This village lies on the border of Texas and New Mexico.
Fun fact to know. The bars and diners were located on the New Mexico side as liqouir was allowed there, while the gas stations were located on the Texan side as the taxes were lower.

Also we stopped at a village called Bard. Hardly anything is left over except a dirt road...

We travelled onward to Tucumcari and onward to Santa Rosa.
There we left the I-40 and we've taken the 84-north to Las Vegas.

The scenery is amazing! I love it.
We've had sunshine and blue sky, but the temperatures are low....

We've stayed the night at the KOA of Las Vegas, NM.
Nice people, lovely parking and a good breakfast: pancakes! yum!

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Cadillac Ranch
Cadillac Ranch
The Bent Door Cafe
The Bent Door Cafe
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