Road trips would be nothing without road side attractions. I always feel excited when we get to pull off the highway to see anything; an overlook, a giant red rocker... you name it. But probably my favorite thing I've ever pulled off the highway for is Cadillac Ranch.
In Amarillo, Texas, just off of I-40, sits 10 Cadillacs that are half buried in the dirt. Time has really done a number to these cars, but not to the same extent as visitors. The Cadillacs are caked by years of spray paint, there are even spray painted messages on the dirt around the cars. The gate, a near by dumpster, and even a sign that said "no spray painting" were also covered in layers of various colors of paint. The constant noise of the highway mutes the nearby grazing cows.
I think the thing I love the most about Cadillac Ranch is that its art just for the sake of art. Someone had a crazy idea to have 10 Cadillacs sticking out of the ground... so they went and made it a real thing for people to see for free... without a gift shop and all the other annoying things that are around stops similar to this. Someone created this site just for the pure enjoyment of people seeing their idea come to life.
We spent quite some time taking photos here. We arrived right before sunset so we were able to shoot in the beautiful golden light as well as watch the sun sink down below the earth. When we completely ran out of light we walked back to the van and headed further west.
More to come,