So we've been through Missouri and Oklahoma--two states I have never traveled before--and are working our way through Texas to Albuquerque, NM. We traversed the Texas panhandle, through Amarillo, a new route for us. I am sure there are some great things about Amarillo, but having not stopped to get sufficiently acquainted, we mostly experienced the not-so-great parts while passing through.
Being one of the largest meat-packing areas in the US, the air carries a pervasive aroma of a barnyard. Pat Smith, you would not be happy here, the experience has made me seriously consider becoming a vegetarian.
I insisted on a quick stop at the Cadillac Ranch. The creators of the installation wanted to encourage audience participation. They have succeeded to the point that a steady stream of visitors typically bring spray paint cans along and then leave them behind. It's a pretty good example of not only the artists' success, but how we treat our environment.
Some additional snippets from Amarillo.
Ann, Doug, Moose, Darla, Sunny, and with gratitude, Winnie and Chinny.