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ROAD TRIP

Posted: Aug 17 2016

Summertime is road trip season. The call of the open road beckons. The lure of a cross-country trek to take in our countries beauty at any given destination is too strong to stifle. But, what better way to make memories than getting a photo while visiting kitsch roadside attractions along the way.

Recently while passing through Amarillo, Texas we did just that. We checked out the Cadillac Ranch. Part roadside attraction, part interactive art, and part sculpture. It is up to you what to make of it. Created in 1974 by Chip Lord, Hudson Marquez, and Doug Michels who were part of the art group called Ant Farm. The art installation was funded by the late Texas millionaire, Stanley Marsh III.

Cadillac ranch consists of older Cadillac automobiles dating from 1949 to 1963 buried nose first in the ground, single file, at an angle corresponding to that of the Great pyramids of Giza in Egypt. Make of it what you will. This evolving roadside attraction is worth the pit stop.

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