Itinerary: Amarillo, Texas to Little Rock, Arkansas in 9.5 hours.
Weather Condition: Cold and windy in Oklahoma and heavy rain and lightning in Arksansas
Miles Driven: 597 miles
Stops: Oklahoma City OK, Stockyard City OK and North Little Rock AK
The more East we go, the earlier I have to go to bed with the time change. We woke up bright and early at 7am and had a light breakfast in the La Quinta reception. Not an exciting breakfast, but I had a lot planned for today so we checked out early. Stacy had sent me a guide to Amarillo and there were at least two places we had to go before leaving town. The first was the Donut Stop. Google Maps had quite a few locations not far from the hotel however when we drove there they were no where to be found. We drove up and down Coulter Street looking for the two Donut Stops and found nothing. The attendant at the gas station said it was across the street, but she must have been smoking something because there was a burger stand in it’s place. We gave up after 20 minutes driving up and down the same street and headed over to the second place I wanted to see in West Amarillo on the I-40 – Cadillac Ranch. If you are driving into Amarillo, it is just 5 miles outside of town off Frontage Road on the south side. Cadillac Ranch is an art installation in the middle of a field with a bunch of Cadillacs buried face down in the ground so hold two-thirds of the car is visible. They are all graffiti’d up and visitors are encouraged to bring their own spray can and make their mark. In photos on the web, the graffiti was actually better however with time it seems everyone with a spray can, and not all artists, have made the cars rather hideous. A few of the car doors looked like they had been stolen as well, but maybe that is the purpose of this type of installation. The evolution of the piece with visitors making their ‘mark’. I took a quick few photos and got back on the road. View full post »