Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Some time in Amarillo

Amarillo Ranch RV Park
Amarillo, TX

After a nice summer working in Custer,
it was time to move on.
We took route 385 and 287 south,
which passed through Nebraska, Colorado, Oklahoma,
and finally Texas.

We didn't get off until almost 11 am from Custer,
as true to form for us,
the truck wouldn't start!
George bought an Edge Evolution chip
for the truck to boost the power on hills.
We're not exactly sure what happened yet,
but it drained the battery (both of them!) completely!
Thank goodness for the park's truck,
we got a jump and were on our way.

The plan was to drive about 350 miles,
stopping halfway somewhere for the night.
Via the power of Google,
I found a great little place in Kit Carson, CO
called the Trading Post.

I called ahead to make sure it was ok to
overnight in the parking lot.
We did pop in and have a piece of pie,
and had a great breakfast before heading out.

Yesterday we started out at 7 am,
and had smooth sailing
all the way to Amarillo.
The RV park here is nice,
and our site is perfect.

After getting set up we took a ride to pick up a few groceries.
One place I wanted to see while we're here was
which isn't too far from where we are staying.
If you have never heard about it you can click
on the link above,
but basically it is an art installation,
that was put up in 1974.
For years people trudge through the corn field
to see it and with spray can of paint in hand,
make their mark on these Cadillacs.

We met a couple who are staying
in the same park,
and we obliged them by taking their
picture, and they in turn took ours :-)

I'm glad it's a free installation,
and we thought it was a quirky thing to see.
Didn't bring a can of spray paint, however :-)

Today George is out getting new tires on the truck,
and a front end alignment.
It's foggy and gray outside,
so it may be a relaxing jammie day for me!

I have a doctor appointment tomorrow,
and we have other things to see while we're here!


  1. It's quirky all right. I wonder why "he" (I'm assuming) went to all that trouble? Jammie days are great for a break. Enjoy!

  2. Glad to hear you have had only minimal setbacks (battery). You and George are getting south in a hurry. Judy and I are ready to hit the road also.

  3. We have been to the cars once, also without paint:)

  4. We always hold our breath on travel days until we're off and running. Glad the park could come to your rescue.