Friday, August 1, 2014

Day 30 - Santa Fe, NM

Dateline:  July 16, 2014; Santa Fe, NM


We got up early-ish and found a donut shop and a Starbucks!  Yum.  We ate our donuts and drank our beverages on the drive out of Amarillo to the famed Cadillac Ranch.  What fun.  It's a crazy art installation that is continually being added to by whoever stops by.  There are spray cans all over the place.  We brought a Sharpie, not having any spray paint with us.  The kids loved it!

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Miller 2014

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Liza tries to get shots without a lot of people but there were a LOT of people there! 

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FMC #708 from Cadillac Ranch

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The kids spray painted the ground and took pictures and texted them to their friends.  It had meaning that escaped us grownups!  

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While we were there, the American Idol bus showed up and set up to film some footage.  A guy was walking around with a stack of release forms but we had places to go and miles to cover so we headed on our merry way.  We did our best to get in some shots as we drove off.  So watch for us if you are AI fans! 

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A business near Cadillac Ranch -- you can't spray paint these babies!

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We stopped for lunch at the Midpoint Diner.  It was packed and we had to be patient.  There were a bunch of Norwegian tourists having lunch there too.  It was worth the wait and we celebrated being 1/2 along Route 66.   

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New Mexico! 

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We tried to stop here but couldn't see a good place to park the FMC.  

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Thunderstorms were threatening!

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A car museum -- most of the cars were for sale which was fun. 

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We pushed on through rainstorms and mountains and made it to Santa Fe.  We had dinner at Tomasita's -- our favorite restaurant in Santa Fe and stayed at the same RV park we stayed in on our honeymoon in 1988.  Santa Fe is about our favorite city in the world and we were so glad to be back there.

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1 comment:

  1. So you didn't visit Pantex in Amarillo. Oh, well.

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