Thursday, April 5, 2012

Driving Miss Katie, Day 2

We left Oklahoma City about 9:30 this morning. The biggest difference I see between this trip and ones I take with Jim is timing. He and I wake up so early that we would have been on the road no later than 8:00. But I have decided not to let the later start bother me. Just outside of Amarillo, TX is the Cadillac Ranch. Ten Cadillacs have been buried nose down in a field. It is not only allowed but encouraged for you to spray paint graffiti on the cars. So they never look the same for very long. We took a short detour off I-40 to see the Cadillacs. Unfortunately there were three school buses and numerous other vehicles parked at the ranch entrance. It made it difficult to take photos, but it was a fun stop.

We traveled to Albuquerque, NM today. It was a fairly boring drive like yesterday, until we arrived here and you could see the mountains. Hopefully the rest of the trip will be more scenic. We were going to go to the Grand Canyon tomorrow, but Katie is a little concerned about leaving her stuff in the car. Even if we got a motel room in the park, the timing is off a little. It is about 6 hours to the park from here so we wouldn't arrive there until mid afternoon. Then we still have 7 and a half hours from the park to Los Angeles on Saturday. So I think instead we will drive down to Sedona and do a cavern drive there before continuing west. I'd like to only have around 5 hours of driving left to do on Saturday if possible. We'll see how that works out.

1 comment:

Mrs. Wryly said...

You two are really on the move!

Pictures of the Cadillac Ranch,