Now that travel isn't the headache as it was during the height of Covid-19, Pam and I are back on the mainland for another road trip, this time to finish up the Big Five in Utah. We've visited and hiked Zion, Bryce Canyon and Arches. Now to catch up to Canyonlands and Capitol Reef. We're also visiting Arches again. The last visit we couldn't find a parking space at the trailhead to Delicate Arch. This time we will be starting at Delicate Arch and then hit the rest of Arches.
First stop: Amarillo, TX.
We love visiting Amarillo. Our first stop is always the Cadillac Ranch, one of the most iconic and recognizable public art pieces in the country. The Cadillac Ranch stands alongside old Route 66. According to RoadsideAmerica.com, it was built by a group of artists/hippies from San Francisco called The Ant Farm. Their patron was billionaire Stanley Marsh III. He wanted an art project that would baffle the locals. A tribute to the evolution of the Cadillac, ten Caddies from the 1949 Club Sedan to a 1963 Sedan de Ville were then half-buried, nose down in the dirt at the same angle as the Great Pyramid of Giza. Quite a sight.