Thursday, August 20, 2009

A Day of Random Stops

Yesterday was day three in the car and we didn't really have any plans except to drive as far as we could in the day. Strangely enough once we got in the car and started googling our route we found some very fun and different stops along our way.

First stop, that really was the highlight of the day, was the General Tom P Stafford Air and Space Museum. Stafford grew up in Weatherford, Oklahoma which is why the museum is there. It has a lot of cool space stuff that we haven't seen in the DC Air and Space Museum but it is mainly centered around Stafford's career. He was on both Gemini VI and Gemini IX.

After the Air and Space Museum we set our sites for Amarillo, Texas. The first stop was Cadillac Ranch. Created as an art installation in 1974 it consists of 10 Cadillacs half buried in the dirt. People who visit the art installation are encouraged to spray paint and graffiti the cars, as you can see below from our photo.

The last place we ended up in was the Big Texan in Amarillo, Texas. This is definitely what Texas is all about. When they say everything is bigger in Texas, they aren't kidding. The Big Texan is famous for their 72 ounce steak, yup 4 1/2 pounds of meat. Apparently if you eat that plus a baked potato, roll, shrimp, and a salad within one hour, and keep it down for the hour, you get the meal for free. In the picture of the dining room below you can see a gentleman sitting at a table all by himself at the front of the dining room underneath the American flag. He's attempting the challenge and we got to witness him lose it all with only 11 minutes left.

1 comment:

Paige said...

So did you spray paint anything on the Cadillacs?