Friday 27th December 2019
-3C to 5C, fog, rain, sleet, hail and snow
We made an early start from Amarillo with our first stop at Cadillac Ranch to do a spot of spray painting. Cadillac Ranch is a public art installation and sculpture created in 1974. The installation half-buried ten Cadillacs nose-first in the ground.
We then followed the original Route 66 Highway to the midway point in Adrian. These days it is not much more than a cafe and a few derelict buildings and unfortunately it was too early for the cafe to be opened so we pressed on to Santa Fe.
We traveled through some thick fog, a bit of rain, some hail and sunny skies to reach Santa Fe. The temperature felt like 0C so we donned our warmest clothing, layered up and headed out to explore the capital of New Mexico, Santa Fe. What an amazing town. It plays host to heaps of visitors keen to tackle the nearby ski slopes, however we were much keener on discovering the art scene and this place certainly has it by the bucket load. It is sensational. Not a word I use lightly, but in this case – wow. I am so impressed. There are galleries galore where the artists live, work and showcase their work – everything from sculpture, ceramics, paintings, glass work, tapestries, carvings and the list goes on.
Then there is Santa Fe Downtown. The Spanish inspired architecture is so different to anything else we have seen so far on the trip.