The next morning, we hopped in the car and headed towards Amarillo, Texas. First stop on our road adventure was Cadillac Ranch, an art installation of Cadillac cars partially buried in the ground. People come from all over to add their own version of art to the cars with cans of spray paint.
Unfortunately, the ground was REALLY muddy around most of the cars. Only two cars could be easily accessed without slogging through mud.
They all climbed up inside this car.
For some reason, our first full day of travel always seems the longest. With five boys in the car, ages 4 to 13, we stopped for bathroom breaks and/or food every hour. We were thrilled to finally see the sign showing we had crossed into Colorado. Of course we had to get out and take a pic with the sign.
One of the things we do to keep ourselves entertained in the car is to play the Horse game. Whenever anyone sees a horse, they yell "HORSE" and that horse gets counted for their points. The object of the game is to spot the most horses and get the most points. Whenever someone sees a cemetery, they have to be the first person to yell "Bury your horses!" That causes everyone in the car to lose their horses except the person who yelled "bury your horses". It is a silly game but you would be amazed at the hours of fun we have had with it. The game makes the children look outside the window at the passing countryside. We don't take electronics (tvs, video players, handheld games) on our trips with the boys. The horse game helps pass the time in the car.
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