We started by building a triple decker bunk bed. We completely tore out the closet so we could start over with the space. It still needs all the finishing touches, but it turned out pretty well and even I like hanging out in those upper bunks!
We also had my son's 4th birthday party to get ready for and host. Happy birthday Braden! And bitchy Angie's daughter made the cake.
|Birthday morning. He loves doughnuts.|
|How cool is this cake?! Seriously impressed with my niece here.|
We started in Amarillo. We stayed last night in a Marriot (we're using my husbands hotel points for this whole trip!) and officially hit Rt 66 this morning. We actually could have ended the trip with the hotel stay and our kids would have thought it to be the greatest vacation ever.
Our first attraction was Cadillac Ranch. It was very cold and windy and this is why the kids don't look too interested.
We got back in the car and headed toward New Mexico with time to kill. Immediately we saw something of interest. Wind farms! They were all over the side of the road and turbines seemed to go on forever. One dirt road in particular appeared to go right out into a patch of these giant green energy producers so we went in for a closer look.
|I think these things are amazing. So beautiful.|
|I love this picture. That old car, buildings long since abandoned, and behind it all stands the future.|
|It started as a gas station, but the expanding road ate up the gas pumps. It still operates as a gift shop.|
|Historic Blue Swallow Motel|
|Are you in the market for an old classic car? Get off the interstate! They're everywhere!|
Also, you can see, all along the mother road, remnants of the old railroad (Santa Fe?). Sometimes it's really obvious, like in the picture below with the old train bridge. But mostly you just notice piles of used cross ties.
Tomorrow we head to Flag Staff!