Standing tail end up along Route 66 in Amarillo, Texas are 10 Cadillac cars. Their purpose? To be a public art installation, known as Cadillac Ranch, that would be interactive for passerbyers and the mission has been successful since their placement by San Franciscan “hippies” in 1974. For decades, travelers have purchased spray cans, hopped off the interstate and taken long stretch breaks to tag the, now iconic, cars.
During my road trip to Colorado and back with my campervan Moon Beam I made two stops. The first was at night and didn’t prove to be successful for there are no lights in the dusty field to allow visitors to make their way safely to the cars. So, on my return journey, I made it a point to pick up some pink paint and make my mark.