"But you must see it," we were told after explaining that the Good Girls' idea of camping was winding up in the room farthest from the lounge at a Hilton.
|The 1946 Tear Drop came as a kit. Photo by Judy Wells.|
The "Age of Aquarius" VW van caught our eyes, of course, as did the monster house on wheels from the Robin Williams film, "RV."
|The late Robin Willliams filmed in this. Photo by Judy Wells.|
Remember-this type memories popped up as we peeked inside and "traveled" through styles of the eras like the oranges, mustards and olive greens of kitchens, burnt orange shag carpeting and aqua sinks in bathrooms.
|Remember aqua tile and porcelain bathrooms? Photo by Judy Wells.|
Classic motorcycles fill wall space in the vast two-room "garage" and all come with signage on the history, restoration process and other interesting details.
|Ron and Marilyn Smith. Photo by Debi Lander.|
Museum of America's Horse
|Refrigerator, three-time Champion of Champions, the first to break the $2 million winnings record. Photo by Judy Wells.|
|Slide the lighted panel along the horse to see the inner workings of the entire animal. Photo by Judy Wells.|
|Race horse's eye-view of the starting gate. Photo by Judy Wells.|
Another room is filled with displays of the development of America and the West, from Native American life and early ranches to the stock work, racing and recreational contributions of Quarter Horses.
The museum served another major purpose for the Good Girls as we made our way around Amarillo. The area is flat, East looking pretty much like West, so unique signs and buildings like this one told us if we were going in the right, or often wrong, direction.
|"Blue Blaze" at Amarillo College.|
Following the Hoof PrintsWe looked for another kind of horse as we drove around. Hoof Prints is Amarillo's answer to the pigs, fish and jaguars public art projects of other cities. This project of Center City and the American Quarter Horse Association has placed life-sized statues of Quarter Horses painted by regional artists around the area.
|"Happy" at Happy State Bank.|
What began with 20 horses in 2002 has grown to 103 unique works and still reproducing.
|"Reflections of Love" by Jill Wyatt Marshall.|
They have become the object of family scavenger hunts, photo projects and of devoted fans. Count us among them.
|"Cherry Lime" by Gary Ward.|
|Western of "Total Package" at the American Quarter Horse Hall of Fame and Museum.|
Evidently, "Don't mess with our horses" has joined "Don't mess with Texas" as an Amarillo warning.
|English side of "Total Package," artist Gabe Treisio's clever way of showing the breed's versatility.|