…from amarillo and abilene…

I have returned from taking Bottled Lightning back to school. 

If you’re going to be driving through the Texas panhandle on I-40, here’s a few tips:

1. Have an air conditioner.

2. If you don’t have an air conditioner, don’t go in August.

But DO go.  There are some really iconic stops on either side of Amarillo. 

On a long trip, the four most beautiful words in the english language are: “Rest Area 1 Mile”.  There’s a doozy of a rest area east of Amarillo that is fueled by its own wind turbine.   Like a maverick that escaped the herd at the wind farm. 

And speaking of herds, roll up your windows when you pass the humongous feedlots.  Unless you want to kill most of your alveoli.   Yes, I know you’ve smelled dog doo or perhaps even the odd cow pie, but believe me, you have no idea.  The stench that breaks loose from a feed lot is sentient.

And speaking of alveoli…

Okay, I can’t think of a smooth segway from lung sacs to the largest cross in the western hemisphere, complete with stations of the cross, empty tomb and gift shop for your convenience. 

And last but not least, the fabulous CADILLAC RANCH.  Here it is at its installation:


And to see how it looks today……….

Please refer to Imaginal Realm’s banner.

And if you know what today’s blog title refers to, I award you the official certification of Austin City Limits Watcher.


About Lisha Cauthen

Lisha Cauthen writes YA novels for guys that girls like to read too.

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