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Cadillac Ranch, Amrillo, Texas

Roadside Curiosities: Cadillac Ranch near Amarillo, Texas

Cadillac Ranch, located just east of Amarillo, Texas along Interstate 40, is an iconic roadside attraction and a stop for many roadtrippers as they cross the southern plains on historic Route 66. But just how far out of your way should you go to visit Cadillac Ranch? In my opinion, not far. Located on the I-40 frontage road, you'll know you are at the right place by the … [Read More...]




Don't miss the castle, even if you don't ride Forbidden Journey.

Stepping Into the Wizarding World of Harry Potter

Sometimes, the popularity of a children's book crosses over into the adult world. Sometimes the book is made into a movie (or seven!). And sometimes, a book becomes iconic enough to be brought to life in the real world. Such is the case for the Harry Potter … [Read More...]


A Very Presidential #IGTravelThursday

Here at Family Rambling we cover a different topic each month. February's topic was, fittingly, Presidents. The month began with the most 'Presidential' of sites, Mount Rushmore. The southwest corner of South Dakota holds the state’s most visited site – … [Read More...]

Ingalls Homestead, DeSmet, South Dakota

Living Like Laura in DeSmet, South Dakota

I can remember reading the 'Little House' books by Laura Ingalls Wilder over and over again as I grew up in southwest Iowa. I never grew tired of Laura's stories of life on the western frontier. And though I knew Laura was telling stories of her life, I never … [Read More...]