Cartago, CA is a little ghost town that takes very little time to drive through, which is fine since there is very little to see there. But what is there is definitely worth a stop. The mysterious orange building along the highway is a roadside work of art made complete with a dinosaur skeleton statue:
Legend has it that this was originally meant to be a beef jerky store but the other jerky store down the road didn't seem to have a lot of details. It's worth noting that the creepily non-abandoned motel next to it has a giant metal ant on the roof. The artist remains unknown.
After that quick stop, we got back on the road...more pics tomorrow!