Thursday, June 10, 2010

Cadillac Ranch

Nestled in a wheat field by Amarillo, TX is the famous "Cadillac Ranch". It was built in 1974, by Stanley Marsh, the helium millionaire who owns the dusty wheat field where it stands. Marsh and The Ant Farm, a San Francisco art collective, assembled used Cadillacs representing the "Golden Age" of American Automobiles (1949 through 1963). The ten graffiti-covered cars are half-buried, nose-down, facing west "at the same angle as the Cheops' pyramids.

We found a familiar name!
We didn't bring our own spraypaint, so some fellow travellers let us have theirs, and Emma was more than happy to accept.

Perhaps if grafiti is this fun to do, it explains why it appears EVERYWHERE in Cali...
Hard at work on a creation...
Can't make it out?
Here's a hint...
Should have guessed. It seems to be the most popular thing to write. Maybe a new-age tree carving...
So I decided to give it a go, too, before we headed home.
Goodbye, Cadillac Ranch!
Which, by the way, there is also a VW Beetle version AND a tractor version, all within driving distance.
We had a great trip, and we are home now, all snuggled in our beds.
Now that we are on California time, it's hard to fall asleep, but I think that after all this blogging, I will be ready for a night in my own cozy bed, in my own cozy home, with my own cozy dog and cat, and look forward to a day that may call for a maximum 10 minute drive in the car to get groceries. :)
Goodnight everyone!
Sleep tight!

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