"IT'S NOT THE LENGTH OF THE GESTATION, IT'S THE EXTENT OF THE ATTACHMENT."


Monday, November 23, 2009

Graffiti



Do you know where I am?



Here's another hint...



Cadillac Ranch! Mr. H and I went to Cadillac Ranch the day of the wedding to kill some time. The ceremony wasn't until 7:30 so we fooled around most of the day and made a pit stop at the ranch.



Off historic Route 66 are 10 Cadillacs half buried nose down in a wheat field. They range in years from 1948-1963 and have been a roadside attraction since 1974.



Over the years they have been graffitied and are currently caked in paint inches deep mutating the original lines of the car. It's really neat to see but it's kind of sad too. It's like a graveyard of sorts for these old Caddy's.



In 2002, they restored the vehicles to their original colors but were eventually covered up again. One year later, in 2003, the Caddy's were painted black to represent the passing of one of the founding members of art installation.



More recently, the cars were painted yellow.

We were just there to check things out and to take pictures but there were 2 lovely ladies that handed us a can of spray paint and rubber gloves so Mr. H made his mark.

It's official, we're a part of Cadillac Ranch history. He wrote the boys names too but they didn't come out so clearly.

It was fun and I can't believe that I used to live in that part of the country and never made it there. I'm glad we were able to go together.

Peace and love,

Monica

10 comments:

The Nanny said...

How cool!!! I've always thought it would be so cool to go there.

sapphireblue said...

Awww! You two look so sweet. I grew up in Texas and never went there. Will have to visit next time I go back home.

Kristi said...

How fun!! I've never been either.

The Duchess of Wessex said...

Now that is TOO COOL! I'm putting that on our list of things to see in Texas! Right next to your names, of course!

Rachel said...

Did you see my brother? He lives near there, although I'm not exactly sure how far it is.

Andrea said...

Being together doing the most simple things means so much. Glad you all had such a nice time on your adventure :)

Hennifer said...

I love these kinds of cool art installation. Very neat!
Glad you got to see something fun.

Sophie A. said...

That is so cool! I love the idea that these old cars have been turned into art :). Congrats to your aunt!

Those wide open spaces make me miss the south lol! :)

Ingrid said...

That's cool! You guys are such an awesome couple.
~ingrid

Beth said...

Jealous! So glad you got to go there AND leave your and your boys' marks! What a special day. :o)