Wednesday, April 30, 2008

It really does exist!

I set out from the RV park with the intention of visiting Palo Duro Canyon "One of the nation's most magnificent scenic attractions". A couple miles down the road I saw them out in a field. Wearing technicolor coats, layers and layers of "I was here", "Joanie loves Chachi", etc. - the Cadillac Ranch. Ten Cadillacs buried nose first at the same angle as the Cheops Pyramid. The cattle in the field munch around the hundreds of discarded spray paint cans. The smell of the paint is overwhelming. The roofs of the Caddies are caved in, the steel rusted at that point where metal meets earth. Initials are carved in the tires that remain.

As for my trip to the canyon, I rode about 10 miles in the 40 mph winds and gave up. Hopefully the winds will abate and I can make the trip tomorrow. I turned around and found a B-B-Q Barn for a pulled pork sandwich and a Dr. Pepper.

My coach is rocking pretty hard in the wind. Hope the bough doesn't break.


CiaoBella! said...

Oklahoma doesn't sound too nice.

Scott said...

I'm in Texas now, but they are about the same.