Sunday, January 3, 2010

Drive by shootings

We're all in Wichita, Kansas, today, en route back to Minneapolis. Thanks to the weather -- freezing fog in Amarillo, snow and badly plowed roads in Oklahoma and Kansas -- it took over 18 hours to get here from Phoenix. Ugh.

I normally like road trips, but with such a big distance, we didn't really have time to look at stuff, so we ended up doing a lot of drive-by shootings: Snapping pictures of stuff as we drove by. This was fine with Dempsey and Bailey, since they didn't seem too interested in a lot of stuff. They were great kids, though, never once whining or asking "Are we there yet?"

Here's some stuff we saw, on the way out and back. Our first "stop" was Cadillac Ranch, a lame piece of art that nonetheless inspired some great rock and roll. Unfortunately, this set the stage for Dempsey and Bailey, as you can see in their subsequent reactions.

Dempsey when we told him we'd be stopping:


What he saw:



Dempsey and Bailey when we told them we're doing a drive-by of Shamrock, Texas:


What they didn't see:


Dempsey and Bailey when we told them we're doing a drive-by of the snow-covered Painted Cliffs in New Mexico:


What they didn't see:


Dempsey and Bailey when we told them we're doing a drive-by of the Salt River Canyon in Arizona:


What they didn't see:


We have more pics coming, which we'll upload when we get home. Eventually.

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