By Gary D. Myers I have always loved Edward Ruscha’s art – especially his painting of a simple gas station. I was inspired the first time I saw it and I consider that painting one of my major influences. Unfortunately, for many years I couldn’t remember who painted it. "Standard Station" Edward Ruscha Ruscha painted … Continue reading Classical Gas Stations … and Street Signs
What was that noise?
Day 8: June 1 We traveled 460+ miles on Day 7 (May 31) and we were planning to travel 608 miles from Mom's house (17 miles from Calvin, Okla.) to the Gentilly Terrace neighborhood of New Orleans -- home. We got up and going by 4:30 a.m. Our GPS gave a New Orleans arrival estimate … Continue reading What was that noise?
The Long Road Home
Day Seven: May 31The road is always longer on the way home. You've seen all the sights and experienced all the fun things and now all you can think about is making it home. No bed is better than your own -- that includes the wonderful beds in Wigwam Motel and Motel Safari. By the … Continue reading The Long Road Home
On the Road Again
Day Six: May 30We had a great night’s sleep at the Wigwam Motel. After a few more pictures of the unique accommodations, we went to breakfast at Joe and Aggie’s Café in Holbrook. Another great place … more good food and more good conversation with the owner and employees. We even got to hear the … Continue reading On the Road Again
Beautiful World Part III & The Right Place at the Right Time
Day Five: May 29Wow! Wow! Wow! We had a number of great stops during our second day at the South Rim of the Grand Canyon. We would have loved another day at the Canyon.We decided to drive out to Holbrook and find a place to stay for the night. We had tried to reserve rooms … Continue reading Beautiful World Part III & The Right Place at the Right Time
Beautiful World Part II
Day Four: May 28Grand Canyon Wow! The Grand Canyon is ... well ... Grand. Awe inspiring. It is so much more beautiful than I ever could have imagined. When you tip-toe up to the edge, you can't help but feel your own smallness. The creation truly displays God's majesty. What else can you say ... … Continue reading Beautiful World Part II
Day Three: May 27Today, God’s creation was the star of the show as we stopped at the Painted Desert/Petrified Forest National Park. The pictures just don’t do it justice. I can’t image what we are in for tomorrow at the Grand Canyon. I got one souvenir I didn’t want in the desert – a slight … Continue reading Beautiful World
Traveling 66: In Search of Americana II
Day Two: May 26The wind whipped across the prairie as we left Amarillo. It was only about 60 degrees and we were trying to save our jeans for the Grand Canyon. But we had to stop at Cadillac Ranch. The Cadillac Ranch is a piece of ever-changing art in the middle of open farm land. … Continue reading Traveling 66: In Search of Americana II
Traveling 66: In Search of Americana
Day One: May 25Today, we started on an epic journey – traveling Route 66 from Oklahoma to the Grand Canyon. This trip is special in a number of ways. First, there is the size and nature of our traveling party. Nine of us are traveling in two vans. We are making the quintessential family road … Continue reading Traveling 66: In Search of Americana