Tuesday, February 22, 2011

hole in the rock.....



yesterday i showed you a little bit of the scenery from our run up thru colorado and utah on us 491 and us 191......it's a gorgeous drive, and what would any self-respecting gorgeous drive be without a few tourist traps along the way?????there are more than a few along the ride up this way.....mostly native american's selling blankets, and pottery, and jewelry,....the turquoise selection alone is worth the drive thru here.....one of the largest and possibly best known tho, is the "hole in the rock"........just below moab, utah.......





pretty much the first thing you see when you enter is this jeep....the body of the jeep is covered with license plates from all the states.....and everything else is welded tools and hardware.....i cannot begin to imagine how long it took the artist to even collect the materials for this project, let along the hours welding it all together......(babygirl didn't give a rat's derriere about the work involved, she just tried to figure our how to get that bone on top from the jeep to our truck!)





the seats of the jeep are also made of tools and hardware.......



and this is a closeup of the "tires".......talk about a "rough ride".....



and this is brad with a bull by the same artist......

and a golfer made entirely of clubs........






a cute little tow truck that should have had a bit part in the movie, "cars"......


fdr.....

i loved this.....notice the pantaloons showing at the bottom of the top door and the men's boots and trousers at the bottom door????.....who says it's a man's world????.....



if you find yourself out this way, be sure to stop......in addition to all this art, there is a tour of the house built back into the rock...a gift shop and a general store....and a sighting of big foot!....you just never know what you're gonna find along the road.

1 comment:

Gi-Gi Roxx said...

Oh gosh I just love tourist traps. I'm such a sucker for them. Seriously. On a trip to visit a friend in Missouri quite a few years ago long before I was a trucker, Nate and I kept passing billboards and barns advertizing "Meremac Caverns". By the time we got close to the exit for the caves I'd worked myself up in to a begging frenzy to please please please stop and take the tour. We did... it was awesome. :o)