You remember the White Bronco, don’t you? You know – O.J. Simpson’s getaway car? Nineteen years ago this week, the White Bronco entered into infamy as OJ tried to flee. He didn’t escape his fate. Not then, anyway. He actually did escape his fate later, though, during the ensuing trial. By being found not guilty of the murder of his wife and her boyfriend. Now, in 2013, OJ has a sad little life. In jail, awaiting a judgement on whether he can have a new trial for a mess he got into in 2008 when he was found guilty of breaking and entering.
Enough about OJ. He’s not really worth any more words. But, our Photo of the Week #11 is!
Day 176 of the Voyage of the Tramper 03/05/2013
Trailhead – Zion National Park, Utah
Another notable white vehicle. Not a white Ford Bronco. A white Ford minivan. And, not infamous, just interesting.
A Google search of “White Minivans Against Oppression” turns up nothing at all. So, we think it’s a just a bit of wordplay that doesn’t mean anything. A gently sardonic phrase meant only to adorn the side of said white minivan. Painted on there by an artist with absolutely no respect for the sanctity of the American minivan!
Here’s a couple of shots of more good art on the van:
Thanks, minivan artist, for some interesting pics!
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The open road, leading far off into the distance.
A beautiful day.
“Everything you think you’ll ever need, sitting in the seat next to you.” – Butterfly Boucher
In February, 2013, we cross the Mojave Desert on Day 170 of The Voyage of the Tramper.
Seen in downtown Bryan, Texas on Day 92 of The Voyage of the Tramper; December 19, 2012.
Wonder if she said “Yes”? Mr L sure put it out there!
The Queen Theater is a historic cinema palace, with a campaign to save her now underway. Check it out:
Useful information in the event that you see a Lion…! (or she sees you first)
A sign seen during our short evening hike to the Window, the drainage of the whole Chisos Basin at Big Bend, TX. Rangers track, study and report the few actual attacks and study animals response to people’s actions. The information seems like good advice: pick up small children (or better yet-don’t bring them), don’t run (cats like a good chase), don’t crouch down (or put your face in their slashing range), Throw sticks and rocks (how do you reach down to get them without crouching?).
We’ve read and heard similar strategies for Black Bears, but acting docile for certain other animals. How to keep it all straight? How to act the right way when what is more likely is an instant reflexive reaction?
On another trip in Jackson Hole, WY, we walked right up to a Black Bear on a trail about 100 ft past a warning poster. I stood tall, held my knapsack above my head, yelling, “I’m bigger than you” “I’m bigger than you”. Within 6 or 8 seconds, as the bear cowered a bit, wrinkling his or her nose at us, the cameras were out as we backed slowly away. The bear left the trail gradually, avoiding those noisy creatures. We never did pick up any rocks, but were pretty vigilant the rest of that day!
All together now… “Ewwww!!”
Just exactly what is this? Mummified squirrels, of course!
Followers of this blog from the very beginning may remember this photo. I know I will never forget it!
We dragged these squirrel remains from beneath the front porch of David’s family home. Before we left on The Voyage of the Tramper, we did a little clean up. We also found the homemade skateboard, circa 1968, under the porch. Anyone remember making their own skateboard as a kid?
These three items just naturally seemed to go together, hence the bizarre tableau.
Enjoy! Or gag. Depending on your reaction…