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Sat Sep 19, 2015, 11:52 PM

my roadside attraction adventure

i hemmed and hawed and spun my wheels for this month's contest and then i got a bolt of inspiration. carhenge can be found in alliance, nebraska and it's only a three-hour drive from here, so i decided it was road trip time. the husband crammed himself into an absurdly small and uncomfortable rental car and put 500 miles under his butt just so i could shoot. at least the car had sirius and we found a good station because there's not much for fm in bfe wyoming/nebraska.

we stayed the night in a town of maybe 900 people last night and hit scotts bluff national monument on the way home.













on the autograph car



my faithful and patient assistant



fussing





scotts bluff



that road has the only vehicle tunnels in the entire state of nebraska



if you look through the haze, you'll see the lone protrusion of chimney rock



timer selfie

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fizzgig Sep 2015 OP
Solly Mack Sep 2015 #1
fizzgig Sep 2015 #4
Solly Mack Sep 2015 #5
TexasTowelie Sep 2015 #2
fizzgig Sep 2015 #6
TexasTowelie Sep 2015 #9
fizzgig Sep 2015 #10
TexasTowelie Sep 2015 #3
fizzgig Sep 2015 #7
CaliforniaPeggy Sep 2015 #8
fizzgig Sep 2015 #12
mnhtnbb Sep 2015 #11
fizzgig Sep 2015 #13
Curmudgeoness Sep 2015 #14
fizzgig Sep 2015 #15
raccoon Sep 2015 #16

Response to fizzgig (Original post)

Sat Sep 19, 2015, 11:54 PM

1. Excellent!

Love'em!

The things we do for a shot.

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Response to Solly Mack (Reply #1)

Sun Sep 20, 2015, 12:05 AM

4. my back feels like it was beaten with a sock full of pennies

but what a blast.

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Response to fizzgig (Reply #4)

Sun Sep 20, 2015, 12:06 AM

5. I know what you mean. I had the best time and would do it again.

Like the idiot I am.

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Response to fizzgig (Original post)

Sun Sep 20, 2015, 12:01 AM

2. ...and I thought it was going to be a six-pack of forties that you polished off.



Nice photos!

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Response to TexasTowelie (Reply #2)

Sun Sep 20, 2015, 12:08 AM

6. bought a case of high life at the gas station next to the hotel last night

i'm not too proud



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Response to fizzgig (Reply #6)

Sun Sep 20, 2015, 12:18 AM

9. I saw that....



The worst part is that you boasted about it on DU and showed up again the next night though.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Reply #9)

Sun Sep 20, 2015, 12:24 AM

10. i have drunk more than my fair share of high life

it's my pick of cheap beer.

i really have no shame.

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Response to fizzgig (Original post)

Sun Sep 20, 2015, 12:05 AM

3. You would win the contest if it was cathenge instead!



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Response to TexasTowelie (Reply #3)

Sun Sep 20, 2015, 12:08 AM

7. love it!

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Response to fizzgig (Original post)

Sun Sep 20, 2015, 12:10 AM

8. These are great, my dear fizzgig!

Carhenge! It made me laugh out loud!

And Scotts Bluff is wonderful.......the rock formations almost look like ancient temple columns.

Glad you had a great time, even though your backside hurts! The pain will vanish, but you'll always have the photos!

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Reply #8)

Sun Sep 20, 2015, 01:54 PM

12. it's beautiful country out there

people have a very specific idea of what nebraska looks like, but i promise there is more than just miles of corn.

i uploaded 120 pics from the trip and it was hard deciding which ones to share here. holy facebook notifications, batman!

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Response to fizzgig (Original post)

Sun Sep 20, 2015, 08:34 AM

11. What fun! My husband used to take our boys on what he called "Great Adventures"

in the summers when we lived in MO and NE. He had a general aviation pilot's license--back
in those days--and one of their flying adventures one year included chimney rock, carhenge
and Scottsbluff. Mom got to stay home and have her own adventure of a week all by
herself! It was lovely.

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Response to mnhtnbb (Reply #11)

Sun Sep 20, 2015, 02:03 PM

13. how neat!

i think adventures are necessary in life. bet you loved yours

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Response to fizzgig (Original post)

Sun Sep 20, 2015, 03:17 PM

14. What an interesting place.

My favorite is the fish coming out of the ground. I think. So many wonderful shots.

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Response to Curmudgeoness (Reply #14)

Sun Sep 20, 2015, 03:30 PM

15. i've been meaning to for a few years

and it was a trip.

i had a hard time deciding which pics i was going to post here.

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Response to fizzgig (Original post)

Mon Sep 21, 2015, 10:41 AM

16. Great pictures! Of the metalworks and the rock foundations.

KS and NE have some interesting rock formation.

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