Day of Driving
Trip Start Jul 20, 2011
6Trip End Jul 30, 2011
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So we cruised happily through the last of the park, catching glimpses of cliff and bluff out of the corners of our car windows as we met back up with the high way that would lead us back to Utah
On our way in to Flagstaff we noticed some interesting graffiti along the highway. Among the other spots of spray painted profanity we noticed large, black and white images plastered on flat surfaces. They were easy to spot and they showed up again and again every 15 or 20 miles along the route on abandoned buildings and derelict sheds. Most of the images were Native American faces, young and old, happy and sad. There were also some dog and sheep images on smaller structures where there was less room to be dramatic.
One of the reasons that they were so easy to spot is that they were pretty huge, a single image could easily take up an entire wall, stretching from corner to corner and ground to ceiling. Impressive. My guess would be that they are printed on some kind of paper and then stuck onto the wall. And these things were everywhere, simply everywhere. We saw at least a dozen structures that had images on them on the way down the Flagstaff and on the way back up to Moab we saw even more. They were so spread out we would drive for a half an hour and then spot another one.
We carried on toward Moab, checking back into the same hotel we had been in before. This time we were given a larger suite for the same price (sweet!) and we set to unpacking... again. This time we are going to be staying in Utah for a few days so it's worth it to make ourselves comfortable. We went back to Eddie McStiff's for dinner, knowing that it's pretty decent food at a pretty reasonable price. I had Falacos, they're falafel tacos. Weird but tasty, which makes it right up my alley.