Throwback - Salinas, CA to Austin, TX

About 2 week before the 2007 Lone Star Round Up I ran into local creative Rod Powell at the local Foster Freeze. Rod asked me if I wanted to be his co-pilot on a 2 week road trip to Austin & back in his 1956 Chevy handyman wagon. The next day I went to my boss and told him that in a week I was leaving for 2 weeks. I told him I wasn't asking I was telling him, and that if I had a job when I came back I would be very happy. Luckily he said I would still have a job.
I sure am glad I went Foster's that night. The road trip is still one of my favorite memories to date. Rod and I first stopped at Lee Pratt's place in Los Angeles and followed him & Suzanne through route 66, interstate 10, and stopped at many amazing places. We didn't use smartphones or a GPS device all we had was Lee's memory and an old atlas... 
Here are a few shots I took of Rod's Chevy wagon & Lee's shoebox along the way. Enjoy!

Our first stop, The Brewery, Lee Pratt's home at the time.

Our first stop, The Brewery, Lee Pratt's home at the time.

As you can imagine we stopped at many gas stations along the way...

As you can imagine we stopped at many gas stations along the way...

... and also stopped at many steakhouses. 

... and also stopped at many steakhouses. 

We stopped at a very neat old dealership / gas station in the middle of nowhere that Lee almost bought.

We stopped at a very neat old dealership / gas station in the middle of nowhere that Lee almost bought.

Lee & Suzanne leading the way.

Lee & Suzanne leading the way.

New Mexico.

New Mexico.

I don't think we had a bad meal the whole trip.

I don't think we had a bad meal the whole trip.

A look inside Rod Powell's wagon.

A look inside Rod Powell's wagon.

Once we arrived in Austin we met up with some great people who became good friends.

Once we arrived in Austin we met up with some great people who became good friends.

On our way back home we had less stops but we made sure to stop at Cadillac Ranch.

On our way back home we had less stops but we made sure to stop at Cadillac Ranch.

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As you may know we're a 2 man show, we'll be on the road from April 4 - 11, 2016 all orders ordered between now and the 11th will ship the 12th. Sorry for the inconvenience this may cause. Thanks for the continued support!

As you may know we're a 2 man show, we'll be on the road from April 4 - 11, 2016 all orders ordered between now and the 11th will ship the 12th. Sorry for the inconvenience this may cause. Thanks for the continued support!