A Traveler and his Cat exploring America.

Friday, September 14, 2012

Houston, We Have a Problem

Winganon, Oklahoma

In 1959 a cement truck crashed off the side of this road.  The tank was left behind and ever since local prankster artists periodically transform the remains - currently a crashed NASA space capsule.

When I was doing my research for this trip and came across this one I thought Yeah, maybe. If it is not too far out of the way and I feel like it.  Well this was so cool to come up upon on an Oklahoma country road.  They did a great job on it including the addition of the exhaust cones and broken cabling.

Coming from the other direction.  Fortunately there was hardly and traffic on this road and I could stop the Little House on the Highway on the road to get these pictures.  I now wish I had got out and looked inside.

At any rate, I am glad I searched this one out.  Well worth it.  Fun!


Coloring Outside the Lines said...

That's so strange that the tank was left there for all these years, but what a cool landmark!

Linda said...

I was just thinking the same thing - to leave it there all these years! But, it does make an interesting marker...glad you found it and photographed it for us!

manolo said...

Muy bueno
Genial broma, muy conseguida.

Está muy bien hecha.

SDaludos, manolo (SEVILLA .- España)

TexWisGirl said...

that is hilarious! i love it!

grammie g said...

Hi John...That is way to funny, glad you found the relic,and shared it !
I can't imagine that happening in to many places...the company is usually made to do a clean up, but what to heck ..it makes for a tourist
stop ; }!!

Scott Law said...

That is way too fun. Love it.

RedPat said...

Great fun!

Randy said...

Not something you would expect to see while out on a Sunday drive.

Judy said...

Can you imagine, driving along, tired and cranky, and seeing that??!

Anonymous said...

This is historically hysterical!