March 24, 2012

Sticker Shock

I left La Rana at home after the last trip so I could do some cleaning and maintenance. It also gave me a chance to catch up our sticker collection. Back in the twenties, National Parks gave out window decals as proof of paying entrance fees. These became collectable, and since each of the stickers included a drawing of an animal, sporting a "zoo windshield" was the mark of a true outdoors lover.

We started our sticker tradition with The Caboose and it continued with La Rana. These stickers aren't usually store bought. I pick out the lettering and a graphic and then have a local sign-maker cut the sticker out of vinyl. They make for some great conversations at the gas station and in the campgrounds. With lots of love and care, we should someday cover the entire back end with these stickers.