Friday, July 17, 2009

Down the Road

I've had a bit of weakness for pickup trucks-- specifically older, slightly worn ones-- since my early teen years. My major crush in high school drove a little red one, and looking back, I am certain his vehicle played a bit into my infatuation with him! While my love interests moved on, my adoration of vintage pickups never waned.


Something about warm, summer evenings makes me want to set off in an old truck with E by my side, venturing down a dusty, dirt road to a place that feels unexplored. With blankets thrown in the bed of the pickup, I'd stretch out and watch as each star showed up for its nightly appearance.

Paul Whicheloe Photography

There's a dusty, dirt road near our house in central Texas; we first ventured along it's path in E's Jeep Wrangler with the top down on a sunny afternoon soon after we began dating. That day, it held the thrill of feeling undiscovered and unexplored, but it soon became familiar as we returned time and again. It is the spot where E proposed and one that holds an important place in our memories.

We're heading that way tonight, and part of me can't help but wish we'd be passing by in a rusty, old truck. Blankets in the back. Watching stars appear in the night sky.

10 comments:

vicki archer said...

So romantic....Have a wonderful weekend, xv.

bluehydrangea said...

Great pictures! Its funny but in the town where I live a pick-up is THE car to drive for all the men. Doctors, lawyers, Indian chiefs, they all drive or want to drive a pick-up.

Jayne said...

What a romantic! Beautiful post Courtney, thanks. I hope you had a great weekend. Jayne

Alicia said...

Mushy romance from days long ago now returning. I'm swooining oevr the moon. Have a bliss filled evening Courtney.

Jane Flanagan said...

I definitely share this fixation... though for other reasons - because of a lack of familiarity with them (pick-up trucks were never seen in Ireland when I was younger); they're so so quintessentially North American!

Kristin said...

What a lovely trip down memory lane.

KINHA said...

Hi Courtney!
I normaly post things I like, and the cocks advertaisements are fantastics.
The blog is completed 100ªPOST and to commemorete, an Art Designer create a lovely stamp.I'd like you copy and take one to decorate your blog.

Bri said...

Oh, this whole post makes me so happy! I have an old truck, but like most old trucks, it's just rotting away in the backyard. If it were running, I would so be doing this.

Kimberlee said...

awesome pics, very romantic. have a beautiful weekend Courtney xx

Mary Jo from TrustYourStyle said...

This whole post is so romantic, love it. Hope your evening was fabulous!

xo