.I ran into Ruidoso to pick up my plants. The fountain grass they got for me was not the kind I wanted, but I did get some more Columbines, day lilies in 3 colors, and a couple other plants I never heard of but are perennials and have pretty blossoms/foliage. I also stopped for some supplies for the water softener. Not an exciting trip, but a good one to have out of the way.
On the way home I saw a Ranchero. Do you know what a Ranchero is? I'm betting every guy out there does. It is the Ford response to the Chevy El Camino, a cross between a sedan and a pickup. It was made for about 20 years, before many of you were old enough to remember, as it was last manufactured in 1979. I haven't seen on on the road in quite a long time. I looked at a bunch of pictures of its lines through the years, and decided it was similar to the on in this picture, which is a 1963. That's an oldie! It wasn't in restored condition, but was in good condition. I haven't seen one of these in many years, and it was like a trip to the past. A wee little "Past Blast," if you will.
This is a 1965 El Camino, so roughly a contemporary of the Ranchero above for comparison.
My late hub had an El Camino for many years. It was a beautiful vehicle, also no longer made. The El Camino was far more classy than the Ranchero, IMO. It was a gorgeous thing, two toned burgandy, the darker almost black. This photo is a 1985 El Camino. They quit making them after 1987. I don't remember the year Glenn had, but it was one of the last ones made, so this is similar to what he had.
And as I was researching for those picture, I learned that Chevy is going to make El Camino again in 2010! Here is the new version.....
OK, that's all. I just had that Memory Lane moment and wanted to share it with you. The little quick view of the future is just a bonus for all of us!