The 25th annual Art Car parade was held this weekend in Houston. It is fitting, somehow, that in the city home to Big Oil, a movement has grown over the years to turn automobiles into art. I was not living here when the tradition got started but having lived here for the past 15 years, I have seen it grow every year as the participation increases, even drawing enthusiasts from different states across the country as well as from Canada and Mexico. This year there were slightly more than 300 entries in the parade- not limited to only cars but also entires with bicycles, roller blades and small lawnmowers- people simply just wanting to be a part of the fun.
It just goes to show that you do not have to travel far to experience the new and unusual. Many times there are, in our own backyards, interesting and adventurous experiences to be had. It is simply a matter of paying attention and making the effort to go and participate in them. I am not sure why it is harder when you don’t have to travel far to do it…..