Louise Speaks: Very similar to the Buddy Holly plane crash, we were off to see the James Dean Car Crash Site. This was equally as difficult to find. The directions say the crash was one place, and then there was a memorial somewhere else. So after driving up and down streets many many times we finally stopped at a small store to ask where we were. Turns out the small store was actually a small cafe but was filled with James Dean memorabilia. It was like a shrine, full of artifacts and newspaper clippings, pictures and personal items that once belonged to James Dean.
We then asked about the car crash site, and we were told there was a memorial around the old tree outside, but that was not the place of the car crash…that was up the road a bit. We had already been up and down the “road” several times and didn’t see any sign or marker to point out spot of the car crash. After reading several remarks on line, it turns out the crash site is only a mile away and there are markers on a fence commemorating the site of the crash.
Luckily this wasn’t that far out of our way, but unless we could see the actual car crash site like we did with Buddy Holly, this was a wasted stop. I’m not even going to rate it, because, well there just isn’t much to see or say.
This is our last stop of this trip. It’s been a whirlwind seeing so many things in such a short period of time. It was fun to combine actual tourist sites with some real quirky things and some really stupid things…so what else is new about traveling with Thelma and Louise?