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susty or no? ♻️


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RIP to legendary folk artist Elmer Long, creator of Bottle Tree Ranch near Victorville. Drove out there yesterday and for the first time found it locked up, and then learned he had recently passed away. I hope the city or whoever inherits the site will do right by him and maintain it for posterity. #outsiderart #folkart #rip #obituary #bottletreeranch #victorville #contemporaryart #restinpeace #bottles #upcycle


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"This is just going to sit like a gem in the desert, someday after I'm gone," - Elmer Long


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Get your kicks on Route 66! Or more specifically, at Elmer's Bottle Tree Ranch.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Just don't forget your hat, or your water...and maybe a towel... anyway you get the drift - the ranch is crazy hot (and I was crazy sweaty 🥵)⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #elmersbottletreeranch #bottletreeranch #route66 #roadsideamerica #kitsch #atlasobscura #travelphotography #roadtrip


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Our road trip from Vegas to LA, finding all the weird and wonderful things along the way 🙃🙂 #sevenmagicmountains #bottletreeranch #route66 #california #thegrove


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When you road trip to Vegas to celebrate your anniversary, you have to take in a #roadsideattraction. #barstow #bottletreeranch #vegasbaby #anniversarytrip #10years


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Elmer’s bottle tree ranch🤠 #bottletreeranch #route66 #bottleranch #california


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Another one :) #bottletreeranch


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Finally made it to the #bottletreeranch in #orogrande . Sadly it was close today for renovations but still got to take a few pics. I’m excited to come back once is all renovated!! 👏🏽 🖼 #hiddencalifornia


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Whoa, did I just see that? #bottletreeranch #orogrande #route66 #recycling #nationaltrailshwy


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Highly recommend visiting if you haven't stopped by to see Elmer's creative work


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Some of my favorite travel memories are from visits when I enjoy the moment so much that photographing it doesn’t even occur to me. Sometimes that means I’ll never have a photo with one of the great characters of the road. That was the case with Gary Turner and it was the case with Elmer Long, who passed away in late June. During the planning for the International Route 66 Festival in Victorville a few years ago @danrice4173 and I were invited into his house (much of which he had built, as with everything outside). The Bottle Tree Ranch has become a regular stop for me, one I also visited with @theadambowen and @travels_with_betsy. Hopefully it remains a fixture on the road for years to come.


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Lost in a forest of bottle trees 🌲 🌳 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Found this super quirky place called Elmer’s bottle tree ranch on our way back from Vegas! We got there right at sunset and we got the most beautiful lighting through the bottles. This reminded me of the beauty of the simple things, happy #nationalsimplicity day ❤️😘⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ •⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ •⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ •⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Perdido en un bosque de árboles de botella 🌲 Encontramos este lugar súper peculiar llamado el ranchero de botellas de Elmer en nuestro camino de regreso de Las Vegas! Llegamos justo al atardecer y conseguimos la iluminación más hermosa a través de las botellas. Esto me recordó que la belleza está en todas partes y que nunca dejar de aventur y hacer recuerdos❤️😘⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ •⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ •⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ •⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #lasvegas #roadtrip #bottletreeranch #elmersbottletreeranch #theeverygirl #f21xme #foreverbabe #amazon #amazonfashion #amazonstyle #lulus #lulusstyle #goldenhour #galtribe #thatsdarling #lablogger #latinablogger #fblogger #bblogger #globewanderer #borntotravel #bloggervibes #sidewalkersdaily #uoonyou #tezzapresets #livelifehappy #girlsthatwander #summerfun


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Tribute to Mr. Long


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Nothing makes a road trip more worthwhile than doing it with a large group of friends. 14 of my closest friends and I made the trek from LA to Vegas, to meet another 5 people once we arrived. It was a trip we will never forget with some epic stops along the way. - an old railway - an abandoned water park (pictured in previous post) - bottletree ranch - alien jerky


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Am I holding this right?... what about now?


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Day 6: first thing we stopped off at Welderup to see all the rat rods from the TV show! I want one!! Then we made our way from Vegas to Los Angeles stopping off at a few Route 66 towns on the way. One was Baker which had aliens all around, and another was Elmer's Bottle Tree Ranch! Such weird and wonderful places! Finally made it to LA where we had a pretty chilled out evening. First time sleeping on a round bed as well! #garnerusaroadtrip #usa #roadtrip #usaroadtrip #lasvegas #vegas #welderup #la #losangeles #baker #aliens #route66 #elmersbottletreeranch #bottletree #bottletreeranch


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Conoco Motor Oil Elmer's Bottle Tree Ranch National Trails Highway, California, USA . . . #elmersbottletreeranch #vintageamerica #roadtrip #travelusa #atlasobscura #roadsideamerica #bottletreeranch


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More tree toppers from Bottle Tree Ranch... was wondering if there is any damage from this past weekend’s earthquakes... RIP founder Elmer Long dec 6/2019 #bottletreeranch #bottletree #bottletreeranchroute66 #orogrande #orograndeca #route66 #route66roadtrip #historicroute66 #artinstallation #installationartists #artinspiration


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“Sometimes, you find yourself in the middle of nowhere, and sometimes, in the middle of nowhere you find yourself.” Model: Marshonna Espinosa (Facebook: Samara Ori) Assistant: @dev.gfx - - - - - #lawshootz #portra400 #portrait_drama #portraitsinspire #portrait_vision #nikond3200 #mood #moody #moodygrams #bottletreeranch #tsv_zine #thesmartview #quotes #moodyquotes #moodyportraits


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We are half way there for the weekend! Any plans?☀️ #sunsational #lookbook . . . 🌸Dress: @shalex_designs . . . 📍Elmer’s Bottle Tree Ranch, CA . . . 📸 @katzycc ------------------------------------- #shalexdesigns #girlsdoloveoutdoors #grateful #happiness #picoftheday #beautifulday #childofgod #california #bottletreeranch #elmersbottletreeranch #route66 #explorecalifornia #wonderful #yourebeautiful #summer #smile #boricua #adventure #travelblogger #phone #travelingtainas #iphone #purplepassport #girlslovetravel #blogger #fashion #theweekoninstagram ------------------------------------- See our new post in the instagram page: couples2go ✌🏻️USE THE HASHTAG #couples2go to be featured 🙌🏻 ------------------------------------ 👗👙👒Interested in new trends? Follow my store page: @shalex_designs to have access to new styles every week.


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Niezwykły spacer... wizyta na innej planecie 😱 #bottletreeranch #bottle #tree #walk #polishgirlinamerica #awayfromhome ❤️


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RIP to Elmer the creator of the Bottle Tree Ranch. He passed June 22, 2019. I took this pic 2/18/2018 and didn’t post this pic because after we toured the place we couldn’t leave, our car got stuck and Elmer even came out to try to help us.


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Places and spaces on #route66 #bottletreeranch #california #visitcalifornia


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Always faithful - Bottle Tree Ranch, CA 🇺🇸


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RIP Elmer Long, creator of the iconic Route 66 Bottle Tree Ranch. Your legacy will go beyond generations of roadtrippers.


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RIP Elmer Long #elmerlong #bottletreeranch #mojavedesert #art


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Happy Monday everyone💕 Model: Marshonna Espinosa Assistant: @dev.gfx - - - - - #lawshootz #portra400 #portrait_drama #portraitsinspire #portrait_vision #mood #moody #moodygrams #nikond3200 #bottletreeranch #california #tsv_zine #thesmartview


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Monday is calling for another amazing week! 🙌🏼☀️ #sunsational #lookbook . . . 🌸Dress: @shalex_designs . . . 📍Elmer’s Bottle Tree Ranch, CA . . . 📸 @katzycc ------------------------------------- #shalexdesigns #girlsdoloveoutdoors #grateful #happiness #picoftheday #beautifulday #childofgod #california #bottletreeranch #elmersbottletreeranch #route66 #explorecalifornia #wonderful #yourebeautiful #summer #smile #boricua #adventure #travelblogger #phone #travelingtainas #iphone #purplepassport #girlslovetravel #blogger #fashion #theweekoninstagram ------------------------------------- See our new post in the instagram page: couples2go ✌🏻️USE THE HASHTAG #couples2go to be featured 🙌🏻 ------------------------------------ 👗👙👒Interested in new trends? Follow my store page: @shalex_designs to have access to new styles every week.


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Your creativity made my childhood so much fun. Bottle tree is one of my fave places in the HD. Rest in peace. #growingupinthedesert #desertadventures #bottletreeranch #ostrichfarm #deepcreek #orograndemines #lucernevalleymines #hotsprings #ridingthepigs


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They push all the buttons. I am nothing without them. #love #mykids #morethananything #bottletreeranch #heartofglass #roadtrip #vegas


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As you can tell by how much I’m sweating I gRinD sO HaRd


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“Not all who wander are lost.” Model: Marshonna Espinosa (Facebook: Samara Ori) Assistant: @dev.gfx - - - #lawshootz #portrait_drama #portra400 #moody #moodyphotography #moodygram #portraitsinspire #portrait_vision #highdesert #california #bottletreeranch #tsv_zine #thesmartview #quotestag


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So sad to hear the news that the owner of the bottle tree ranch passed away recently. If you are in the HD, make sure to go stop by and see it. #victorvillecalifornia #victorvilleca #highdesert #californialiving #bottletreeranch #reducereuserecycle #trashart


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What sad news. We really enjoyed getting to meet Elmer and talk with him. Although we made many trips to the bottle tree ranch, we only got to talk to it creator one time. He was very nice and was happy to share his stories with us #elmerlong #elmerlongsbottletreeranch #route66 #bottletreeranch


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With heavy hearts, we found out that Elmer Long, the creator of this magical place had passed away recently after a short battle with extremely aggressive lung cancer. Although we didn't get the pleasure of meeting him personally, his creation of the Bottle Tree Ranch has become one of our favorites. If you have a chance, make sure to go visit it. You'll understand why this place holds such a special place in our hearts. Thank you, Elmer, for bringing such an amazing creation to life.


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Mancherai Elmer, mancherai a tutti. Mancherai al tuo giardino, alle tue opere, alle tue bottiglie. Mancherai alla strada, alla Route 66, a tutti coloro che l’hanno percorsa e a quanti ancora la percorreranno. Mancherai alla tua comunità, alla tua famiglia, ai tuoi amici, vicini e lontani. Mancherai al deserto, alle montagne. Mancherai perché sei stato un pilastro, un simbolo, una certezza. Artista delle bottiglie, maestro di vita. Buon viaggio saggio visionario, mancherai a tutti. . . . #elmerlong#route66#route66roadtrip#rememberme#artist#bottletree#bottletreeranch#californiadesert#atlasobscura#orogrande#californiaroadtrip#historicroute66#route66california#memories#streetart#readymade#


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Rip grande Elmer


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Ayer, Elmer, el creador del Bottle Tree Ranch, ha fallecido a los 72 años. Hemos visitado su peculiar museo incontables veces, se ha ido otro icono de la 66. Su creación en medio del desierto, no dejaba indiferente, ese "oasis", fruto de su inquietud creativa, era especial. Siempre nos ha recibido sonriente, y siempre dispuesto a charlar, un buen tío. Te vamos a echar de menos Elmer, gracias por todo y buen viaje. DEP #elmer #bottletreeranch #bottleranch #elmersbottletreeranch


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#Elmer #BottleTreeRanch #mediumformat #portrait. Rest In Peace, Elmer. He was so friendly and kind.


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#RIP Elmer of #BottleTreeRanch. “It's with a heavy heart that we need to share the news that Elmer Long, the creator of the world-famous Bottle Tree Ranch in Oro Grande, passed away on June 22 at the age of 72 after a short battle with extremely aggressive lung cancer. Elmer and his art were an inspiration to us all. Most importantly, those of us who met him know how warm, friendly, and kind-hearted he was. His son Ellsworth Hayes shared with us: "He was a bad-ass Marine, husband, father of 3 boys, and of course, the 'bottle tree man' ... He was my best friend. And it brings tears to my eyes knowing there are people out there like yourself dedicated to the love of his bottle trees." Using materials that would normally be discarded, with desert land as his canvas, he created a destination that attracted visitors from all over the world and garnered international media attention--amazing! Rest in peace, Elmer!


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Family Roadtrip - First Stop: Route 66 - Stopped at a few landmarks on the route and visited the Bottle Tree Ranch. Always fun exploring new places with the family. #route66 #bottletreeranch #california #orogrande #familyroadtrip


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LA -> Las Vegas 🇺🇲 🚘☀️ . . . #america #losangeles #lasvegas #roadtrip #holiday #bottletreeranch #lakedeloreswaterpark #holiday


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This place was really incredible! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀#bottletreeranch #nevada #bottles #route66 #america #usatrip2019 #western #cesiaslovacivusa


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Day 178 Roadtrip from LA to Vegas, partly via the classic Route 66. The four hours drive could have felt very long through the Mojave desert so we opted for some odd stops on the way. We started with breakfast at IKEA 🇸🇪 Yes - there might have been some Swedish meatballs for breakfast 😄✌🏼 Next up was Elmer’s bottletree ranch. Certainly a different kind of garden with ”trees” that cope with the heat and drought! 😅 In Barstow we saw Train Car McDonalds, visited the Route 66 Museum and one of the Route 66 Signs. When we reached Peggy Sue’s 50’s Diner it was perfect timing for a late lunch. And what a lunch!! If you ever pass by here you MUST try one of their burgers! ❤️ After our meal we had a look at the diner-saurs (not to be fed 😂) and turtles in the garden. Zzyzx Road led us to Soda Springs. Between 1907 and 1912 this was a part of a soda extraction facility. In 1944 radio evangelist Curtis Howe Springer established the Zzyzx Mineral Springs resort here, which shut down in 1974. Today it’s a California State University field station for Desert Studies where scientists and students from all over the world visit to learn about the Mojave desert. . In Baker the thermometer showed 109 °F (43 °C) and we stopped by the UFO-shaped Alien Fresh Jerky for some jerky. Our last stop was by the Seven Magic Mountains, an art installation of huge limestone boulders painted in fluorescent colors. . Then FINALLY we arrived in Las Vegas! We ended the day with a Gin and Tonic and a dip in the pool. . . . . @lundwalltravels #roadtrip #LAtoVegas #california #socal #route66 #bottletree #bottletreeranch #zzyzx #mojavedesert #alienfreshjerky #sevenmagicmountains #usroadtrip


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🍾 #bottletreeranch #route66 📷: @_laaura.s


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No coração da Califórnia, num ponto deserto da Rota 66 encontramos esse museu ao céu aberto com várias árvores de garrafas sendo sustentadas por tubos de metal. Tudo ali é feito de sucata e o lugar pode ser visitado gratuitamente. No mínimo o lugar é bem inusitado e dá várias fotos bacanas...Eu indico!!! . . . . #route66 #euatrip #bottletreeranch #viajecomlele


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