Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Carmi, IL

Love this old place. Just sent this to John Baeder, trying to talk him into painting it. Always wonder what Carmi was like when it was bustling, back in oil-boom days. Drive past it on the way crossing the broder (the Indiana-Illinois border) to get “real” Mexican food at Tequilas (sounds like strip mall crap, but isn’t). Real Mexicans! Didn’t understand that ’til I went into La Hacienda in Evansville and found out what no-Mexicans-harmed-in-the-making food was like.