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My father and his sister traveled to Illinois from California with my great grandparents for my grandpa's wedding. This was taken on the trip back to Los Angeles through Zion National Park. My dad wishes the camera, a Kodak Brownie, could have caught the car in focus but I think it's cool like it is. View full size.