Like a well-trained escapee from the never-was Coachella Valley Kiddie Circus, this playful pachyderm is a gentle reminder of how lax I am about the cleanliness of the wacky wagon. Sadly, as soon as we get our photos, we usually just roll up the water-spotted windows and hit the road...next time, next time.
I'll spare you the 749,000 other photos but trust me when I tell you that the sign is pink during the day and is only emblazoned in blue after sunset. Thinking that Southern California had the market cornered on car-washing elephants, it was hard to contain my enthusiasm when on a late-night ride through Seattle, WA, I saw a similar silhouette glowing in the distance.
Day or night, the Rancho Super Car Wash and its seemingly-unrelated extended family of signs has us drunk on neon wine; it seems that we see a parade of pink elephants everywhere we go!
"Pink Elephants on Parade" from Walt Disney's Dumbo
Rancho Super Car Wash
71490 Hwy 111
Rancho Mirage, CA
Elephant Super Car Wash
616 Battery St