Is Graffiti Beautiful?

Sometimes it is fun to just let someone pick somewhere to go. (Yes I did say some three times in that sentence.) Kalie, Jill, Margo, and I had decided on going to the beach, which is fine and all, until we woke up to clouds and showers. We sat in the car in a random parking lot thinking of where we should go. “The Quarries in Quincy!” Jill yelled out after some unsuccessful brainstorming. None of us, excluding Jill, had been there, and we didn’t know what to expect. But we were spontaneous and made the trip.

At first we were skeptical. But as Jill lead us up the short path through the woods we knew we had found a gem. I’m not going to write a lot about it, because the pictures do the telling. Margo took 200 photos, so there is that..

Lets get into it. The graffiti obstacle course.

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Me and Kalie ran back to the car to grab food for a picnic. It was at the highest point of the whole rock climbing playground, and we almost lost our water bottle once or twice to the edge.

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Then came the dreaded plank. At first I didn’t know what Jill meant by a plank, I didn’t think she meant a legit plank, but she did, so here it is.

2014-07-24 11.17.192014-07-24 12.18.32Here is Jill

2014-07-24 12.17.16Margo looked so scared. hahaha poor thing!

2014-07-24 12.16.34Kalie looks like she is controlling an army down below. I don’t know why I think that, she just does to me.

2014-07-24 12.16.07And here is me!

We really want to go back with some spray paint, and add a Jones family and McCarthy touch to the place. We were planning on doing it in the next week, so if we do, I’ll add those to a separate post! It’s so amazing here. In the car we kept saying how we could have stayed for the rest of the day. The rock structures surround the border of the area, so you can walk along them. Sometimes you need to forget your fears and just jump to the next formation. One quote I recently heard, and now live by- “Do one thing everyday that scares you” from Eleanor Roosevelt- this is the perfect opportunity to check that off your daily list. It is so fun here and much recommended!

Before I end this post I don’t want to forget to mention that the graffiti is incredible. Some people think it is vandalism, which it is in some cases, but if done right it can turn out to becoming real art.

♥ ya

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