One of the highlights of driving up and down Highway 97 in Oregon, near the town of Shaniko, was to catch a glimpse of "the tree of shoes". I never got tired of searching out the tree as we passed by, looking to see the latest batch of shoes and sandals that had been tossed onto it's branches, and then quickly looking to my right to see if any bras had been added to the tree of bras across the highway.Sadly, today as we passed by where the tree should have been, proudly displaying hundreds of different types and sizes of shoes, including Craig's flip flops from last summer, all that was there was a pile of ashes and a burnt tree trunk. Obviously it was intentionally set on fire, as nothing surrounding it had been burnt. Curses to the person or persons who did this cruel act of vandalism and let's hope Karma comes back to give them a swift kick in the butt, with steel toed boots, and may they never find another pair of shoes that don't pinch or cause them blisters!
RIP Tree of Shoes.....you will be missed.