So everyone keep me in thoughts prayers and good wishes. I will be starting on a new cross country tour October 24th. I plan on a year long exploration of America. Its small towns and backroads and scenic places. Other than a small stay with family through the holiday season I will be out on the road exploring rural America travelling camping sightseeing. I want to see if its really hell to live in Hell North Dakota or if the people of Paradise Kansas have found their own slice of heaven. To know if Stinking Water Creek really stinks or why Bad Axe is called Bad Axe or why Two Dot isn’t three dot or no dot. To see the historic spots that dot our countryside not just read about them. To man up and have adventures and test myself. To see all the wonderful parks and scenic areas of our nation. To explore the frontier areas of are nation, those counties with less than 5 people per square mile and talk to them and find out what its like where they live. I already live in a frontier area in Montana. Mostly I just want to see and experience America and talk to the people and write their stories and share my photos. Look for new blog updates starting at the end of the month.
Email me or comment on here your thoughts and any suggestions you have. I am interested in out of the way places and small town rural America.
I cannot wait for spring to get here so I can get even more shots to put up; but here are some from today’s adventure drive.
The first three are from a little stop in the road called Lohman between Havre and Chinook Montana. Two of them are of one the little roadside motel/campsites that dotted our landscapes before the coming of the interstate. From the days when a roadtrip meant seeing the countryside not moving from point A to point B the quickest way possible. I love how the advertising still reads “Modern Cabins”
This picure is an older brick building eroding slowly to dust.
From Chinook, Montana (I will be back after Memorial Day when its Musuems are open and the Nez Perce Battlefield is not all snow covered to provide everyone with some shots of a really cool little town and an important historic site) I headed south toward the town of Cleveland. Took some pics along the way to share with my readers. In 20 miles one way I passed only one other car it makes it nice when snow is right up to the edge of the road that you can just stop in the middle of the highway and shoot some pics lol 😛
Here are 3 white tail deer that were also out exploring today.
Next are 3 photos of a mountian at the very end of the Bear’s Paw Mountain Range. I believe it is Miles Butte but it could be McCanns butte and it is about 5000 feet high.
This next photo is the epitomy of back roads in Montana: Hay-Oil & Mountians:
Finally a steeple from the Methodist Church in Chinook and an iron sculpture of Jesus and little lambs also from that church. And some giant sunflower scultures frm around town in Chinook I think they are as eager for spring to arrive as I am.
A window in time. Fire destroyed this historic 1913 building in rural Montana. One of the main reasons I photograph these historic structures (besides that they are cool) is to preserve their history before it is lost. Didn’t quite make it to this one in time.
Fire destroyed this historic 1913 building in rural Montana. One of the main reasons I photograph these historic structures (besides that they are cool) is to preserve their history before it is lost. Didn’t quite make it to this one in time.
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