Thursday, June 25, 2009

updates soon

I have not posted in a while but that is because i have been super busy planning for the fall. Since i have barely made it out on any exploring trips I will start to post some older pictures & some locations as well. There are 2 official trips planned for July and hopefully some in August as well so some new stuff will be coming soon!

I am still around and i plan to update within a couple of days.
Thank you for being patient.

Saturday, June 13, 2009

ghost buster

For some reason people connect abandoned houses with ghosts and the paranormal. Newsflash the house does not have to be abandoned to be haunted. I know because I have been in many many abandoned buildings of all shapes & sizes and most are not haunted. Anyways I am not going to start with those people that claim to be interested in rural & urban exploration only to reveal that they are only their to find a ghost. To prove a point i did some ghost hunting myself.

No Ghosts Here!
Ghost Busters beat this!

Thursday, June 11, 2009

manitoba reached

I went to Manitoba!! I know not very exciting but i have not been here since i was like 10 years old and cant really remember it. I figured since we were "close" to it we should take a drive across the boarder. Little did i know that this would add hours onto our trip and we would not make it home until midnight. None the less i enjoyed my scenic drive through forests in Manitoba and reaching a place called Swan River which imagine this, has a giant swan.

A couple things i learned while being in Manitoba are shown in the pictures below. Not sure if they hold true for the whole province.

Ya for me, i have reached the Manitoba side
little did i know that Saskatchewan is the only province that does not have this law

they have buffalo on their signage instead of wheat
all the range roads are marked
they clarify that the signs are km not miles.. just in case people are confused
made it to swan river, took my picture with the swan, went to DQ & drove home
Note: I did not get any pictures of it but there constant signs about wearing your seat belt and checking your lights, i was half expecting one that would say something like "check to make sure your car is on"

Monday, June 8, 2009

lake detours

This past weekend i went to the lake. It takes most people at most 3.5 hours to make it to my lake. When i drove to the lake this time it took me 8.5 hours to get there and on the way home took me about 10 hours. Oh, and did i mention we did this in 2 days maybe a bit less. Overall the trip went well we found some very unique spots, most note-worthy was an abandoned church that has not been vandalized (just has not withstood the test of time).
A couple things i learned from this experience:
1. distances in books are not always accurate
- for example if it says the road is straight and will be 3.2km, they really mean it will have constant turns, hills & sharp turns and really be 5.2km
2. always stop at small towns, you never know what you will find
3. just when you think you are making good time you hit construction
4. chances of meeting the caretaker of a church that you want to get into ~1/10
5. its clear that no one in this province knows how to attach a stop sign

captain obvious was here
church in the middle of nowhere

small town beauty

remember that last stop sign i posted? well these people clearly don't know how to post one either
looks to me like the province gave new stop signs to these people without instructions

very old Ukrainian church

construction as usual - but we got a pilot vehicle this time!

graveyard - an abandoned graveyard is in those trees

spotted this one from the road!

some climbing, crawling & jumping was involved to get to this one

lounging out in a church window while my partner did some photography

beautiful church still in use - all the stars are cut by hand

along the highway heritage church

Friday, June 5, 2009

the tick trip

Went on a second trip with our newb and of course my friend from the south. We all went out for a few hours exploring a certain area and found many farmhouses, some churches & of course a ghost town. Overall it was a good trip the guys got along well and I held my ground with sarcasm as I was the only girl again. *sigh* The weather proved cooperative on the trip and the roads were not bad either.
I call this the tick trip as the guys got 6+ ticks each and i got none. Apparently mosquitoes & ticks hate my blood. Overall we made a few stops just so the guys could pull off ticks. Oh, and we also found a fully stocked fridge in one of the houses, opened it up and the smell was so aweful it stunk up most of the house and we only had it open for a moment. Last time we try something like that.

Here are some pictures from the trip:
ghost farm
abandoned church
old truck
these people left in a hurry, fully stocked cupboards & fridge (disgusting smell)
scouts uniform
patio furnature
1976 must have been a good year

abandoned church, beautiful brick exterior beautiful wood interior with dried flowers of all kinds in each window
this is one way to park your car..
porcelain doll
one way to get up old stairs...
old farmhous in the background

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+ most of my time is spent exploring anything abandoned whether it be industrial, a ghost town, type of hospital, an old church or others + the other part of my time is spent getting an education or drawing

About Me

My photo
+ most of my time is spent exploring anything abandoned whether it be industrial, a ghost town, type of hospital, an old church or others + the other part of my time is spent getting an education or drawing