abandoned china factory 2019

Two years ago I explored this factory for the first time. Unlike the majority of the other factories (and abandoned buildings in general) I’ve been in, this one is still full of items that show nearly every step of how its products were made. Despite the fact there was an auction to clear out remaining

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abandoned church

Another leave-the-house-before-the-sun-even-rises weekend adventure. This time, an abandoned church. We had actually scoped this place out a couple of years back but couldn’t find a way inside. I didn’t realize that’s where we were heading on this trip or else I might have protested. I woke up moments before we drove past and immediately spotted

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abandoned gas station

The weather isn’t really warming up too much, but we’re all feeling those spring vibes. We’ve been trying our best to get out early each Saturday morning to wander and take photos. Waking up before the sun even rises on a Saturday isn’t necessarily easy, especially since Squid has been cuddling with us every night

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abandoned trailer park 2019

Four years ago Jeff and I discovered what would quickly become one of my most favorite abandoned places. This former vacation hot spot is a place we visit nearly every year, and some times more than once. Colorful trailers and cozy cottages line a small overgrown road. Each one filled with personal items. It’s like

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abandoned mattress factory

Last Saturday we woke up early for a little morning adventure. We’re trying to get better about getting out of the house and exploring more. Especially in this weather, it’s too easy to be lazy and spend your days inside. Our first stop of the day was an abandoned mattress factory on the east side

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scenes from frozen Lake Erie

It’s basically never too cold to keep me away from Lake Erie. Except maybe tomorrow when the temperature is supposed to be a whopping one degree. I think I’ll just stay home and drink coffee, cozied up under a blanket in my office instead. xoxo

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abandoned school – snow day!

Over the weekend Ohio got smacked with a HUGE snow storm. The amount of snow wasn’t quite so extreme, at least in my opinion, but the wind made massive snow drifts. It was nearly impossible to keep sidewalks, driveaways, and roads clear. While nearly everyone hunkered down for a cozy couple of days, my friends

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my favorite desert oasis – the wigwam

Normally the travel locations I feature here on The Dainty Squid are a little more offbeat. I post about cemeteries, giant roadside animals, abandoned buildings, and other unique spots we stumble upon. I’ve never dedicated an entire post to our lodging choices aside from, coincidentally, Wigwam Village – which is of no affiliation. The Wigwam

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