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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Two Guns, AZ

Just over six months ago I got married on top of the building shown above. *cue tears* There couldn’t be a more perfect way for Jeff and I celebrate six months of marriage than to visit our favorite spots in the desert and, most importantly, the one we tied the knot at. A brief history

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the little things

Sometimes you wake up at 5:15 AM, far before the winter sun rises, just so you can poke around abandoned buildings an hour away from home with your pals. Maybe you don’t stay long because hunters are nearby and you don’t want to accidently get shot or because it’s a small town and you can

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