road tripping – abandoned gas station

I’ve definitely talked about this before *ahem* but my goodness, I LOVE exploring abandoned places out west. I mean, I love abandoned places wherever. There is just something really really special about the ones you just happen to stumble upon while cruising down the road far, far away from home. It’s a huge part of

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Mountainview Cemetery + Wild Horses

Driving through Wyoming on our road trip, our main interest was ghost towns. I knew from some research I did before hitting the road that the state had A LOT of them. On the way to Superior, which to be fair I wouldn’t consider an actual ghost town at all, my eagle eye-d husband spotted

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Mel Gould’s Buryville

The first stop on our epic road trip, after the World’s Largest Truck Stop, was Mel Gould’s Buryville. We’d been on the road for nineteen hours at this point so it didn’t matter that the rain was pouring down, we were just excited to get out of the car. When we pulled up I was

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the abandoned Anasazi Inn

I’m going to be sharing some of posts from our most recent road trip a bit out of order. This stop was about midway through the trip but it was very very special and I could hardly wait to get home, edit my photos and write it all down. Making our way through Arizona, I

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ohio to arizona & back

Last week was… epic! Jeff and I took our annual trip to the desert except this time we did things a bit differently. Instead of flying into the cheapest city, renting a car and then roadtripping around, we drove all the way to Arizona with our friend, Jake! Our main destination was The Wigwam, the

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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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six months

Six months ago I had the most magical day of my life. Never thought I’d be one of those people who thinks a wedding is magical. Let alone the most magical day of their life buuuut it happened… and it was. I know I originally said I wasn’t sure I’d be sharing any more photos

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