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The Abandoned Street

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Almost all the homes were deserted on this one street in the town of Miami.











Early Morning Fog

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This is an unusual event to occur in AZ, a very foggy morning.  I was driving to my Mother's house and could only see a half a block ahead of me.  It made the drive creepy.  I saw those movies about the fog and know that there could be creatures hiding in the mist.  I kept my guard up and made sure that nothing was going to get me while driving in the fog..... muhahaha!!!





Abandoned Factories

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These factories are no longer working the mines.  They are left abandoned and deserted by the closure of the mines and the departure of residence that have left to find work elsewhere.  Now all that is running through the vacant halls is the spirits of those who used to work there.
The first two photos were taken in Superior, AZ

The photos below were all taken in Miami, AZ







Back to the Trailer Park

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After the abandoned train, we cruised around Miami and then Superior but had no luck looking for the right place to add to our book.  We did find some cool houses but they looked dangerous and were fenced in.  We also saw some great empty and forgotten factories that were booming in the town's heyday.  But they had fences around with big signs that said words like, "hefty fines" and "arrested".  We can deal with a simple "no trespassing" sign but when they threaten our bank accounts and freedom that is when we decided to pass on the place because it wasn't worth the hassle.  I did get some great outside shots and will post them later.

As we headed back home, Sharon said that the one trailer in the abandoned trailer park where she found the wood divider had a good feeling.  We decided that place would be perfect for a chapter in our book. This was the main trailer across from the playground that was used for another chapter and next to Barry's…

Giants Buried in the Desert

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One of my favorite shows in the late 1960’s was “Land of the Giants”. The show premise was set in the then-future of 1983 when a small group of Earth people landed on a strange planet when their spaceship runs into a mysterious storm that throws them off course. They land on a planet where the people are twelve times larger than those on Earth. Basically the giants are about 72 feet tall with all objects built to the gigantic scale. They spend the next two seasons (that is all the show lasted), trying to avoid the giants and get their spaceship back to earth.

Do giants exist on Earth? Here is an explanation given by Wikipedia:

“The mythology and legends of many different cultures include monsters of human appearance but prodigious size and strength. "Giant" is the English word (coined 1297) commonly used for such beings, derived from one of the most famed examples: the gigantic of Greek mythology. In various Indo-European mythologies, gigantic peoples are featured as primeva…