The test of an adventure is that when you are in the middle of it, you say to yourself, "Oh, now I've got myself into an awful mess; I wish I were sitting quietly at home." And the sign that something is wrong with you is when you sit quietly at home wishing you were out having lots of adventure. -Thornton Wilder

The nice thing about being confused is you get a chance to notice things a lot better than if you knew where you were going.

Life begins at the end of your comfort zone.

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Trailer Trash Tuesday


Jet, Oklahoma


There were some other candidates in the area of Jet but quite frankly the whole place I didn't feel to comfortable in.  In fact I didn't even get out of the Little House on the Highway for this photo.  I took it from the driver's seat with the window down and the engine running.  Maybe that is why the only other trailer trash photo I took in Jet was blurry. 

My next trip will be through the southern states.  I need to work on overcoming my fears before then or I won't be coming back with very many good pictures.



11 comments:

  1. This gives me a whole new outlook on the meaning of trailer trash.

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  2. It looks there are still people living in? I am not sure, but then I can imagine you don't want to make pictures of somebody's poverty. I should hesitate too.

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  3. What made you feel that uncomfortable?

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  4. Looks like the place has taken a direct hit with a shell - good idea, keeping the engine running.

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  5. Hi John...your chicken...did you think there was ghost!!
    I don't blame you I wouldn't step a foot near it either! ; }
    Yup...we have a lot of those here in Maine to!! : }
    Grace

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  6. we have a few of these places around. i passed one on the way home this morning and actually thought of you and your 'trailer trash' theme. :)

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  7. Do you ever wonder why people buy trailers and park them in the tornado capital of the world. Looks like this got in the way of one. OBTW, that reminds me of a song . . ."Keep your motor runnin . . . take it on the highway . . ." If you sang that to the correct tune then you're old ;^))))

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  8. That trailer does look like its seem better days - I think its better not to think about the inside of it - or what it must be like to have to live in it (assuming people still do)

    Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

    PS: I think my Omani cat was doing OK.

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  9. I am wondering why you felt so uncomfortable, too. Were people really living in the area? To me it looks beyond living in.

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  10. I am not sure I would have dared to stop to take the photo...

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