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, February 19, 2013

Trailer Trash Tuesday


Seen along the upper coast of California last summer.  These folks, 2 or 3 guys and a woman, pulled in late in the afternoon.  They were an interesting lot, and I'll let it go at that.  The trailer was a shambles inside with junk thrown in and not usable in any way to cook, eat or sleep in.  It was this trailer that gave me the inspiration to capture images of trashy trailers during my upcoming road trip through the Great Plains states later last year.


Those are grills from a stove oven hanging on the sides where they could be swung up to cover part but not all of the window.  They certainly would not keep bugs out, so why?
The air conditioner itself says a lot.

You'll notice they are from Alabama.  Keep that in mind for my post for tomorrow.





9 comments:

  1. I think I'd rather camp!!

    There is a climb up the opposite face of the larger of the two rock pillars. It is USA grade 5.8 if that means anything to you. It also means that on a normal day (in my 20's) I would have had a crack at climbing it - but those days are long gone!

    Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

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  2. I am amazed it was attached to a car and didn't fell apart when they moved it away.

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  3. I'm not sure what to say; maybe it's a case of words fail me? Maybe they 'found' it and were going to take it home to renovate?

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  4. Hahaha, at least they have an air conditioner! ;-)

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  5. There's a show on TV called 'Extreme RVs.' This would not be on it.

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  6. Too bad your road trip won't include Florida. I think it is the capital of trailer trash. I should know; I belong to that group. However, I have never seen so many trailers melting into the earth as in Florida. Is there a caveat that they have to be on wheels?

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