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.

Thursday, September 17, 2015

Bodie Church

I can honestly say there were more saloons (65), gambling halls, brothels and opium dens in Bodie than there were churches.

These seats probably filled each Sunday, mostly with women probably.  Maybe not.

It appears there was a picture or tapestry within this framework.  Also notice around the frame a cleaner appearance to the wood.  Something was there at one time.


  1. What a great old church long may it stand

  2. This building doesn't look so dilapidated as all the other ones.

  3. What a wonderful old church. I like to think of the parishioners finding their pew (probably had one they constantly used) and the minister taking his place at the pulpit.

  4. The church looks to be in good shape - must have been built better than some of the other buildings.

  5. I can see that Bodie really captured your imagination.

  6. I never made it inside the church. Wish I had.
    I guess another trip needs to happen.

  7. Such beauty in simplicity. this is a wonderful little church.


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