This weekend was a scouting trip, we did not get into many locations. Mostly it was hours of driving and listening to music followed by hours of driving around a location looking for a safe way in. Followed by a few hours of galumphing through tick-infested underbrush with the final result of two buildings explored. My final tick count was 11, Tabula Rasa on the other hand appears to be magically tick repellent. I hate him just a little bit because of this. However he has proven himself a true friend by being willing to pick one off my back that I couldn’t reach. Just another reason why you should never explore abandoned places alone; not only do you need someone to help should you fall through a floor or stair way, but timely removal of exoparasites can prevent diseases like Lyme, Rock Mountain Spotted Fever, Tularemia, and Erlichiosis.
Plans are in the making for a repeat visit at some point in the future, but first I have to figure out why I am hardly able to walk a mile before I feel faint. In the meantime I’m going to continue to look for places closer to home but my exploring schedule may be a little light until this issue gets figured out. This just means that you may get stuck with the occasional kitten photo (because I work with cats and it is kitten season) as well as whatever else may wander my way. I have a project lined up to do some portraiture in a Harley Modification Shop, and I’m also considering a project with some models in Gary (I would love to do another drag queen shoot there, I just need the queens!).