February 15th, 2003

an attempted outing

i just needed to get out and look at stuff. but mostly it was just too cold. i saw some familiar things, then decided to just stay on the "scenic river road" (not) past "historical lecompton" (also not). it became unsettling. i realized i was more spooked by the thought of the Survivalists and "Patriots" that holed up in the country more than the backwoods folks that used to spook me in the country. besides freezing my tail off, i became paranoid and fearful of stopping to take photos, so not much was accomplished. one place was irresistible:

the mailbox of some kind of "settlement"

and it was a gruesome settlementCollapse )