Goodbye, BetsyThis isn’t the kind of stuff you want to see when…

Goodbye, Betsy

This isn’t the kind of stuff you want to see when browsing this blog.  I know that.  But I’ve reached this sad breaking point and I don’t know what to do.  I know you want to see images of cool, abandoned buildings like this:

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And I genuinely love posting that here.  My absolute favorite thing in the world to do is drive down backroads and just get lost out there, see what I can find along the way.  That’s kind of the entire purpose of this project.  Unfortunately, this whole thing is wildly dependent on a car that has reached the end of her life.  I’ve taken Betsy all over country.  I’ve taken her through the mountains, to the gulf coast, and as far east as Centralia, PA where I captured this:

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Well, the car is toast.  I’ve dropped every spare nickel and dime I have into it trying to get it back into running order to absolutely no avail.  And, god forbid, if I somehow DO get it back to running again, it’s only a matter of time before something else breaks and I find myself in this stupid position all over again.

I am actually fairly distraught about it because that car and I have been through a LOT together.  I feel like it’s an extension of me in some weird way.  I have logged more hours inside of it than I have in my own home and that is not hyperbole in any way.  We’ve explored this country together and it makes me so incredibly sad to have to admit that her time has come.

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So let’s have a moment of silence for the old girl.  If it wasn’t for this car, then 99% of the images on this blog would not have ever been taken.  I don’t know what I’m going to do from here, how I’m going to obtain a new car, but I will continue to upload stuff here in the meantime (as long as I have friends that want to drive down county roads).  I feel like it’s important to give credit where it is due and this car deserves a proper goodbye.

If anybody has a car that they’d like to donate, please let me know.  I realize how far-fetched this is, but you have no chance at all if you don’t throw it out there.

Thanks everybody,

-Cody