I was able to accomplish two site checks yesterday. My notes are posted. I found that I really DO need to bring a map, even though I think I know my way around. The camera seemed to be adequate, as well. I don't think the Portal cemetery is viable, but I think that Bellevue's is worth at least an in-depth look at the older areas, just for interest's sake. It was fun, even though I went it alone. What little dirt-road-driving I did, seemed fairly dry. Good sign for any future sites.
I am really happy that there have been some more votes about the ads... but dang-it! we are still at a 50/50 draw! :-)
Well, maybe we will get more votes as we add content...
I am really hoping to get a couple of site checks in this weekend. Just me, during the day, and only in town, of course, but still... it's something...
While I woudn't think that one person's individual, personal experiences would be subject to dictation or control by anyone else, I have submitted to the whims of a completely noninterested stranger and removed something they felt was "offensive". It is a bit irking, but the sooner we are rid that negative influence, the better. Be done with it; "good riddance to bad rubbish", I guess. Too bad, though. Free speech, and all that. My first thought was, "well, too bad you can't just block someone from having access to the site" (you can, but then it would have to be password protected, etc), and then I felt like, "you know what - you don't like it, don't look at it..."
Then I realized that this stranger was getting what they wanted; to drag others into their reality and through their drama.
So... I resolutely refuse to let that happen.
But, I may consider adding a disclaimer to the site.
Added some thought about the ads that may - or may not - be included here, on the website. I am glad that there are a few votes, finally. Seems, so far, most people are in the 'maybe' category... which is why the comment was included. Please comment if you have any thoughts on the subject. Thank you.
I think the snow is gone for a while, but now the rain is here. I thought maybe we'd get to dry out a little. Any other time, I wouldn't mind. I like rain and fog, etc. This type of weather doesn't make going down the "non-beaten path" very accessible. Or keeps the footprint minimal. So, we wait for things to dry out a bit.
Added another cemetery to the list. I think I remember seeing this sign when I lived in the area. Just never able to take a look.
I have changed the poll; it was to vague and not written correctly, in my opinion. Maybe we will get more votes with this new poll. There were only 3 votes before, and so not much was lost. :-) VOTE, DAMMIT! haha
Added some info on Boot Hill that Dennis transcribed from an old book; it is interesting. I guess, if you grew up in the area, it's old hat, so to speak. (Or, should I say, 'old boot', haha)
The information is from a book written in the 1970's, so it will be interesting to make a comparison.