Saturday was a day that did not go anywhere that was intended at the start of the trip. We heard several times about this town called Sims here in North Dakota with a really cool church still in use. We started out of the Mandan area and found a county road called Lyon Rd and followed it through some severe nothingness to what we call a farm road here. This farm road gave us some exciting fun we had not expected with the road having zero maintenance done to it this time of year... so we had some water/ice crossings and one incredible snow crossing, that I was not sure the truck could get through, but HELL YEAH CHEVY!! :-)
Once we finally got through those problems we got on the nothingness highway again and found our way to the town of Almont. Almont has an old district that must be seen by everyone with a passion for this area of the country and it's history but also to those that have no idea what life was like around here in the past. They have some incredible buildings and objects to checkout in this town so please find your way there and take it all in. You will not regret the trip... cool little town with some very friendly people.
Almont was fun but that was not the reason for our trip this day so we headed north and found Sims just a few miles out of Almont. The church was indeed there along with an old pastor home. We got some photos of that and noticed down the gravel road that there was an old farm home falling apart and found some good character in it for some more photos. A local dog came up to us and was very friendly and left us wondering if we should leave it there alone or not. A farm nearby and a name tag said everything would be alright. It was a very friendly dog and a lot of fun so best of luck to him.
The remainder of our trip was us trying to find some other small towns in the area with some character but in the end 80% of them were on the map and when we found them they turned up to be a farm or not there at all... very frustrating but part of the journey in the end. We did find some windmills along the way though and everyone here should know that I love me some windmills.
So, in the end we had a good day even if it was not entirely where we intended to go but that is part of what I love about photography... getting out there and discovering new places and sometimes finding things most people do not know about. I love the excitement of not knowing what is around the next corner. My curiosity always drives me and I hope you let your curiosity do the same for you...