Roadtrippin' // land camera photos - The Dainty Squid

Roadtrippin' // land camera photos

Thursday, February 06, 2014

I apologize in advance, this is the first of quite a few posts about my epic adventure with Mickey. If you don't recall, Mickey travels teaching taxidermy. She invited me along to assist teaching her class in Savannah, Georgia. I gladly obliged. We left Ohio bright and early Thursday morning and came back Monday. It's a twelve hour drive so Thursday and Monday were essentially just spent driving. We had a blast though. Mickey and I are basically long lost sisters. We, as mind blowing as it still is to me since we both have really strong personalities, didn't fight at all. I could spent another five days with her, easy peasy. We enjoy a lot of the same things. Other than collecting beach glass, preserving dead things, and shooting film, we both really dig silly roadside attractions. We used a combination of the Roadside America app and website (they have oddly enough have different things on them) to find the best places to stop.
We saw the world's largest cuckoo clock, Paul Bunyan and Babe, two elephants, a moose, a Great Dane and a few other strange things.

I shot SO many land camera photos over those five days plus seven rolls of 35mm film. I didn't even bother taking along my digital camera because I knew I probably wouldn't even use it. I still haven't gotten the 35mm film back yet so I don't even know what kind of awesomeness is on those but I can't wait to find out.

I'm really excited to share more about this trip. It was literally the five best days of my life thus far. I wanted to take a roadtrip this year, I even made it one of my 2014 goals. But I never imagined I'd be doing it in February (dude, we have SO much snow right now!) and I honestly didn't think it would be this fun. I feel like roadtripping might be something I need to make a major effort to do more often. It just feels right to me, if that makes sense.

Land camera film can be found on Amazon - black and white or color.  The black and white film was recently discontinued, hence the major price difference, so if you'd like some I'd stock up while you still can. You can find all my land camera photos here.

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13 thoughts

  1. i'm so in love with your adventures and film pictures!

  2. it sounds like you had the loveliest time! and i really like the photos:-) you always make me miss my lil' film cameras that are at my mum's, haha.. xx

  3. Oh man, too cool. I love that kind of stuff.

  4. These photos are so awesome!

  5. Im glad you and mickey had the time of your lives. I love road trips as well and cant wait for summer to come and so the good weather to travel. I enjoy to stop along the way to camp for 2 or 3 days, a caravan would be perfect

  6. Glad you had fun! I love road trippin'! Savannah is a pretty cool place. :D

  7. Road trippin' is the best! What is the name of the roadside app you used?

  8. i can't wait to see all your posts about it! i loved following along with you guys on instagram! i'm planning a roadtrip with some friends from nashville up to salem Massachusetts but it isn't until the fall! I might have to plan something else before that!

  9. I love all these roadside attractions you pass by, this SO doesn't happen in the UK!

  10. Your photos are continually fantastic!
    Glad you had such a fun trip and that you got to check that goal off early--that way you can go roadtrippin' a few more times!

  11. I've always wanted to road trip and stop at cool roadside attractions. I'll have to add it to my bucket list :)

  12. How lucky you are to live in a country filled with quirky roadside attractions! Not all countries do:-(.
    The ones you saw are so cool and hilarious!

  13. Adventure is my dream. I know it will take me to lots of different entertainment just like yours. Let's treasure adventures. :)


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