7,488 miles: Day 33

Waiting out the rainstorm in Center, Colorado

Waiting out the rainstorm in Center, Colorado

Abandoned playground equipment at abandoned Star-Vu Drive-In located in Anthony, Kansas

Abandoned playground equipment at abandoned Star-Vu Drive-In located in Anthony, Kansas

Abandoned ticket booth in Jacksboro, Texas

Abandoned ticket booth in Jacksboro, Texas

It has been an amazingly refreshing and relaxing week in New York City but I woke up today fully ready to kick it back into gear pretty hard and finish this trip up. I started mapping out the theaters I will be visiting here and making plans for my way back home. Oh, and I got a chance to do some editing, hence the pictures above! It was really nice to take a break and see what I have and what I really feel like I am missing still.

We had a wonderful evening on the roof top a few nights ago. Man I love warm summer evenings since we don't get many of those in the Pacific Northwest. As per usual for this trip, they sky has looked like doom many times while I have been here. Luckily, there has only been one major down pour. I kind of love when the sky looks like this but doesn't rain.

We had a wonderful evening on the roof top a few nights ago. Man I love warm summer evenings since we don't get many of those in the Pacific Northwest. As per usual for this trip, they sky has looked like doom many times while I have been here. Luckily, there has only been one major down pour. I kind of love when the sky looks like this but doesn't rain.

I did get some work in over the week. I drove down to Vineland, New Jersey to visit the Delsea Drive-In. Doc the owner was very sweet. I can't even explain the line of cars that were waiting to get into this place. It was incredible to see a theatre thriving and so many people supporting it. It really reminded me of my childhood at the drive-in. Added bonus,  on my way home the following day, I got to see two of my aunts that I haven't seen in 14 and 20 years. It was great getting to grab breakfast with them and catch up a bit.

I did get some work in over the week. I drove down to Vineland, New Jersey to visit the Delsea Drive-In. Doc the owner was very sweet. I can't even explain the line of cars that were waiting to get into this place. It was incredible to see a theatre thriving and so many people supporting it. It really reminded me of my childhood at the drive-in. Added bonus,  on my way home the following day, I got to see two of my aunts that I haven't seen in 14 and 20 years. It was great getting to grab breakfast with them and catch up a bit.

It has been so amazing spending time with these two beautiful ladies. They have been showing me all around and giving me a great break from constantly thinking about the project.

It has been so amazing spending time with these two beautiful ladies. They have been showing me all around and giving me a great break from constantly thinking about the project.

They took me to Dead Horse Bay a magical wonderland of lost treasures. From what Mick & Christina told me, the bay used to be a landfill. When they were clearing out ghettos to make room for more expressways, much of the trash was dumped here. It also was the landfill for a near by medical facility. What remains is literally thousands of bottles, many broken but many still in tact. As the tide rolled in, you could hear the glass clinging against each other and making a beautiful sound. I collected a ton of tiny vintage bottles. It is amazing to think that some of these bottles have survived the harsh weathers and remained whole for almost 100 years. Mick even found an old glass pill bottle that still had the pills in it. I could have stayed here for hours searching through the remains. Apparently, people also find parts of old porcelain dolls but we weren't so luck on our trip. I might have to try one more time before leaving.

They took me to Dead Horse Bay a magical wonderland of lost treasures. From what Mick & Christina told me, the bay used to be a landfill. When they were clearing out ghettos to make room for more expressways, much of the trash was dumped here. It also was the landfill for a near by medical facility. What remains is literally thousands of bottles, many broken but many still in tact. As the tide rolled in, you could hear the glass clinging against each other and making a beautiful sound. I collected a ton of tiny vintage bottles. It is amazing to think that some of these bottles have survived the harsh weathers and remained whole for almost 100 years. Mick even found an old glass pill bottle that still had the pills in it. I could have stayed here for hours searching through the remains. Apparently, people also find parts of old porcelain dolls but we weren't so luck on our trip. I might have to try one more time before leaving.

After Dead Horse Bay, we went over to Coney Island so I could get my roller coaster fix on. I had never been, so it was a great thing to check off the bucket list and I was really excited to get some roller coasters in on this trip.

After Dead Horse Bay, we went over to Coney Island so I could get my roller coaster fix on. I had never been, so it was a great thing to check off the bucket list and I was really excited to get some roller coasters in on this trip.

Wonda the Wonder Honda is still doing amazing. I am going to take her in this week for her first oil change and check up. Pretty amazing that I was able to put well over 8,000 miles on her before needing an oil change. I am sure she has been enjoying the break from long days on the road. I know I have been enjoying our space but I am getting the itch to pack her back up. We will be going on a few adventures this week and then off to Maine for the weekend!

Lindsey Rickert

Portland, OR, United States of America

I turned to photography at a young age as a way to manipulate the world in front of me into endless possibilities. It remained a hobby for several years until I decided to run away from the snow in Iowa and towards the rain in Portland, OR. While I was inspired by film makers and my surroundings, I had a tendency to pick apart single frames and freeze them. My memory wasn't a movie playing back in my head, it was a series of still images that created a narrative. This translates into my work through the use of lighting and props that build a scene and create a story. When I am not taking pictures, I spend my time roller skating, playing with my puppy Charlie Von Shitbird (he is very sophisticated), spending time with my snake Vans, embarking on capers with my girlfriends, messing around with special fx makeup, and exploring the great Pacific Northwest and all it has to offer. The best thing about my job is getting to meet a variety of people. No to shoots are the same and I thrive on getting to know my clients and collaborating with them to create truly unique and bold images that fit their needs. Whether it be wedding photography, family portraits, small business needs, or you simply want a kick ass original portrait. If you are looking for a creative experience that will not only boost your confidence but create a lasting memory then lets make it happen!