On Saturday, I met with some of the crew to explore a local youth detention center. We had all brought our bicycles and met in the parking lot of a nearby park., yet it still took a while as we sat at a bench to commit to an exploration involving a considerable output of muscle power. And it was bloody hot, with a temperature in the 90's and storms forecast. But we still set off regardless, slinging camera cases on our backs and starting with an up hill pedal out of the park.
We hid our bikes in some brush and then climbed up a hill to a watch tower. We had to wiggle between a brick wall and a metal fence post.
We climbed up into the tower and looked at the complex below. The old cell blocks were dilapidated with plenty of evidence of the search and rescue teams that now use the area for practice.
There was a local art event on so we decided to wrap up the day with a stroll around there. For some reason we had assumed that there would be wine available and the idea of strolling around admiring the art with a glass in hand appealed to us all but we found out that there were only soda vending machines and also the place was starting to shut for the night.
4 weeks ago