Ghostly Visit

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One of my spontaneous travels brought me to the old mountain ghost town of Garnet, Montana recently. The former mining town that once held thousands of people is now filled with camera bedecked tourists trying to find memorable selfies amidst the crumbling remnants of former lives. It’s an eerie feeling walking into a room filled with the possessions of interrupted lives (pictured). Perhaps it’s that intrusion that makes one feel ghosts still wander the halls as you momentarily share their space. Walls peel and wood fades, but the atmosphere remains. Such isolation would have been a hard life without television and wifi, but somehow we managed to survive. The experience made me reflect on my own relatives crossing the Oregon Trail, giving me the knowledge that somewhere in there, I must have some pretty tough genes.

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