Signs of the Times: Stick Figures in Action

I’m a big fan of stick figure signs, especially when the stick figures have a personality. While never having been electrocuted — just minor tingling when I tried to unplug my hair dryer with a wet hand — I’m guessing the second sign is a more accurate depiction of what it’s like to touch a high voltage power box.

Sign One (sorry about the blurriness)

This stick figure could easily be on a caution sign as someone climbing, dancing, falling off a swing etc.

This stick figure could easily be on a caution sign as someone climbing, dancing, falling off a swing etc.

Sign Two

Now here is someone that accurately reflects (I think) being electrocuted.

Now here is someone that accurately reflects (I think) being electrocuted. Plus, how evil high voltage can be!

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Travel Hmm…Corn Maze

Corn stalks in Cañon City, CO

Corn stalks in Cañon City, CO

Cañon City, Colorado, USA. Perhaps I’ve seen too many Stephen King movies, but mazes creep me out. If this had been a frozen snow maze — forget it. However, corn isn’t necessarily welcoming either — or perhaps it’s welcoming in a you-can-come-in-but-you’ll-never-get-out sort of way.

Kurt, the kids and I visited a farm in Cañon City, Colorado with a pumpkin patch and a corn maze for Halloween. The kids loved it (yes, children of the corn). I felt a bit uneasy the whole time we wandered around past what seemed like the same stalks of corn over and over. However, the corn, the stalks and the husks offered a parched and foreboding kind of beauty. I just wanted to avoid any encounters with Malachai and a sickle.

My daughter, Kasey, walking down a dirt road next to the corn maze

My daughter, Kasey, walking down a dirt road next to the corn maze

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The Travel Hmm…Abandoned Buildings and Properties

I wonder what prices were listed on this gas station sign outside Leadville, Colorado

I wonder what gas prices were at the time this sign was in action at a former gas station outside Leadville, Colorado.

The Travel Hmm... is a new feature on Travel Oops. Basically, the feature will highlight anything that makes you go “hmmm…I wonder…” Abandoned buildings and properties fit in that category for me. My imagination seems constantly to need fodder. An abandoned building always has a story. Here are a few photos of buildings and properties that pique my curiosity and make me wonder.

You can still enjoy fantastic views while reclining in a  favorite chair that remains in this wooden cabin.

You can still enjoy fantastic views while reclining in a favorite chair that remains in this wooden cabin.

Leadville, Colorado, USA.

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