A Photo a Week Challenge: Off the Beaten Track

Find a place off the beaten track? Thinking about it left me puzzled.

The road home
Aldrich Street as the sun sets

When I got to think about this, I realized I couldn’t find a more “off-the-beaten-path” place than where we already live. We aren’t near a major highway or even close to the suburb of a city. We are, as they say, “in the middle of nowhere.”

It is a lovely nowhere and we have no plans to move back to “somewhere.”

Author: Marilyn Armstrong

Writer, photography, blogger. Previously, technical writer. I am retired and delighted to be so. May I live long and write frequently.


  1. If you have neighbours then that counts as ‘somewhere’ to me! 🙂

    I’ve been to the middle of nowhere and it nothing like as nice as where you two (5) are!


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  2. We live much as you do, our driveway is about 1/2 mile long to the nearest road, and 8 miles to town. If we want food, we have to travel another 10.
    It’s beautiful out here, but it can be a challenge in the winter.
    It’s about as close to nowhere as you can get, since we can’t even see our neighbors. Then again, they can’t see us, either. =)

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    1. It has pluses. It also has minuses. We have no public transportation and very few public services. As long as you don’t need much help from your community, it’s fine. It gets a little more complicated if you need help. It’s not that they are unwilling, but there isn’t much money for services.

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