When planning our trip back, we knew that Sunday we would be traveling to see Kevin's family, and his mom chose to have us all meet at grandpa's house for an early birthday party. Maquon is an extremely small town, and when I asked Kevin if he knew where his grandpa moved to, he said 'no, but I'll just drive through the town and look for my mom's truck'. That's how small this place is.
Grandpa seemed to really enjoy everyone celebrating him, and we enjoyed seeing him and his house. He is a bit of a painter and has decorated his house with his paintings.... on paper plates. So unique and charming.
Anyways, he bought a house right next door to his old gas station which is now abandoned. Honestly a lot of the town is abandoned, so we ended up walking around taking some pictures. The grade school, the old library, the gas station.... all historical and all eerily abandoned now.
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