Thursday, December 5, 2013

Touring "The Walking Dead" Part II // Service Station 76

During our stop at Elder's Mill Campsite and Waterfall, the owners were kind enough to give us directions to some other filming locations just up the road that we hadn't added to our itinerary. We were in a bit of a rush to get to Haralson (more on that in a later post), so we only had time to go to one -- a tiny, abandoned service station that was used for filming in Season 4.

The 76 Service Station was where Daryl, Michonne, Tyreese and Bob ended up after losing their car to a herd of Walkers while making a run to find medication for the sick survivors back at the prison. When we saw the service station in the episode "Indifference"  just a few short weeks ago, it was covered in kudzu, filled with Walkers and had a lovely Beghilos sign outside the door.

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During our visit, there was no trace of the filming that took place there, the kudzu vines were all gone and the sign outside the station was sadly absent:

While the service station certainly isn't one of the more iconic filming locations from 'The Walking Dead,' it was well worth driving five minutes out of our way to see. At the end of the day, my brother said it was his favorite location we visited, primarily because the imagery from the episode was still so fresh in his mind. Despite the fact it looked completely different from the way it looked on the show, he was still able to recognize where the van was found and where the Walkers were located inside, and he was excited to point it out to the rest of us who weren't quite as observant.

This was our shortest stop, and we only hung around for about 10 minutes before loading back up and hitting the road again. I don't have quite as many photos as I do from the other locations, but the photos I did take are some of my favorites from the day. 

I still have two more locations to share with you guys, and I'll try my best to get around to those in the next few days! In the meantime, I recommend you check out Part 1 of my rogue 'Walking Dead' tour if you haven't done so already! 

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