I’m from a small town in Canada’s Rocky Mountains called Cranbrook. Cranbrook has a population of about 20,000 people. The main industries are mining, logging, and tourism. There are numerous trailer parks and it’s likely there are more people living in trailers than houses. The surrounding area is checkered with farms. Wide brimmed cowboy hats, belt buckles that could double as coffee tables, and blue jeans so dark they look wet worn tight enough to induce infertility are always in style. The vehicle of choice is the pickup truck. Trucks suspended less than three feet off the ground with tires smaller in circumference than hula hoops are considered to be “for pussys”. Bingo night is big news. Hockey is religion.
This July I went home to visit for two weeks. I didn’t take out my camera much (just a few times to take some pictures of my family and a trip to the lake with friends), but I got a some good shots. Here they are.
A Trip to the Lake
One afternoon my friend Theresa, her daughter Jaidyn, and her friend took me to nearby Jim Smith Lake. It was entertaining.
6 thoughts on “A Few Random Pictures from My Trip Home”
Thanks a lot Mark! I shoot with a Nikon D80 (the new model is the D90) with 18-135mm and 50mm lenses.
great pictures! What kind of camera are you using?
It’s great to see your family and where you grew up. I especially liked the story about your uncle Fred. Life in the woods must have served him well – he does not look 86!
Thanks Thomas! My Uncle is an awesome old guy. It was cool getting to talk to him for a while. I only wish I’d had more time with him.
I really love the picture of your uncle Fred!
Fantastic Matt. Uncle Fred is, as we say, “worth bottling”. A truly inspiring man.
Love the Groundhog, gorgeous!
P.S.- I’m no zoologist, but I’m thinking the Mr. Groundhog, might just be a Miss, judging by the photos.