1958 GMC

When Cade & Makenna found this truck I didn’t know that a visit to photograph it was going to lead to the stories we heard.

Purchased new and picked up in Ontario, this old truck was later passed down to the original farmer’s daughter and her new husband for their farm. It was used for many, many years and then parked.

Hoping to preserve as much of she could off the old truck she was once photographed in front of as a young girl, she took all the identifying markers off the truck as a keepsake.

Imagine her surprise when it showed up at her now permanent residence, a surprise from her husband. I envision their large, beautiful family all on the truck bed for what would be a glorious keepsake photo.

Thank you for letting me photographn this beauty and for sharing your stories with me. I always enjoy our visits.

TRANS-CANADA TRUCKS

Its been awhile. Now that school is out for summer, I hope to find more time and motiviation to get out and do what I love. I can tell you I certainly enjoyed being off last Spring for covid because I was able to explore without all the tall grass. I’ve missed that window now.

Anyways, back in April, Colton came home for a long weekend. It was good timing as there was an outbreak at the college and more specifically, his dorm. He came home Tuesday and by Thursday that college called and told us not to bring him back on Monday. For weeks we waited to see if the college would go remote for the remainder of the year. They did at the beginning of March. So on May 15th, the college made arrangments for us to come to the school (the outbreak was finally over) and pick up Colton’s belongings. It turned out approximately 35 students and one staff member ended up with Covid, one being Colton’s roommate and his buddy across the hall. We left for Wilcox at 5:00 a.m. to arrive at our scheduled pick up time. I have to say that this was the first time I seen the inside of Colton’s dorm and his dressing room. We loaded the Jeep from the front seats to the back window with his stuff and headed home.

Along the way home I knew of this spot and because I was getting sleepy, I stopped to walk around and get some photos.

This was a busy little place. There were a handful of people walking around, there was a couple with a couple kids loading up a neat old truck that I’m assuming they had just purchased.

When I pulled in a lady with a BIG dog (cue in the reluctance to get out of my vehicle here) came to the Jeep and was more than willing to let me stretch my legs and take a couple of photos.

There were so many vehicles I wasn’t sure where to start. So I wandered around for about 10 minutes and just shot away.

One of my goals this Summer is to familiarize myself with Photoshop and Lightroom and start to play around with the final product of my photo. When I started this journey to blog and photograph more, I was adamant that what came out of my camera would be my final product. I don’t feel that way anymore because what I see isn’t always what my camera captures.

While shooting I was also thinking about what I could add to my display in Killarney in August. So that there was a little bit of something for everyone that might come across my exhibit.

A lot of these vehicles were parked fairly close together or had other vehicles parked behind them. This forced me to try some different angles. It was good.

So that is it. That is my gallery of Trans-Canada Trucks along the No. 1 highway. When we pulled out and headed back towards Manitoba, I realized that there was a whole other side full of vehicles but I know I’ll be back this way and I’ll do it next time.

NEW WHEELS

I’ll be the very first to admit that the old vehicles and equipment don’t usually interest me that much.  Sometimes, depending on their placement but for the most part that is really Reg’s department and his passion.

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One day we came across this and I have to say, I was enthralled!

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No words are really necessary for this post.

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