Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Rambling on Small Town Life

Living in a small town has advantages and disadvantages. Traffic is great the majority of the time. In summer it gets a bit crowded from all the tourists coming through on vacation. Even then it's a minor inconvenience when compared to a daily commute in a major city. The schools are pretty short funded and a little run down. But you can name every one of your child's teachers and can say hi to them when you see them in the grocery store. There are some fantastic teachers here despite the lower pay. A lot of students move on to four year schools after high school. Shopping for certain items can be a real problem as there just aren't many stores that carry them. Pretty easily solved by buying on the internet or driving to the nearest larger town. We have a couple of great book stores. A wonderful art gallery and the best public library you could ever ask for. There are some nice restaurants and one Art Deco movie theater. It plays first run movies! We also have two drama theaters in town that put on some fantastic plays. In one of them there is not a bad seat in the house! Just a little change in diet is sometimes needed and that can easily be solved with a short road trip to the big city. I like living in a small town where I know most everyone. Even if I don't know there name their face is familiar to me. Today's image is of the "Willits Arch" that spans Highway 101 as you come into town from the south. It's the only arch that crosses over Highway 101 in its whole length from Mexico to northern Washington.This is a little small town claim to fame. God bless my small town, chris
Camera Equipment Used- Canon 7D, Canon 28-105 lens at 105mm. Manfrotto 055XPROB Tripod with a 3055 Ballhead. Camera Settings- Manual Mode, ISO 100, F22.0, Shutter speed of 8 seconds .

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