|Helen, GA - 2013|
My latest old time photo folks. This one was taken last month at Helen, Georgia during our annual Trip South.
Bill and I had almost perfect weather during our trip. Just a little bit of light rain on this day that I ventured into the tourist town of Helen, Georgia to see what was up.
|Bill videotaping in downtown Helen, Georgia (we were up very early thus no tourists on the streets yet)|
Helen, Georgia is a little recreated German Alpine community in the mountains of northern Georgia. It is a little touristy town. Bill and I were just going to pass through it but we enjoyed our overnight stay so much that we decided to stay two more days.
We stayed at the Hampton Inn which was a replica of a Bavarian hotel. Hotel wasn't too clean and had paper thin walls and a terrible breakfast (sour waffles, maybe it was a "German" thing) but we could walk to all the attractions instead of dodging Interstate Highway traffic to figure out where we were going to eat.
On this one rainy afternoon I found an old time photo place so you know I JUST had to take advantage and have my photo taken as a bad old cowboy.
The first time I ever had an old time photo taken was during my first trip to Provincetown, Massachusetts in 1974. I remember the year well because the Watergate hearings were underway.
|Commercial Street - Provincetown, Mass 1974|
I was on that trip with my good friend Bob Mc. Walking down Commercial Street in Provincetown I noticed an old time photo shop. Sure, these places are overpriced tourist traps but still, I like them. Here is the photo that was taken. Ironically, the only prop I needed was the gun. The hat, shirt and leather vest I was already wearing. Bob and I had planned our first visit to Provincetown to a place called "The Ranch" (which, by the way, was anything but). So this was my first old time photo.
|Provincetown, Mass - 1974|
I didn't get another old time photo made until three years ago when I invited my friend Larry down for his birthday and had our old time photo taken. Now I get one every year.
|Rehoboth Beach - 2011|