Dec 15, 2010

Small Town America. The Queen of Dairy. Part 3.

I visited the local La Pine Dairy Queen for a custom Blizzard (choco chips, cookie dough, and carmel) and visited with the cashier, Kayla.  



Name: Kayla
Favorite Blizzard: Reindeer Bites
Favorite town visited: Bend, Oregon
Best place to shop in Bend: Rue 21



Dec 14, 2010

Small Town America. Bi-Mart Guns. Part 2.

I stopped in La Pine's local Bi-Mart to look around and I was lucky enough to run into Cheryl, a local hunter and long-time La Piner.  She knew everything and more about hunting and guns so I was naturally curious to ask her about her hobbies, considering I've never been hunting or held a gun.

Death at the Grocery




Name: Cheryl E. Heutzenroeder
Favorite animal to hunt: Elk
Favorite animal to eat Elk
Favorite gun: My custom built 270 (10.5 pounds)
Favorite holiday: Christmas

Ma's New Toy

Cheryl showed me the store's album of pictures that hunters had brought to the store after a day of shooting.  She explained that this picture is a reason why you should never set up a self-timer on a tri-pod camera while hunting in the woods by yourself.  The man, posing with his freshly killed elk, had no idea that there was a cougar moving in on his game.  It wasn't until he had the photo developed that he noticed the cougar only feet away from him, ready to attack the claim the dead elk.

Dec 13, 2010

Small Town America. Part I.

This is my first installment of my short series on small town America.  These pictures were taken in La Pine, Oregon, a town of about 1,500 in central Oregon, close to Bend and Sunriver.  These three pictures were shot at the local St. Vincent De Paul store in the out skirts of town.  The store contained hundreds of decorative santas, stockings, wreaths, holiday attire, and fake Christmas trees.  I found an amazing silk, hand-beaded and sequined top from the 80s that I will be rockin' on New Years Eve and my early January ugly sweater birthday bash.

Name: Lorraine Lovett
Things Lorraine Collects: Lighthouses (which are abundant at St. Vinny's)

Name: Ele
Favorite bi-weekly nail Salon: Nails by Joe (Most women in La Pine have a permanent appointment with Joe who has been doing their nails for years.  He is famous for his artistic ability and airbrush nail talent at affordable prices.  I once had my nails done and painted red, black, and white zebra stripes- see below)

Names: Cindy Smith and Becky Vowell
How long have you lived here?: (Cindy) I have lived here for 19 years and Becky has been here for 20.
Favorite things to do in La Pine: Fishing and hiking.