Giveaway Winner | Lockwood PhotographerFebruary 21, 2010
When I think back to my childhood and the way I was raised, my memories always include the “canyon kids.” I grew up on a small ranch in the middle of nowhere that was located up a four mile dirt road. Along this road is several other families and ranches. Growing up there was such a unique experience. There was about a dozen kids all within a couple years of each other and we were all best friends. During the hot summers we would all hang out in each others pools and explore the many trails that went through the bottom of the canyon. When other kids were out riding bikes, we were all riding dirt bikes and 4-wheelers. When other kids were playing with toys, we were out shooting guns. When other kids were having slumber parties, we were sleeping under the stars in the middle of a field. Our parents never had to worry where we were and who we were with. There were very few fences in the canyon, and the fields that did have them, had gates that were never locked. It truly was an amazing experience. It just so happens that one of the “canyon kids” won the giveaway. Laurye and I always had so much fun together. When we used to play together, it was like we were in our own little world. It was so much fun being able to photograph her beautiful family back at our old stompin’ grounds. Here is a little peek at this wonderful family.