Grand Bend, ON, July 2008
About this photo: This week's Thematic Photographic theme is big. This is as big a picture as I've taken in a while. Got one of your own? I hope you'll share it here.I was flying home from a trip to San Francisco. Our flight was headed to Toronto, but as we went feet dry and put Lake Huron behind us, we were barely 60 km from my house in London. Thoughts of parachuting from there and hitching a ride home to avoid the puddlejumper leg from Toronto to London filled my jet lagged head.
I thought I recognized the broad sweep of shoreline from my many hours playing with Google Earth (try it...it's more fun than a chocolate sundae) and sure enough, I was looking down on the local beach resort/party town of Grand Bend. This is a place that's been an important summer ritual for our family, a place where my wife and I have spent time together, with our kids, with our extended family, with treasured friends.
As I stare at this picture, of a place that looks so small yet looms so large in the history of my family, I'm reminded that it's time to return here once more, time to write another chapter in our unfolding story.
Your turn: A place that plays a big role in your life. Please discuss.