I mean, that's what the 4th of July is all about, eh?
I started the road trip a few days early so I could make a stop in Canton, PA, home to the Gaiottis. They are amazing people who know how to let time slow down and do family right. They also use cow milk on their cereal instead of grocery store milk.
It's not like guns are a hot political topic right now, but all controversy aside, I simply like guns. It's an incredibly unique experience. It involves harnessign a controlled explosion designed to launch a projectile to a calculated target, all while having a huge respect for an inanimate object. Or putting it simply, guns are humbling, explosive fun.
After catching up with some emails and hanging around the house, I found the guys were gone and the girls were upstairs getting their hairs did. So I grabbed the 5D2 and the 70-200 wide open at 2.8 and started cranking photos. Or putting it simply, I pushed the "glamour" button on the camera and the girls took it from there.
I thought explosions were a guy thing until I met Annie. At 11 at night she went to get “daddy’s bottle rockets” and other various incendiary entertainment for the well being of our pyro edge. Or putting it simply, fireworks rock.
This is where it gets real. Independence day 2015 is very significant for me because it marks the official beginning of my total financial independence. I walked out of the house I grew up in for the last time and left straight to Pennsylvania to blow stuff up and eat home made everything. I’m currently living in the van (not just a van, the van…) and all my possessions are with me or in a storage unit. I see that as a huge plus because I’m living in a mobile home, rather than a static home, and I can move it anywhere I want. I’m sure this will be a short lived season, but I’m actually very excited for it. Or putting it simply, homeless is a bad word, but not to me.