THERE’S SOMETHING ABOUT AN AGED pick-up truck… Perhaps it’s the agrarian connection or the nostalgic appeal. Or even the vehicle design that conveys comfort in its rounded shape.
Whatever the reasons, I am draw to vintage pick-up trucks. Randy, too. He wishes he owned one. And a 1964 Chevy, too.
But since we don’t and never will, I settle for visual enjoyment with my eyes and through the camera lens.
As I waited in the van recently for Randy outside a Vergas, Minnesota convenience store, a lovely old pick-up pulled up to the gas pumps. Without hesitation, I grabbed my camera, stepped from the van and snapped a few images of the portable piece of art temporarily parked at the pump.
And then I swung my camera the other way to photograph the store exterior because that appealed to me visually also with its welcoming front porch and log cabin style design.
Then we were off to find the world famous Vergas loon sculpture. And, as we passed through the business district, I snap-shotted the hardware store sign through the window. Because I have this thing about hardware stores, too, and about signs. Small town memories and art.
© Copyright 2019 Audrey Kletscher Helbling
These are wonderful. Love that pickup!
Thank you, Keith. Street scenes from rural Minnesota, so different from NYC.
Just a side note: I’ve been commenting on your posts, but never see the comments published. So recently I’ve only “liked” your posts. I don’t know what the issue may be.
I’ll look into Audrey. I haven’t seen anything. Sometimes WP might ask me to approve a comment before it gets published. Thanks for letting me know!
Audrey, there are no previous comments from you awaiting approval. Maybe there was a glitch in WP preventing me from seeing them. Anyway, I hope we’re good going forward!
Thanks, Keith. I’ll try again later today. Trying to catch up after three days away.
I am getting notifications of your comments now. Though 3 days late!
Excellent. Hmmmm, who knows?
I wonder how many loons one could spot walking around town – love the added loon in the hardware sign. Happy Exploring – Happy Day – Enjoy 🙂
That’s a good question.
That is a really cool looking old truck!
Yeah, I want it.
Those old pickup trucks are wonderful to look at. At one of the gas stations in our neighborhood, there is often an old International pickup parked beneath the station sign and it looks so cool sitting there. A throwback in time that is really an appealing little break of nostalgia.
You are absolutely right and I’m glad you have that pick-up to enjoy in your neighborhood.
What brought you through Vergas? We’ve been there…to eat at a friend’s family super club in town. But we were intentional about going to Vegas! ha
On our way back to Detroit Lakes from Maplewood State Park, we intentionally drove through Vergas because I wanted to see the loon sculpture. I wish I’d seen the supper club.
It brings back memories of riding with my grandpa in his Studebaker. Nice pictures and thoughts.
I’m always happy to bring back memories for readers. Glad you enjoyed my post.
OOOO, that truck has a story to tell)))!! x
It sure does.