Tuesday, December 16, 2014

From wandering in an RV for two years to a more permanent place...Big Bear Lake, California.

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 Hi Photographer friends,

We've been wandering across the Country for the last two years. It was a lot of fun, but now, we needed to settle down some. We looked at several locations, from Vegas to  Bend Oregon, East Coast to West Coast, Desert to Ocean, and honestly we like all those places. Where could we settle down and be close to the ocean, the mountains, the desert, the forest, the big City, the small town? There's no such place...so I thought.

We re-discovered Big Bear Lake in California. The lake is located at around 7,000 ft elevation. It is a small town, but from there you can be in almost any climate within an hour. Los Angeles is west of it, Palm Springs is to the East, beaches are to the south and the desert is to the north, all reachable within about an hour, give or take. Where else can you swim nearby in the morning, ski in the afternoon and dine at a fine five star restaurant at night?

Big Bear is a touristic area with so much to do. In the winter, there are several ski resorts. Of course there is skiing, snow boarding, tubing, cross country skiing, hiking, snow shoeing, off roar tours, or just relaxing in front of the fireplace at one of the many world class resort in the area.

Summer is even more fun. Fishing, boating, biking, hiking, sailing, horse back riding, four wheeling, swimming, Kayaking, camping, etc. 

The most appealing reason for me is Photography. The scenery is breathtaking, the wildlife abundant and the opportunities endless. Me and my Pentax equipment will live happily there. Don't think for one minute that my involvement in photography will diminish. On the contrary, I will bring my photography to new levels. I might start a studio  or offer workshops. I will certainly continue writing e-books. The future is exciting.

From this home...
to this home

From this view...
to this view.

We will be in the house for Christmas, and I think we might just have a white Christmas.

Although we would love to be near our combined children and grandchildren, they are virtually in all four corners of the Country. Maybe this fantastic location will bring them to us.

Thank you for reading,

Yvon Bourque

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