Way way back in 2010, I was still playing slopitch.
I had, however, started to nurture my newer hobbies: photography and exploring. They were becoming more important to me than sitting at the Okotoks ball diamonds and drinking beer in between tournament games.
And it’s when I started to develop a love for the smaller communities that surround the city of Calgary.
So, my heart sank upon hearing the entire town of High River had to be evacuated two weeks ago, thanks to the flood waters. Residents have been allowed to trickle back this week, some only to view the damage done to their homes.
The images I saw online and on my TV screen made me want to remember High River as it was — and as it will be again.
Train bridge at the north end of town:
See the full photo album on the Facebook page for Our Great Escape.