Thursday, March 5, 2009

Somewhere only we know...

(These are all actual pictures of the place you're about to read about. & I added a song that makes me smile and think of this time in my life everytime I hear it. Go press play, it's worth it!)

Growing up, my two best friends were my neighbors. We were inseparable. Our favorite time of year was Summer, when we had all day to sneak away and get into all kinds of mischief! One summer, we discovered a piece of land that we didn't know existed. It felt like a different world.(Not the one with Whitley, y'all!) We were walking down a familiar trail in a patch of woods near our homes, we loved this particular trail because it had a creek we had to cross. NOT Terabithia style, Dirty Dancing style! You know what I'm talking about...

Uhm, YES- of course we sang the song as we crossed. Dangerous & stupid? YES. Fun & worth it? Abso-freakin-lutely. We normally wouldn't go much further than the creek crossing... I mean, that's where all the fun was. For some reason, one day we ventured further into the woods. What we found took our breaths away.

WHO KNEW?! We ran and played on the land and explored the structures that remained on this piece of heaven we stumbled upon. Turns out, it was an old boyscout camp ground. We walked through the abandoned cafeteria & sat on the porch of the old trading post and talked about boys and life.

After about a half hour of feeling worlds away, we heard the barking of dogs and saw a pack of them in the distance. We jumped up off the porch and started running back down the trail that had led us there. We held hands the whole way. I don't remember slowing down until we crossed the creek. I remember falling over laughing at the adventure we had just had together. This is one of my fondest memories. It felt like a place only we knew about(though, it clearly wasn't). I remember feeling 10 again that day, and really needing that feeling more than ever.

Oh, did i mention we were 15 & 16? :)

One of those girls was Mrs. Paul Reiser... who is still my very best friend.

7 love notes:

  1. Sounds like a really awesome memory and place. Thanks for sharing with us today!

  2. That sounds like so much fun!! It is wonderful to be silly even when your suppose to be "all grown up!"

  3. This is reaaaaaaaaaaal sweet, I never really do that. Walk into the woods and find something that cool. What a memory :)

  4. That sounds like it belongs in a movie! I love that story.

  5. How fun!!! What ever happened to the place? I wonder why it was abandoned...I wanna go!


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