Saturday, August 23, 2008

There's A Summer Place

I was blessed to be able to grow up spending summers on a lake in the beautiful state of Maine. . . . Every single year, when us "kids" would get out of school, my beloved Mum would take us and a group of our friends to an Amusement Park in Maine to celebrate the start of our summer - the Auto Rest Park. . . a very small park not far from where we lived - We could eat all the "junk food" we wanted, candy apples, cotton candy, elephant ears, you name it - and walk around and look at the zoo animals and ride the limited amount of rides. It was our own little "Coney Island". The very next day, we would all pack our belongings and head for the lake - "Beech Hill Pond" - the most beautiful fresh water lake you could ever dream about. . . to this very day, it is my idea of Heaven On Earth". . .