Silver Lake Regional Park

I kept on having to drive by there on my way to a car chase and decided to stop the other day.  I haven’t been here in thirty some years.  We used to go camping and boating here when we were kids.

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LOL….I sure do remember it being MUCH bigger than this.

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Not a soul in sight that morning.

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Are these dragonflies?

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It sure was peaceful and quiet there.  Not for long though….they’re building a school right next door.

On the way out I stopped by the now fenced off quarry.  We used to skip school to go there. 

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I remember laying on a raft on my stomach and getting the backs of my legs so sunburned that I couldn’t bend them at the knees.  That was the 2nd time I had ran away from home and this is as far as I got.  I was almost 17 then….young and stupid!  I think my parents then finally gave up on trying to keep me at home and  gave me permission to move in with my friends.  I was still going to school and was also working. 

I wonder why some of us while we are young, make things so hard for ourselves.

5 comments:

  1. Wow what a beautiful place. So quiet too.

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  2. Joe....yes it was...except for interruptions by the sound of heavy equipment in the background where they are building the school.

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  3. Beautiful place. It is a little weird to go back to a place we went as children, it always seems much smaller than we remembered...
    Enjoy your week, Sheila

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  4. That looks like an awesome place, much needed, in our busy lives. I'm in the mood for camping now :-)

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  5. Charlotte....it's only five miles from me and I haven't had time to go back by there. I know the blackberries ought to be ripe. I saw tons of them when I passed through there.

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