Sunday, May 31, 2009
Summertime at the Park
Summer temperatures have arrived! And with those temperatures, people from far and near arrive in our community to camp at the park. Winter walks are quiet, with a few eagles soaring overhead as we walk the paths, and a squirrel here and there observing us along the way. But in the summertime, everything changes! The park becomes a community in and of itself! Campers, motor homes, and tents become dwellings of happy groups of people. The smell of smoky campfires and hot dogs roasting fills the air. Happy sounds of children laughing and people talking create a cacophony of noise. It's during these times that we become observers of others who love our park and make it theirs. The park becomes host to special events like weddings, family reunions, holiday picnics, and a meeting place for friends. Memories are made, and for each memory made, the park becomes an important place in the history of those who inhabited it. Observation is fun as we walk the campground loop, but by the time autumn arrives, we will be ready to take our park back, walking in quietness with only the sounds of nature to keep us company.