You know, sometimes one of the best ways to conjure up a good story is to slip back into your childhood for a few minutes. Most of us have childhood memories about special places we visited in the spring or summer. One of my favorite memories is being allowed to take two of my best friends to my grandmother's farm in late spring.
As I recall the story I can still smell the last of the lilacs that clung to the bushes in her yard. I can taste the strawberry shortcake that she made for us every single meal...yes EVERY SINGLE MEAL!
I can hear the laughter that my friends and I shared while sitting on Nona's upstairs deck reading magazines that we found tucked under her bed...TRUE ROMANCE. We felt a guilty pleasure that was unmistakably the highlight of our trip.
And as I recall these memories, a feeling of being an adolescent again comes over me. I want to write. How about you? Do you have a memory of a special trip or place you visited when you were young? What's your memory like?
Oh! before I forget it, my sister-in-law has a terrific website for real travelers. Go take a peek! Her adventures are only a click away!