Saturday, February 12, 2011

30-Day Challenge, Day 26

A childhood memory.

I'm sorry I haven't been keeping up with the blog challenge!  I've been kind of putting it off, since I got off-schedule the other week after my wisdom teeth surgery.  And there have been other things to post.  :-)

I have so many lovely childhood memories.  The question is, which to post about??  
Hm.  Probably our visit to Campobello, when I was seven years old.   Campobello is an island off the coast of Maine and Canada and was the site of the vacation home of Franklin D. Roosevelt.  We went with our cousins from Indiana, whose grandparents (on the other side of the family) own a cottage on the island. 

I have some very special memories of this vacation.  We toured Roosevelt's summer home, visited lighthouses, hiked across rocky beaches, had a campfire on the beach, played games, christened and explored little nameless "islands"...and I got teased about the stringy seaweed strung all over the rocks on the beach behind the cottage.  I thought they were so mean. :-P  And yet still I look back on it as a great memory-- one of the most outstanding in my childhood.

I would go again in a flash if I had the opportunity.  Maybe one day. :-)


Fannie said...

What an incredible trip that was! Great memories!

Anonymous said...

I think one of my favorite childhood memories was "hunting" rabbits under a bush with my brother.