Given the fact that I am ‘that crazy Disney chick’ most people would probably say my favorite all time place to vacation is Disney related. And, I have to admit that I really do like Disney and I’m really looking forward to the upcoming vacation in Florida. But my favorite place to vacation as a kid, one that still holds a huge place in my heart, is Kooser State Park in Pennsylvania.
As a kid I used to set sticks sailing in the creek, watching them go from one side of wooden bridges to the other. The creek was probably 6 inches deep, and ice cold. The perfect place to sail your pretend ships.
It was there that I learned to make pipes and coffee cups and plates out of acorns for our fairy folks. I learned to ditch around the tent in case of rain. I learned to bend a coat hanger into a toaster for over the camp fire. And I learned the beauty of the quiet.
I hiked over the mountain.
I tried, valiantly to swim in the lake.
I chiseled my name into a rock near the cabins.
I learned that cabin life would be incredibly wonderful.