Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Lakeside

I'm a beach guy not a lake guy. When Mom loaded the station wagon up with the gang it was always off to Willard Beach. Leo's family loved Forest Lake in Gray, Maine and every once in awhile on a Sunday, I got invited. It was always great fun. In the heat of July and August, it was the best way to cool off. If spending four hours repeatedly jumping off the float didn't cool you off, there was no hope for you. Occasionally, I got invited mid-week to Vinnie's camp on Crescent Lake. It was fun for different reasons. We always stayed there for a few days and got to stay ovenight in bunks. The best part though was that Vinnie's Dad ran the local convenience store and sandwich shop, so the menu always included the old man's delicious Italian Sandwiches. Ham, cheese, tomatoes, pickles, onions, green peppers, black olives, liberally sprinkled oil, salt and pepper on a fresh sub roll was a memorable way to end a day at the lake.

18 comments:

  1. Love sandwiches like those you described.

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  2. I would not mind spending endless days by the lake and living on the mediterranean sandwiches you describe.
    Costas

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  3. quelle vue et quelle lumiere sur ce lac, tres belle photo de paysage

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  4. Mmm, mm, love those sandwiches. Lake or beach, I'll take either. Love that water, water, all around.

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  5. what a great memory (or two). love the beach sandwich picnic. :)

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  6. This looks like a beautiful spot. Lake or river or beach, I'd take any of them

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  7. So peaceful. With the exception of 2-years of my life, I've always lived near water. Wouldn't have it any other way!

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  8. I could go for a day like that today!

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  9. Love this post Birdman. I am a beach guy as well.

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  10. I would have joined you just for the sandwiches.

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  11. That sandwich sounds fantastic. I miss the family run Italian sub shop from when I lived in D.C. *sigh*

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  12. Some pleasant childhood memories there, reminding me of some nice days on the lakes in Minnesota.

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  13. You had a pretty good youth, Bird.

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  14. The Italian sub sounds like an absolutely fabulous way to end a beach day -- barbara

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