Monday, January 14, 2013
Places I've lived :Binghamton NY
I lived in Binghamton, NY in the late 1990s, while attending graduate school.
It was exciting being there, because it was my first time being far from my family and friends. I had a car for the very first time, and I spent many a bored afternoon using it to explore the area. I would say that being there was my first real experience with independent living.
We had horrible weather in Binghamton. At least every month or so you would overhear the joke about how classes should be cancelled if the sun was shining.
One rare sunny day, I drove off in a nice direction following my nose and heading out of town. I found myself on top of one of the many steep hillsides, at a public park. The park was empty of people but full of children's playground equipment, and it sat alongside an old merry-go-round that was closed. I had heard that Binghamton was full of old merry-go-rounds, some of them with classic horses, but this was the first one I had seen. You can see all about them at this link.
I sat down on the hill and watched the sun sparkle over the candy-colored mountains. It was very beautiful.
Here's a nice picture so you can try to imagine.
Photo by Bonnie Campbell
Have you ever been somewhere so beautiful that you can't ever forget?
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