Drip Castles

Every summer my family would go to Florida to visit my grandparents. While most kids dreamt of spending their vacation at Disney World I was always most excited to sit at the beach making drip castles with my mom. She could always make the most magical castles and it was always a contest to see who could build the tallest towers. Whoever ended up knocking it over in the end was punished by having to run into the water no matter how cold it was. As we were building the castles we would always make up stories about our castles and I would dream about the castle that I was going to live in when I grew up...

submitted by Jessica Fragner
age 19
Ann Arbor, Michigan USA
April 2001

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