My Photos: Rainy Idlewild Summer Night

One evening a few years back a swift and torrential rainstorm hit our favorite amusement park, Idlewild in Ligonier, PA, with ten minutes of sideways rain and wind.  After a long, fiercely hot day, the relief was almost welcomed.  Better still, when the rain passed the park stayed open even though the lions share of the crowds ran for home like a flock of mewing sheep.  We few who remained had the place to ourselves for the last 90 minutes of the day–no lines, the fallen rains rising as mists from the warm earth, and the extraordinarily subtle play of the bright lights within the mist.  We rode the rollercoaster 8 times in a row without waiting.  And yes, at the end, there were funnel cakes.
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By JunkChuck

Native, Militant Westsylvanian (the first last best place), laborer, gardener, and literary hobbyist (if by literary you mean "hack"). I've had a bunch of different blogs, probably four, due to a recurring compulsion to start over. This incarnation owes to a desire to dredge up the best entries of the worst little book of hand-scrawled poems I could ever dream of writing, salvageable excerpts from fiction both in progress and long-abandoned. and a smattering of whatever the hell seems to fit at any particular moment. At first blush, I was here just to focus on old, terrible verse, but I reserve the right to include...anything. Maybe everything, certainly my love of pulp novels, growing garlic, the Pittsburgh Steelers and howling at the moon--both figuratively and, on rare occasions, literally.

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