I grew up in a trailer park smack in the middle of the Saco Auto Mile. For those unfamiliar with the glorious territory, it’s 4 lanes of high speed Route 1 surrounded by car dealerships. I had lots of trailer park roads to ride my bike around, but once we hit Route 1, the party was over. I needed a car to get anywhere or do anything fun or cool. (Except Funtown USA. Where I worked, thus somehow making the amusement park no longer fun. And I couldn’t even walk there until I was 15.)
Cut to today. Through a miracle of real estate technicalities, DH and I are living in a street one block away from Portland’s Eastern Prom. Besides being a generally fun place to go play tennis, swing on a swingset, or just generally lie around with a book, it is home to the biggest 4th of July party in town and, tomorrow- for the first time, a hugeass concert. Mumford and Sons is playing one of 4 US concerts this summer in my backyard! Free fun! I stood on my deck tonight and listened to their sound check. Tomorrow will be a day of BBQing, beerpong, and fun with friends.
I get to live where fun stuff happens! Go Team Me!