song of the day: 'all night long' by lionel richie
this is city lake. oh man, lots of memories were made here. it's one of those places you'd go with your sweetheart to hang out and...stuff. basically, this was the 'lover's lane' of siloam springs. no clue if the students still use the lake for that purpose, but this used to be THE place. matt first told me he loved me while parked out on this very peninsula. he wrote me a song (which he also played at our wedding) and sang it to me in my car. i cried.
but we'd go here and stay up all night talking, first about silly nothings and then later about getting married and where we wanted to go on our honeymoon. yep, this is a pretty special place. and it's so funny, because i haven't been here in years. it's only like 5 minutes from town, but i never even think to come out here and enjoy it. i'm glad i did this morning. it was cold, but the sunlight was beautiful and if you look across the lake, you can see the trees just starting to change color. it felt pretty serene and allowed me to reflect. i sometimes forget about the memories i've made here, in this little town in northwest arkansas. in a way, taking my camera on the road has forced me to think about stuff i haven't thought about in a long time. i'm trying to go to places that are special to me so that i can share them with you guys, to make my blog more interesting. but really it's good for me. not only does it get me out of my comfort zone, but it also reminds me of some pretty good times.
it's too bad i don't still have my old car. i drove a 1994 oldsmobile cutlass ciera back then. it was burgundy outside and in. a great car. i had her for 11 years then bought the mercedes, pauli girl. i just had to take a pic with her out at the lake since she didn't get any 'parking' action back in the day :)
sweater-thrifted, vintage? liz wear