Have you ever seen one of those climbing walls they have at various summer camps and vacation destinations? On our recent family vacation, one of our group activities was to scale the climbing wall at a resort near Crystal Lake. Most of us gave it a try, but it was not as easy as it looked.
As we approach the annual Coast Guard Festival, it is a good time to look back and remember where the Coast Guard came from, how we came to have a Coast Guard Festival, and the idea behind “Coast Guard City USA.”
This summer, much to my chagrin, I’ve landed back at my parents’ doorstep, living in the unfinished basement of their new house until I find a new place to move out to before the start of the fall college semester.