I went halfway across the world

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United States
January 25, 2016 4:56am CST
I went halfway across the world but was always home for supper. There was a large dirt hill that expanded across several apartment buildings. It was one of my favorite places to play, trying to climb that hill and get to whatever destination my six year old brain could muster up. I spent entire days out on that hill, playing with friends or by myself. If I wasn't doing that I was swimming or climbing trees in the neighborhood. The apartment complex is still there but the hill was destroyed years ago to make room for a housing development behind it. I imagine the hill was man made as no grass grew within the hill but it was very very large. Oh and it was red dirt or clay if I remember correctly
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@TRBRocks420 (85655)
• Banks, Oregon
25 Jan 16
My whole back yard is made out red dirt clay and, we have hills I used to always play on too, every thing was an adventure and, new as a kid. Trees to climb too of course, al though I wouldn't go higher than about 6 feet lol.
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• United States
25 Jan 16
I vaguely remember going up higher than I should have and my brother having to come get me out of the tree. My mom wouldn't let me go near them after that. Of course I didn't want to either.
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@TRBRocks420 (85655)
• Banks, Oregon
25 Jan 16
@ScribbledAdNauseum Yeah, I hate heights, the only time I have been really high by choice, besides a roller coaster or airplane was because I had to at my job, oh how I hated hanging siding
• United States
25 Jan 16
@TRBRocks420 I think all of us are a little scared of heights.
@paigea (22673)
• Canada
25 Jan 16
That sounds fun. We could play outside all day too
• United States
25 Jan 16
Now the kids hardly do go outside. Atleast my niece and nephew don't. I think my 2nd cousins go outside more. Kind of sad that they all want to stay inside.
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@paigea (22673)
• Canada
25 Jan 16
@ScribbledAdNauseum Some kids still love to be outside; but they need more adult involvement it seems. Our parents just said, "Get out and stay out"
@celticeagle (121017)
• Boise, Idaho
25 Jan 16
For me it was a rock quarry down the ditch bank from where my grandmother lived. I can remember her finding me and switching me all the way home.
• United States
25 Jan 16
I bet it was so much fun to play in though. Did you go there after you were switched all the way home?
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@celticeagle (121017)
• Boise, Idaho
25 Jan 16
@ScribbledAdNauseum ...I was always going down there. She knew where to find me. It was very dangerous.
• United States
25 Jan 16
And you probably loved it because you had a good view being on top of the hill.
• United States
25 Jan 16
I don't think I could see over the top of the apartment buildings.
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• United States
26 Jan 16
@ScribbledAdNauseum Oh that sucks..well you felt you were on top of the world maybe then.
@MALUSE (45779)
• Uzbekistan
25 Jan 16
I bet you returned home dirty. :-)
• United States
25 Jan 16
Yes many many a day. Of course my mom didn't seem to mind much. I guess I was able to get away with it because my ddad worked construction so it's not like dirt and grimey clothes weren't par for the course.