My Peaceful Place

When do you feel at home?

Distant and peaceful, unscathed by technology, surrounded by countless pine trees and multiple lakes lies a small family run resort that is known as Pine Lake Manor to some but known as peace on earth to myself. The sheer beauty of the countryside of the Catskills to the mountains that disappear into clouds leaves me speechless every year on the car ride up with my parents and two brothers. I anxiously await until we arrive as I think about the fireworks that we will soon be seeing on the fourth of July.

At Pine Lake Manor my family, my grandparents, my aunts, uncles and cousins all sit at one big table for every meal; breakfast lunch and dinner. I have sat next to my Nana every year for the entire time I have been going to Pine Lake, all seventeen years. It’s my families tradition to go up for one week every year and its always the week of the 4th of July. Yes the fireworks are breathtaking and one of the most beautiful forms of art in my opinion but what truly leaves me happier than everything else at Pine Lake is spending time with Nana. After every meal every day for the week we go on a walk together around Pine Lake, simply admiring the beauty of nature together as she tells me a different story about her life. Two of my...

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