PTR (Defunct) WaterWorks of Windsor

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Friday, August 4, 2006 11:30 PM
When I was little my parents used to take me and my siblings to a local water park a few miles away during the summer. We always packed a picnic and a new pair of cloths for after we where done. But that was years ago. Mini malls and condos now fill the northern California skyline. People seem to forget about the simple things in life like a nice family outing. Allot of times small family owned companies get left in the dust.
this week me, my father and my little brother went on a camping trip up to the coast of northern California. On the way back I had the great idea to visit some places from my childhood. The skunk train, Petrified Forrest and many other tourist traps made there way onto our trip list. I had an idea to visit a water park I remembered from my childhood.

Well we drove down the extra 30 minutes to the park. We could see a white slide looming above the highway. But something didn’t feel right. I didn’t have that happy feeling I did when I was a kid. My fear got even worse as we approached the park. I saw the parking lot. Overgrown with weeds not a sign of life. I knew something was up.
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My dad stopped the car and me and my brother got out of the car and ran to the entrance of a once lively park. Surely it couldn’t be. . But my fears where confirmed when I saw the ticket booths and signage where gone
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and most of the slides where gone

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I was in shock. All of the memories of my childhood rushed to my head. I began to cry. How could they close? Why? I looked to my right to see this.
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I looked through the gates to see the walk way I walked down for years

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If only I could walk down that path one more time. I remembered that the white slide was still up. I was even thinking of hoping the fence to check it out but I Didn’t want to get arrested

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The draining pool with portion of the slide

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I couldn’t take it anymore! I had to leave and forget about what I had just seen. I may never again see this park again as it is being developed into condos. All I have are memories of days spent with my parents at the water park. Things that can never happen again. I will hold onto these for the rest of my life.

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Waterworks
1981-2005

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