The experience of an Ice Cream truck (the smell of the diesel, the cold treat on a hot day, the challenge of eating it before it melted)
Saturday morning cartoons and After school cartoons (Bugs Bunny, Scooby Doo, Laugh-a-lympics, Kroft Superstars, Robotech, Thundercats, etc.)
Riding my bike with friends as we set off in search of some (imaginary) adventure.
Climbing over the compound wall and interacting with the bedouins in Saudi Arabia (well, after we made friends, the first trip over...not so
Sneaking out of the compound in Alaska and climbing cliffs, sledding in those suicidal saucers, and watching Kodiak cubs....
Disneyworld (as a kid....when you didn't have to worry about how much this was all costing)
Good music. (I was a kid in the 70's and 80's)
Home-cooked meals. (mom was a stay at home wife...something almost unheard of now).
Playing games with all of my friends in our yard, which just so happened to have trees spaced conveniently as first, second, and third base (porch was
Little League baseball.
Roaming around London with my little brother. I still, to this day, cannot fathom how or why my parents decided that a 6th grader was old enough to be
out with his younger brother, alone in London, but oh well. I mean, we didn't go far, but wow, what a feeling of independence for a couple of
Seeing the red light district in Amsterdam, then realizing years later why those women were in the windows. I'm still pretty sure that Dad would have
spotted me the money. (had I been old enough).
The black gravel beaches in Alaska, where lots of glass "gems" (pieces of colored glass worn smooth on all edges in the ocean) would wash up...and
finding blue ones.
Scrounging for change to buy candy at the local convenience store, from those buckets of loose candy on the bottom shelf (don't see these any
more)...where each item was like a nickel or a dime each.
Playing Truth or Dare with the neighborhood girls
Going down the zipline from my friend's treehouse into a mattress at the base of the tree at the end of it.
So many fond memories....