From the Diary Of
Beth Eileen Walker
I grew up in the US, Central New York State, on the edge of Lake Ontario. It was idyllic, in a way, with the countryside that I still miss to this day. Even after spending most of my life in California, Northern New York State seems to be a hidden gem, that somehow has been missed by the maddening crowds and that is ok with most residents and with me, as I know that the natural beauty will be there, when I am drawn to return. My best memories growing up as one of five children is the laughter of being with family and the outdoor, active lifestyle that we enjoyed living in such a place filled with natural beauty.