The only way I can forgive Brooklyn for this sweltering early heat wave is by closing my eyes and internally channeling summer vacation. No school. No shoes. No responsibilities. Instead, it’s sizzling and I’ve been stuck in a coffee shop with no fans for 6 hours putting this together (I’ve also been unintentionally channeling old school summer vacation because my internet at home has been broken for, gasp, a whole week!). That’s neither here nor there. Because through the humid haze, a vision of 12 year old Amy Merrick is living out herStand by Me fantasies. Me, with my best friends, on an epic summer quest. Over hill and dale. Train tracks. Campfires. Corey Feldman. That’s how things should be, forever and ever.
Pendelton Chief Joseph blanket $198, aluminum mess kit $10, wayfarer glasses $3, square pie iron $20, 14k dog tag $435, blueberry pie $16.95, vintage camp stool $38, Archival Clothing flap musette $110, bandana $1.
But things ain’t like that, so we learn to cope the best we can. We will never pal around with a cute teenaged Corey Feldman. We will never have to outrun a speeding train. We (pray-to-the-lord) will never have to remove 3 inch long swamp leaches from our naked bodies. But we WILL remember to up the wanderlust tomboy thing this summer. Brooklyn or no, boys, I will be there with you in spirit. -amy m.
Sabatino striped tee $190, Duluth bed roll $200, deck of cards $13.95 for a pack of 10, bone handled pocket knife $56, classic coke bottles $8 for a 6 pack, vintage coleman cooler $18, s’more kit $23, PF Flyer high tops $50, tortoise comb $4.