The Monocacy Creek runs roughly north to south in Bethlehem and meets the Lehigh River, not too far from where Kim and I grew up. We spent countless afternoons along its banks. Sometimes walking, sometimes wading. Sometimes riding down it in big, oversized truck inner tubes.
Just upstream, beyond this bridge, was Casilio Concrete company. The creek was a little wider and there was a deep pool there. Someone had hung a rope swing from high in a tree and we would take turns swinging out into the center of the pool and splashing down into the chilly waters...
Although, it is sort of addicting as people post their favorite places to get cheese steaks, etc...just when I thought I was out, it pulls me back in! As I scan the other names of folks posting, I struggle to see if I recognize any of them.
I was glad to remember about the Monocacy...Musikfest, which started as a German Oktoberfest type of heritage celebration and has devolved into something much larger and spanning a lot more ground. We saw many concerts there - mostly old 60's groups like the Turtles, The Little River Band, The Rascals, etc. it was pretty much contained along the Moncacy in the early days.
And I remembered how much Kim and I enjoyed being down there by its soothing waters. There were large trout in it. Kim's Dad fished it regularly...we did a couple of times, too. A lot of our early dates, before either of us drove, were spent sitting on its banks...for hours...
...as the sun set...and then some!