TITLE: Music Camp of the Rockies
GENRE: MG - Action and Adventure
There’s no turning back as Liza wraps her slender fingers around my wrist.
“Ready or not!” She yells and yanks me down the grassy slope. We pick up speed, running faster and faster. My scream echoes all the way to the main lodge where we thunder onto the wooden porch.
“You're crazy!” I say between gasps of laughter. We stand in front of the massive doors propped open wide like welcoming arms. I read the banner above the door:
MUSIC CAMP OF THE ROCKIES
It’s weird how life comes full circle. Less than a year ago, I stood in this very spot and swore I'd never come back here again…or play my French horn again.
It’s not that I don’t love this place. I do. It’s like home to me. More home than the small apartment Mom and I live in now. But last year turned out to be the worst ever and I’m still not sure I’m doing the right thing by being back here.
We step inside where the stone fireplace fights off the mountain breeze.
“I can't wait to get to our cabin,” I tell Liza, but what I really mean to say is, I want to get out of this room and out of this building before we run into anyone from last year.
As Liza says hi to some campers I don't recognize, I wander over to some old-fashioned photographs hanging on the log wall that’s darkened with age.