Escape from Aqualand

Things were dark behind the castle gates, and I had to get away

photo by DoidamDer purchased by author

My school bus spit me out at the castle gates of Aqualand, a campground on the edge of the Potomac River. The air brakes groaned as the yellow beast turned then pulled its heavy belly full of high school kids away.

I looked around to see if there was anyone to pick me up. The twisty road leading…