Friday, June 18, 2010

DeBaun Is DeGone

It was just about two years ago that Camp DeBaun, an Oceanside day camp, closed its doors after 58 years of family ownership. There's no reason I should be nostalgic about it; I never went to camp there, nor even knew anybody who had. Still, I had occasion to drive past it quite often, and the shady plot of colorful, well-kept buildings was a landmark. Plenty of other folks remember it quite fondly, (it has a Facebook page, naturally) and I hope they took all the pictures they needed to before yesterday, which is when I snapped this one. You can just about see the camp name on the blue building to the right. I saw the big earth-movers as I drove past on my way to the nursery, pulling up great chunks of brush like awkward dinosaurs. It does seem a shame that so many fine old trees have to come down in order to make way for....what? A 24-hour, 60,000-square-foot supermarket, apparently. Oh, good. Because the other three supermarkets within a half-mile radius are, like, a half-mile away.


The Words Crafter said...

Ooooo, I so agree! They're chopping down trees left and right around here...didn't we learn that trees are extremely beneficial and necessary?

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Clytie said...

Ooooooh that makes me mad. They do the same here ... I don't get it when so many of the industrial buildings in our area are for sale, for lease, or just left to rot ... and they have to dig up a bunch of natural area to build a new one???