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For Lisa and her family the world is calling. I can relate, it calls me too. And one thing I learned as I travel all over the world, the customs, culture, and cuisine may be different but shared experiences exist and unite.  One such experience is the sunset.

Lisa describes such a moment for us from the shores of Flathead Lake, Montana.

 

lakeside the family enjoys the magic of the moment...

 

I was born in Kalispell, just a stone’s throw from this gigantic lake—the biggest fresh water body west of the Mississippi—and have spent every summer of my life in the valley. We became waterlogged as kids, shivering with near-hypothermia (mountain lakes in these parts), convincing our cousins to jump in—com’on in, the water’s fine!—wincing as we walked barefoot, over rocks in colors of amber and indigo and eggplant. We hauled out logs and did our best to stand on top of the slippery, rolling, splintery masses. We crafted Tom Sawyer-like rafts and rode the waves until they sank.

Later, we learned to waterski and kneeboard. We put an old lounge chair on a pair of old skis and rode around on it. We tied together a string of inner tubes and hauled the parade forward, nearly drowning those in back under a wave of water. We dived and dunked and skinny dipped. Shivering, we’d huddle close to a bonfire as our swimming suits dried out. And we’d think about doing it all over again the next day.

This picture is one of my children and my cousins’ children, doing the same as we did. The torch has been passed, but the memories remain, as vivid as a brilliant, golden sunset.

-by Lisa Bergren

Lisa Bergren is the writer and editor behind The World is Calling, a travel blog for families. She can also be found on twitter t: @TheWorldCalls. The Bergrens live in Colorado, but travel to Montana every summer.

Happy Sunset Sunday.

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Originally, I started following Wendy on Twitter when I discovered a shared appreciation for Mexico. But when I started Sunset Sunday, she consistently posted photos of sunsets on Twitter. All of Lake Huron in Ontario, Canada. I wondered what made the lake and location so special?

Well, I asked her share a photo and some memories. She agreed. Enjoy Wendy’s words and sunset moment.

Wendy enjoys the familiar view on Lake Huron...

Here I am again, sitting upon the rocks at the end of the pier, on the eastern shore of Lake Huron. This is the very spot I sat last night, the night before and it is where I will most likely be this time tomorrow night. I have sat upon these same grey rocks as a child, as a teenager, as a wife and now as a single mother with a daughter of my own. I have come here time and time again at the end of the day, for the beauty of the sunset.

Although my life has evolved and changed over time, I take a certain comfort in knowing I will see the same sun set each night. I feel like it somehow knows me, has seen me through my ups and downs, and always has this way of calming me from the inside out and reminding me of how great my life really is. Tonight’s sunset is no exception. Happy Sunset Sunday!

by – Wendy Greene

Wendy P Greene, a creative communication professional who blogs at Creatively Speaking and tweets at @WendyPGreene. Online, you can read about her professional adventures along with how she spends her time when she is not watching the sunset.

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