This love was rekindled when I stumbled across Buzzfeed’s “32 Pictures That Will Give You Intense Elementary School Flashbacks“. The wooden castle park in my hometown of Sterling, Virginia had it goin’ on! That place became anything and everything I wanted it to be. The best and worst memories were made on that splintery death trap. Gone are the days of regulation-free fun. I can vividly remember it being replaced with a cheap, plastic-paneled park that was no fun to play on. Curse you regulatory committees!