Letters to the Editor

A cautionary tale

Forty years of excess silt buildup, coupled with the current drought, have left portions of Laguna Lake dry.
Forty years of excess silt buildup, coupled with the current drought, have left portions of Laguna Lake dry. ldickinson@thetribunenews.com

In hopes of giving my children an exciting summer, we decided to walk across the dried up Laguna Lake. What a mistake!

We were able to walk across the lake; however, several areas consisted of very thick sludge. Both my son and I got stuck in the mud. It took us more than 20 minutes to dig ourselves out.

It was scary but also very embarrassing. What was I thinking to take my children across the lake? Our little adventure could’ve ended in a very serious tragedy. Luckily, my kids are healthy and safe.

There are no warning signs posted, which is why I decided to share my story with the local paper, as embarrassed and stupid as I feel about my choice.

I know common sense should have prevailed in my decision to walk across the lake; however, curiosity got the best of me.

Learn from my mistake: It is obviously not safe or healthy to walk across Laguna Lake.

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