You and I sound like we had a lot of the same experiences growing up. I lived very close to my grandparent’s farm, and spent a lot of time there. Their place was 325 acres, and nothing but farms around them. None of the neighbors cared if you entered their property, as long as you stayed out of the fields. So it was like being on 3 times that much ground. I also swam in a creek that ran through their place. My grandparents didn’t own the place and gave up farming 2 years ago, at the time they were both 88 years old. My grandfather will be 90 at the end of the month, my grandmother already is 90. My brother and I would take our kids down to the creek to swim, and we spend a weekend down there every summer camping. Even though my grandparents no longer live there, we still get permission to camp there every summer. Good times! We will be going there sometime in June! My son, niece and nephew have more fun in that creek and woods, than they do on any of the expensive vacations.