But the interesting fact? All three had the same exact setting. And that? That...was a playground I had forgotten existed, until this morning. See, when we were living in Bellevue (well, Spirit Ridge), there was of course the playground on the school grounds. Which was one block away. (By the way, we walked there on our own. This was fine. Rant rant something about overprotective parents these days, etc.)
...But actually getting in our car? There was a second playground we went to. Akin to the Fryelands playground in Monroe (the one next to Lake Tye), I think we went to it after school and during the summer. Not sure when, exactly, but I know there was a playground, at a park, that we went to. It had a metal slide. It was built on a wooden tower, I think, but I...really don't remember much about it.
Lots of the details there have blended from playgrounds I know from later in my life. But I remember we went to it, and I remember that feature. Don't think I was very adventurous there; I kind-of remember being a scared, timid little child on it.
...And this was a memory I had completely forgot about until my subconscious brought it back up, so I thought I'd share it with you.