It was nothing more than a landfill of iron rusted debris and mounds of deconstructed rubble. I still couldn’t believe that this place was once Hardee’s Amusement Park. The unsightly view saddened me, this was a place that had been a dear part of my life growing up. Every summer when my dad took time off from the 40 hour work week we took the two hour drive for our weekend trip. There were rumors that the 75 year old amusement park was being sought after by a corporate conglomerate but not to preserve it but to build a larger one. Now the abandoned park is just a wasteland of memories. No more candied apples, buttered popcorn, and my favorite, cotton candy. The bumper cars, roller coasters, and prized games now all gone. Hardee’s will always have a special place in my heart and remind me of the good times of my childhood.