Long time back I used to know a guy who had a houseboat at a marina in Wilmington - it was a really laid back place back then and he was tied up on the outer pier right across the intracoastal from Masonboro Island - every once in a while he'd get some old 16 mm movies from the local library and set a screen up on his upper deck and we would have a movie night overlooking the ICW. Those were some good times.
When I was a kid my cousin and I would stay at each other's house for a week every summer. At my cousins place, our entertainment consisted of walking 2 miles to town ( population 300 ) where we would while away the afternoon by first stealing a pack of cigs from the one store in town and then hanging out at the local cold storage plant on their scaffolding and smoking till we puked. Then we'd walk back to his house - if we were lucky we'd be able to thumb a ride part of the way back. How many 10 year olds hitchhike these days?