Thursday, June 14, 2012

There's No Place Like Home

I love to travel, but I think my very favorite place to be is home. It's cozy, it's comfy, and it has all of my favorite things in it. No matter if I'm curled up on the couch with a book or watching a movie with the hubby, or sitting out back by the pond, or on the front porch, or cozied up in my bed, every spot in the house is special.

Then there's...

London. As part of a three week college course one summer I got to travel overseas. I immediately fell in love with London. I have to admit, I'm a bit of an American Royal Watcher, so to be honest, that was part of the thrill. But obviously, it's much more than that. Coming from a relatively 'young' country, it's hard to fathom the thousands of years of history over there across the pond. It was truly an amazing experience and I hope to go back some day.

Missouri. The Ozarks to be specific. Each year we head down with friends of ours on vacation. We ride ATVs, hike, swim in the creek, read up on the rocky shore, and best of all, I get to drive a big John Deere tractor. This place actually became the setting for This Can't Be Love.

Disney World. What can I say...I'm forty-three years old and I love Mickey Mouse.

Mt. Prospect. This is where I live. This is where I love. My friends are here. My church is here. My job is here. And I can walk to the library, bank, train station, the coffee shop, the ice cream store... In the summer there are concerts on the green in front of Village Hall. There are festivals and parades in every season. It is truly my hometown.

Michigan.This is where we want to have a vacation home someday. For me, something near the water. For the hubby, something with lots of trees. There's just something about it that calls to us.


  1. Those sound like wonderful places--I've been to London, but I like the English countryside better than the city (although it's fun), and I went to school in Missouri (St. Louis), although I've never been to the Ozarks.

  2. Welcome back, Debra - so glad you are no longer 'Unknown'!

    London has an amazing history and so much of it can still be seen.

    Your home town of Mt Prospect sounds excatly like a place where I would want to live too!

  3. Jennifer, While I was in England we stayed a week in London and then hit other places too: Stratford, Nottingham, Cambridge. It was quite wonderful.

    Paula, it's good to be back! And I really am quite fond of my hometown. I just got back from a lovely walk through the neighborhood.