Thirteen Places I have lived:
1. San Diego, CA-My dad was stationed here for a bit, and we stayed with some family friends in Imperial Beach
2. Treasure Island-sounds cool huh? It was a military installation just off the Oakland Bay bridge in San Francisco. So you can totally imagine how pretty THAT was. How many shades of drab are there really?
3. Vestal NY-Upstate, next to Binghamton. Neat little town. I remember tapping the maple trees for syrup when I went to a one room school house there for Kindergarten.
4. Charleston SC-I loved this area. I was only 6 when we lived here, but it was my first taste of the south, and I was hooked.
5. Norfolk VA-The area I lived longer than any other growing up. I remember there always being something to do, see, or experience. I loved that history was so close by.
6. Great Lakes IL-North of Chicago, and colder than I have ever been. I went to Jr High here, and funnily enough, a lot of the kids I went to school with here also ended up in…
7. Virginia Beach VA – Where I really think of as my “hometown”. Where I would move again in a heartbeat if it was at all feasible, or if I won the lottery 😉 . I remembered it as a great place to be a kid, and I am sure it’s not as idyllic as it is in my head, but I DO love the area, and can’t wait to show it to my kids.
8. San Bernardino CA- There aren’t enough words. I was born here, and came back here to finish high school. It was once a beautiful town, the crossroads of inland California. You can drive an hour in any direction and be at the beach, the city (LA), the mountains or the desert. Now it is run-down, sad, and the polar opposite of the bright shiny town it once was.
9. Honolulu HI – I followed a boy to Pearl Harbor, and while love didn’t pan out, i got a great vacation!
10. Myxlplzyc CA-where I live now-Close to San Bernardino, but not too close.
Alright, I ran out of places I have lived, so I will use the last 3 for where I would like to live…
11. Charlotte NC-for many of the same reasons as VA-a lot to do, see, and experience. History, nature, culture, and great weather (read-changing seasons, not one long one)
12, Portland OR – A great creative scene, culture up the wazoo, and it doesn’t hurt that a few of my favorite bloggers live there…
13. San Francisco CA-one of my favorite places in the world, but so insanely expensive that I would have to put my kids to work just to be able to live in a decent neighborhood.
Tomorrow I get interviewed by the amazing Mrs Chicky!