Monday, August 29, 2011
10 Places I Love
Link up with Stasha at The good life for Monday Listicles. It's a different topic every week - follow along or create your own!
This was a topic I couldn't pass up! 10 places I love:
1) Maui, Hawaii. What's not to love? Hubs and I lived there when we met, and we've been back as much as our bank account can reasonably afford. And yes, we'd move back in a heartbeat. We'd love to own a condo there and maybe retire (at least part time) there.
2) Lake Tahoe. Seriously beautiful, winter or summer.
3) Southern California. Notice the picture is of Lela and I (excuse the windblown look), not a view or scenery. Because part of the charm of Southern California (Huntington Beach in particular) is that my best friend lives there. And no matter where we go there, we have fun, we relax and we take in all there is to see. We've been where she lives - Huntington Beach, as well as Palm Springs, Laguna Beach, Santa Barbara, San Diego, La Jolla - doesn't matter. Love it all the same when I'm with great company.
4) Seattle, WA. While I will continue to tell you I can't stand the weather here 10 1/2 months a year, and that I don't want to live here the rest of my life, I DO still love it. Even if I move away, I will continue to come back and visit and appreciate all there is to offer in this amazing city.
5) England. I've been once three years ago, and fell in love. The architecture, the history. So amazing. There was no way to pick pictures to post here, so I just grabbed the first few I saw in my picture library. We were fortunate to see different parts of the country in a very short (and cold) time period. And I can't wait to go back to take in more and go to Scotland, too. (We saw Blackpool, Cannock, Litchfield, York and London!)
6) Anywhere family is. My family is spread out. Be it Austin, TX; Bay area in CA; San Diego, CA; Reno, NV; Phoenix, AZ; down the street; or any other places - it's hard not to love visiting where family is.
7) My bed. Nothing will make you love your bed more than going out of town. Coming back and crawling into your own bed - heavenly.
8) Arizona. I know, some of you will shake your heads and think I'm nuts. But I love it there. The desert is beautiful in my eyes. Phoenix, Sonoma, Grand Canyon and parts in between - love them all.
9) Eastern Washington. All the lushness, the green, the water views, and the mountains that Western Washington has to offer, Eastern Washington is opposite. Dry, desert-like in places, with amazing views and changing landscape. Wheat fields as far as the eye can see. The Columbia River. Cliffs and canyons. This is where I spent my summers as a kid at horse camp - and a huge part of my heart belongs there.
10) Home. Oh sure, there's a ton I want to change, including some neighbors, but when you can feel like your true "self" in your home - how can you not love it? I'm surrounded by my husband of almost 19 years, my son of almost 17 years, a dog who adores me, and the things I love. (As well as some things I don't love - but you have to keep life interesting!)