June 6, 2009

Expanding Options

...as moving to the country is all about expanding: horizons, options, opportunities, lungs.

No longer looking only in Lafayette and the surrounding areas, but now considering Pennsylvania. Yeah, I typed it out-loud.

I'll type it again: Pennsylvania.

Believe it or not, we can get 50% more house for the $$, and 10x more land! And good grief, I swear those houses look like they were peeled off of a movie screen. Rolling hills, sweet green grasses, tumbling thunderheads over the lip of the horizon.... "Apple trees for pies, cider, and cobblers. And peach trees, too."

That's five states away from family, from Miner's job, but who in the family wouldn't want to fly up to a place with four bona fide seasons and white Christmases every year???

And Amish country! Practically in our own back yard!

Pipe dreams, perhaps. But talk about a piece of Americana. Yeah, I figure Pennsylvania isn't all it's cracked up to be, but neither is the burning Southern coast. Pros and cons to everything.

But to my mind, if you're gonna write a book, either do it in the Louisiana heat or in the Pennsylvanian hills.

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