Monday, July 8, 2013

Where Do You Live? (Rerun)

The above map, thanks to Mapquest, shows our location. The red arrow points to the foot of our drive. See the RV parked there between the street and the house? The tree line at the rear is our property boundary, and coincidentally it is the city limit line. Note that both neighbors to the south have pools.  And the one immediately next door is installing a new huge inground pool.  Cal to the north has a barn on the property line. Ours is identical to his, but is in the middle of the back yard, tree between it and the house. I didn't want to walk clear to the back of the place to get a pair of pliers.

To the east is "downtown". It is 0.7 mi. to the courthouse and the post office. Many businesses operate in this downtown area. There is a commercial area half-mile farther to the east and on the edge of town. So, did you follow this? Our place: west edge of town. Barely over a mile away: east edge of town. Just about right for doing errands on the old bicycle. Given: Dry, warm weather.

I have lived in large cities (Seattle; Portland, Oregon). I have lived in midsize and small cities (Colorado Springs; Lebanon, Indiana). If you have been following the "Loonville Vignette" series, you know that I have spent time in a really small town, and I once lived in a town even smaller than Loonville (Wilkinson, Indiana). I guess this place qualifies as a small city, or maybe town. But it is the county seat!

I think this is just about the perfect place in which to reside.

Reworked post, set in queue for presentation as the RV is rolling out of town!  We do plan to return.

Happy birthday to Carl, my eldest stepson, or as I refer to him, my eldest son.


Shelly said...

What an interesting thing to do- it's amazing what technology affords us these days. Happy birthday to Carl, and happy and safe travels~

Sailorcurt said...

Ah, but those of us who know what small town you live in now know exactly where you live. I can even get your exact street address from Bing Maps.

Next time I'm in town, I might pop in for a visit.

Or would that make me a stalker?

Off topic, but a while back I mentioned to Mom that you blog. She's not much of an internet user, so I doubt she'll stop by your internet address, but she thought it was "neat" that I keep up with you.

I just sent you an e-mail link to something I thought you might find interesting, I hope the e-mail address in your profile is still good.

vanilla said...

Shelly, we had our days away about which more later, perhaps.

Curt, I would be delighted to have you stop by for a visit, and in fact will expect you to do that when you are in the neighborhood!

I got the email. Thanks.

btw, drove past the "old homestead" on 19 today. Place is for sale. Perhaps you'd like to move back to Perfect?

Sharkbytes said...

Thanks for the view of your world. I have met two people lately who moved to Ludington just because they could find a place where they could walk/bike to everything.

vanilla said...

Shark, I'm definitely not a city person!