13 Mar '12
Travel Quote: Being Home
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Two weeks ago I posted a travel quote about coming home. This week is all about being home.
Which, by the way, I am absolutely loving. I really need to write a post about my hometown of Albany, New York, which I love so dearly. Where do you hail from, dear readers? Do you feel as much affection for your hometown as I do for mine?
Tucker needs a chin tuck
Sadly, I’m sure that that is what’s next… doggie plastic surgery.
While I bemoan the many past and present limitations of my hometown (Decatur, Illinois)I still love to return to it. Driving around in the geography of my first eighteen years of life feels deeply familiar, comforting and – weirdly – seem to affirm that I exist. Hanging with my mother and brothers is also a big draw.
I agree- it’s all about the people and the comforts.
I too, sister, hail from Albany. I like it a lot but it’s not quite as stimulating as my big city life is now, you know?
No, no one would accuse Albany of being over-stimulating. But I do think there is more here to do than most people realize! In the summer, the racetrack, SPAC concerts, Lake George, Tulip Fest, and in the winter, skiing and Christmas lights!
I have great affection for my hometown of Clarenville, Newfoundland and love getting back to visit. I am now living on the land locked prairies and enjoy any chance I can get to get close to an ocean.
That sounds like a beautiful place to group up! I agree- there’s nothing like being neat the ocean.
I’m from the rural small town of Melfa, Virginia. I haven’t been there for a while since I’m living abroad but it’s always a great place to go back and relax. Also it was great for me growing up – I could ride horses all the time.
That sounds like a lovely childhood! I’m always trying to go horseback riding in my travels but rarely do I find someone willing to go with me 🙂
Well if we’re ever in the same place… I’m always up for riding!
Hopefully I’ll get to take you up on that someday!
Being from Detroit is tough. I am proud to be from here, but realistic about how far my city has yet to go. I am going to spend a number of days sightseeing here this summer and posting about it, trying to convince people we are headed toward better times!
I too have been thinking about writing a bit more about my hometown! I actually met some people in Scotland this summer who were very interested in traveling to Detroit thank to it’s music history- might be something you want to focus on!
Hey I’m from Glasgow, Scotland (UK)
We returned from a year travelling last September.
It’s great having family and friends close by but I do really miss a lot of the places.
Mainly Gill island and perhentian islands + the other amazing placea that we’ve been lucky enough to see.
And I can’t forget the amazing people we met too.
Gili is one of my favorite places on the planet! So many happy memories there. I understand how you feel!