Like many people, I have a deep affection for my hometown. Actually both of my hometowns; the one I grew up in, and the one I’ve spent over 20 years living in with my dear husband. Actually, they’re in the same state, and luckily only about 18 miles (29 kilometers) from each other.
Though I’d normally love to include loads of photos of both towns, some could be recognizable since both attract tourists, and both (particularly one) have historic significance. I’m afraid I’d rather not reveal where I live exactly right now. I hope you understand.
The photo above reflects just one lovely aspect of the environment around both of the towns I refer to. Both offer rivers, and one a lovely lake. Both offer residents beautiful long trails to walk on where nature abounds. You can see animals of all types, from bald eagles to bears.
Both of my hometowns have lovely historic buildings and are bustling during the daytime. They have popular restaurants, specialty, book and antique shops, and art galleries. Art, music and drama attractions are frequently available.
You can get almost anything you want around where I live. You can also get to two of America’s most well-known cities within about an hour’s drive. Beautiful beaches and mountains can be easily reached, too. In the Spring, Summer, and Fall you can enjoy produce from the surrounding farms and orchards. All year long you can see horses, cows, and other farm animals roam in the outskirts.
My two hometowns attract people from all over the world, and yet still have numerous families that have lived in them for over a century or more. Everyone seems to get along swimmingly! Everyone fits in. They are both melting pots.
So as my post title suggests, my hometowns offer almost all of the best of all worlds.