While on a recent trip to my soon to be new hometown, I made several discoveries about myself and the many cities between Michigan and Tennessee.
- Ohioans are either very healthy… or very not! I counted about a bazillion hospitals and medical centers while traveling through this very LoOoOoOn state.
- Sweet tea is my new very bestest friend.
- The Cumberland Mountain area of Virginia is amazingly beautiful when its snowing… but also amazingly scary. Plummeting down tiny, winding, slippery roads is definitely not my idea of a party.
- I am truly a creature of habit – I sat in the same seat for more than 30 hours this weekend.
- Back to Ohio… we passed through a small town that had many houses covered in Christmas lights. As we passed through the center of town one home in particular stood out – the funeral home. It was the most decorated building for miles!
- While in Kentucky eating breakfast at McD’s, we met a man who told us he had a daughter who is 38 as well as two others by two other women. His first wife was 14 when he married her (he was 21 at the time). He then proceeded to tell me to look him up if I needed anything after I moved and that he was “in the book.”
- …Then he asked if I had a boyfriend. When I said no he said, “Shoot, if Ah had a girl as pretty as you, Ah’d put a cowbell on ‘Er so Ah’d always know where she was!” True story.
- My mom is hopeless when it comes to sports. When driving through Cincinnati she asked if the Bears play there. When I said no the Bengals do, she looked puzzled so I said, “You know like Bengal Tigers?” To which she said “So they don’t have a football team?” I guess at least she knows the (Detroit) Tigers don’t play football?
- In Tennessee it seems the motto “If it’s flat we will build it” rang true – even if getting to “it” was nearly impossible. One apartment we looked at had my mom fearing we were driving off a cliff instead of down the driveway.
The trip was truly memorable and also very productive! I now have a place to live and finally feel like this is all really happening. I promise after the big move to include many, many pictures of my new abode and state!
And speaking of Christmas lights… take a look at what a town did for one little boy…