*hums theme song to Green Acres*
I'm longing for some green! No, not money green,(Although I wouldn't mind some of that ^_^) nature green. The concrete jungle is finally taking it's toll and I'm ready to move on. Yeah, Central Park is great, I love it there. But it's just not the same. I'm ready for some peace and quiet and some nature. I want my children to have a back yard to play in, not a playground in the middle of some city block. I'd like to be able to see stars at night. It would be nice to look out my window in the morning and see nothing but sky and clouds instead of a sea of apartment buildings.
I was brought up in a small town in Florida where everyone in our neighborhood knew each other. As a child I got to climb trees, roll around in the grass, play with the garden hose, help my grandfather in his garden, ride my bike around the neighborhood, fish at the local lake. I could list things for ever. These are things that I want my children to experience, things that I know they won't be able to do in the city.
The city life just isn't for me anymore. I'm tired of the noise and the congestion and the dirt. And it's just too darn expensive! Hubby's feeling the same way. So we've decided to leave Manhattan and head to the South. We're not sure when or where just yet, we're still discussing it, planning. researching, etc. (We're thinking North Carolina.)
Is there anyone else getting the itch to leave a big city for the "country"? Or has anyone already made a move like this? Please share your story! ^_^
(photos via istockphoto.com)