Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Blog Challenge: Day 13

Day 13, almost at the half way point of this BLOG CHALLENGE.

Today's topic is to write about a place I'd like to move to or visit.

I cannot tell you how many times this topic of discussion has come up in our household. We are four years away from retirement in the military and at that point big decisions need to be made. The transient family will have to find roots and sit-u-ate. It's exciting and yet scary all at the same time.

Never in a million years did I ever think when we moved here that Oklahoma would be "home" to us, but I have to say it has really grown on us. We love the area we live in, our kids' school, the YMCA, the community, our church and you cannot beat the cost of living. On top of that Oklahoma City is growing, all the time, and it's becoming such a beautiful and grand place to live. It's a big city without all the high volume of traffic, which is also a huge plus for us. Not to mention we're only 10 minutes from the airport to greet family and visitors coming into town as well as 15 minutes from our door step to Bricktown. It's such an easy place to get around and such a pretty downtown area too. Lots of family friendly fun as well.

The problem? Visuals!! We miss trees, mountains, lakes, rivers and beautiful landscapes. Oklahoma is so flat and brown and boring at times. We miss the greenery of the north, and the tall trees and the mountainsides. When we went to visit my sister in Colorado Springs, we felt so at home there. There was so much to see and do, and the perfect landscape for the outdoorsy person (us) we knew we would be happy living there. We went so far as to look at model homes and to speak with some builders and check out lots of land. That's how serious we are about moving there. But we've done the same thing here too.

If we could just take our life here and transplant it somewhere pretty, we'd do it in a heart beat. But clearly that is not an option. We're still researching. Tennessee, North Carolina, Texas, Colorado, all those states have been discussed. Our options are endless really. It's just narrowing down the search to find somewhere the four of us will be happy with and enjoy retiring in and where the jobs are :-)

In terms of traveling destinations, take me somewhere with a beach and the sun and I'm happy.

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