I've never lived in a town with a charming name.
I was born in Greensburg.
Riveting, I know.
I'm from Mission Viejo.
It means 'old mission' in Spanish.
I lived in Huntington Beach through college.
It only cool because of where it's located not because of it's name..
I lived in San Diego in my mid-20's.
San Diego means 'whales vagina' in German.
Not cool at all.
I now live in a town that ends in "ville."
Can you say southern hillbilly?
Our house is in a town that sounds more like a butler's first name than anything else.
I want to live in a town with a sweet, eye-catching, charming name.
A town that makes me want to drink a martini or a mojito at noon.
A town that makes me want to tend to my garden in a sundress and Chanel sunglasses.
A town that makes me want to visit the local library.
A town that makes me want to nap in my hammock and vedge in my backyard pool.
Small town charm.
High class attitude.
I drove through Blooming Prairie, MN on my way to Minneapolis.
How perfect is that name?
I instantly had visions of me living in a town called Blooming Prairie.
Then I drove straight through their downtown.
1 stop light.
Which consisted of a Dairy Queen, a Subway, a police station, a pet groomer, a water tower, a pharmacy and a Ford dealership.
My visions instantly faded and I didn't want to live in a town called Blooming Prairie any longer.
But then I drove past the stop light and out into the countryside.
On a 2 lane highway.
The sky was bright blue.
The clouds were puffy.
The corn stalks were high.
And the road was wide open...
hahah i laughed as soon as you started to describe the actual city and realized you did not want to live there;ReplyDelete
hah love it =]
i couldnt live there either!
I grew up in a town surrounded by cornfields. The town was great but you just couldn't escape the dang corn if you wanted to venture off to another city. ;) I guess it's kind of like how you're not supposed to judge a book by its cover-- don't judge a town by its name ;) Beautiful photos though!ReplyDelete
I loved this post!! I've never really thought of city names before, but you are so right. Now I'm wishing I lived in Blooming Prairie...ReplyDelete