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...