My parents (who live in FL and are who we stay with while there) live in a town that although is not all that small number wise, it still has a small town feel to it and it's far enough aways from bigger cities that it's not really all that affected by them. Some days, I long for that small town, lazy, slower pace feel. I wish my husband didn't have to commute to work everyday. My dad's office is maybe 10 minutes from my parents' house. That would be nice.
The town they live in is in a great location too. 45 minutes from Disney, an hour from the beach. Nice.
I do love where we live though. Because we are so close to the city, we are afforded a lot of amenities that people in a small town are not. I love the season change we experience here. I love that we are so close to the mountains as well.
My parents talk from time to time about moving up this way, but then where would we go on vacation (for free)?? Where would we go to relax and get away from it all (for free)?? Right now, we have our own little vacation home in central Florida (my parents' house). It's nice to know it's there.
|My parents town is known for it's many lakes. One of our favorite things to do when we visit is to go feed the ducks and swans (and evidently pelicans).|
|Being that it was not a beautiful, sun shiny day, the poor ducks had not been fed all that much so they were very excited to see us.|