Thursday, May 24, 2007

Learning where I am

I arrived almost a week ago and am starting to learn my way around. It actually seems to be a fairly easy town to move around in. I may have to eat those words, but so far, so good.

I've been house hunting and found a place to put an offer on. Hopefully that offer will be accepted and I can have a place to live that is mine (well, mine and the bank). Excited is a good description. The area I've selected is beautiful - kinda in the hills a bit. Hills/mountains are a necessity for me as I've discovered - "I shall look to the hills..." has always meant something special to me. The east coast mountains are more comfortable for me. The Rockies, Olympics and Cascades are beautiful but make me feel very insignificant and an intruder. They seem to hold their distance. East coast - Smokies, Appalachians, Adirondacks and Ozarks seem to enfold me and comfort me. Awe is good but comfort is better. The Smokies seem to be most comforting so that's why I'm here.

More adventures to come - and photos when I remember to stop and take them.

2 comments:

Knitman said...

I felt a thome in the East Coast moujtnains too.

Good luck. You are incredibly brave.

FugueStateKnits said...

You are indeed brave! I totally agree with you about East vs. West in the US. Some folks like wide open spaces. I think something in my genetics - roots - whatever -makes cozy little towns a lot more comforting to my psyche, too, although I prefer to be on the coast. Perhaps that's claustophobia, LOL:).
Good for you! Enjoy the adventure:)