So, as I write this I am hoping to update this with more fun and interesting things. Maybe I will post pictures of Maine, which is where the memorial will be. I also have to say, I love Maine. I can see why Stephen King lived, and still lives there, at times. As I think about where I want to live for the rest of my life, the funny thing is I don't see one place. I love San Diego, California, and it was home for most of my life. As things changed and I moved to Alabama I found that it was a neat place with so many interesting places that said, "Life here is nice, easy, and fun." I fell in love with the people I met, many whom continue to be awesome and in my life, and I fell in love with the cost. While I couldn't find any great Mexican food in Alabama (something I missed from San Diego), I learned to enjoy catfish in many ways, I tried hush puppies (not a fan), and found a love for fried pickles (why I hadn't had then before is beyond me). Now, living in Virginia, I know this is not where I want to stay. While there are several things about the DMV that I enjoy, first is being so close to DC and all of the awesome museums and culture there, the traffic is horrendous. I would much rather deal with LA traffic, or the traffic between Huntsville, Alabama, and Atlanta, Georgia, which is always awful.
However, I love Maine. I am not sure however, that I love the idea of living in seventeen feet of snow. The things I love are the peaceful lifestyle. Everything seems so slow and easygoing. I also love all of the fresh fish! I mean, for someone who doesn't eat a lot of meat (I was once a vegetarian for about seven years or so), a place with a tin of fresh, easy to get fish, is heaven.
I also love Utah, Montana, Colorado, parts of Rhode Island, and did I say Utah!