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Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Livin in the Stixs

I was born a small town girl but now I am a big city girl and will probably never leave Los Angeles. I am however deep down under the designer clothes, love for amazing restaurants and being able to have everything at my fingertips; a country girl at heart. Mr. Rogue and I have lengthy cyclical conversations for fun about packing up everything and buying a lot of land without a neighbour in sight. The thought of raising our future children where they can ride their bikes in the street and where we can call everyone in town by their name is appealing on many levels to us. It will probably never happen, Mr. Rogue loves his job, and we both love Los Angeles, it is just that we both think that LALA Land is better lived in as a 20 something year old and not as an impressionable child. But like I said these conversations are cyclical and pointless for the foreseeable future.

One of my favourite non city things to do is something that my parents instilled into me at a young child, it is a love for camping. I am talking about throw a tent down and sleep on the ground kind of camping and not those trussed up farcified RV’s with electricity, air conditioning, and TV. People are sometimes surprised when they first find out that I love to camp because I am a high-heel loving, spa worshiping girly girl; but when I was a girl we were hard core campers going multiple times a year all across the United States. Mr. Rogue and I have gone camping many times, not often enough, but a sufficient amount to fall in love, each time, all over again with wide open spaces, inky black darkness, the smell of fresh air and the sky speckled with a million little stars.

3 comments:

Ivy said...

Hooray! So you are moving to my current town? We have all those things... hahaha! It's so picturesque, so idyllic here (because there are no pesky stores, salons, malls, or other signs of civilization blocking the fabulous view). Everyone knows your name (and your business). Plus, you can ride you bike in the street (especially when you run out of gas because there are no gas stations for MILES). On top of all that, even the grass is greener here. :-)

paul peggy zeus said...

I'm glad we instilled the love of camping and the outdoors with our children. We do nothing but camp now - full time RVers, but I'm done with the TENT thing after 40 some odd years of sleeping on the ground, I'm happy to be in my luxury movable home on wheels - complete with four slides, a king sized bed, big screen TV, Large Fridge and convection oven. If you're gonna live it - you've got to do it right!

paul peggy zeus said...

AND - the Tri-county area where you grew up was jam packed with over 3 million people. I really don't think you can call yourself a small town home girl...

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