Monday, March 26, 2012

What's outside your door?

One of the amazing things about the internet is the worldwide aspect.  My stats show people from all over the world viewing my posts- and I love that!  I'm communicating with people in Europe, Australia, and Asia!

I though it would be fun to talk about what it's like to live where I am, and have other bloggers share their locations as well.
This post is inspired by Elise Fallson's blog, a new blogger living in France, who was kind enough to give me another award!  Check out her blog and add her to your list.  I especially enjoyed here post on driving in Paris:)

Thanks for the award Elise!  (Since I just recently received this, I'm not going to follow the rules to pass it on and post facts on myself, especially since I'm running out of interesting things to say!)

Anyway, back to my idea on describing where I live:

I live in a small city in South Carolina, USA.  There's not a whole lot of things going on here, but it's only an hour from the beach, and other bigger cities that are fun to visit, like Charleston or Columbia.  I love the spring because there are explosions of flowers everywhere, like azaleas, wisteria, dogwood trees, and many other kinds I don't even know the names of.

The climate is fantasic too.  Mostly sunny and warm, but not unbearably hot like Miami.

That's an azalea from our bush out front.

We are also only a few hours from the Appalachian mountain range, which is beautiful to visit.  The people are sweet and well mannered, not ruined by big city mentality yet.  They still say, ma'am and sir, and hold the door open for you.  They like vinegar based barbeque pork (fabulous, by the way- with a little bit of heat), fried okra, grits, and seafood.

So what's your location like?  Feel free to leave long comments here or to post on it on your own blog.  I'll be sure and make a visit!

19 comments:

  1. Hello from Mississippi, Honey. My kids and I visited South Carolina for the first time last summer, and my oldest got a big kick out of doing her early morning running on the beach.

    As you might have figured, Mississippi is a little bit like SC--people saying ma'am and sir, holding the door for you, eating plenty of bar-b-que, fried okra, grits, and catfish. Of course, everybody knows that MS is as flat as a pancake, no Appalachian-type mountains here. :)

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    1. I don't believe I've ever been to Mississippi, but I've been pleasantly surprised by life down here. (I'm transplanted from Wisconsin. Thanks for stopping by and sharing:)

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  2. You are so sweet and thanks for the shout out! I love the Carolinas, my father currently lives in NC, so I understand what you mean about small town manners. I'm not one to get offended if someone holds the door for me, I say "Thank you." And I LOVE vinegar based barbeque pork!

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    1. You're so welcome:) And that pork IS good, isn't it! But you must be getting great food over there in France.

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  3. Oooo... South Carolina! I have a sister-in-law from there & visited for a wedding. It was beautiful...

    I'm in Utah---Very hot in the summer & super snowy in the winter. Today it's raining and gorgeous! ;)

    It *is* so fun to meet people from all over. The wonder of technology :D

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    1. I don't believe I've ever been to Utah, although we may have driven through on our way to Alaska. (That's right, we drove from Wisconsin to Alaska when I was nine!) But they have great skiing there, so I'm a little jealous.

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    2. Holy... that's quite the drive, LOL... I can't even imagine! :D

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  4. Sounds a lot like here in Georgia! Though, right now the thing outside our door is Pollen. Lots and lots of yellow pollen everywhere.

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    1. Ah yes! The pollen...We've got that too!

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  5. *I live in a small town, too, in central Illinois (population 1800). It is very different from where I grew up - the Chicago suburbs - but I prefer it. I love how you can go to the post office and everyone waves to you as they pass in their cars and how neighbors share produce from their gardens in the summer.
    Visited South Carolina last year (Charleston). I'm jealous of the gorgeous flowers you have there!

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    1. That must have been a change for you! The smallest town I ever lived in, I had this awesome experience. I was in a store and some guy tried hitting on me. The store owner went off on him for disrespecting me and I never had to say a word!

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  6. I live in Canada...in the suburbs of Vancouver. It's hot in the summer (gets between 80-90F)but usually a little rain breaks up the heat. The springs are rainy but enough sun to make the snow covered mountains shine and the ocean and lakes sparkle! Everything is greener than green, and the forest is full of huge trees. The city is only an hours drive away...but I have the benefit of living in the "country". It's a great place to live....I never thought I would ever say that!

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    1. Canada's beautiful. I definitely want to go back someday. It's on my list! Good to hear from you again:)

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  7. Hey Honey !
    So good to get back on your blog ! Sorry I have been MIA but I think I'm back in the blogosphere for good ! :-D
    Have a Happy Wednesday!

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    1. Thanks for stopping in again! Glad to have you back:)

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  8. It sounds lovely. I'd like to live near mountains someday, plus I adore polite people.

    I'm in Miami. Heat, noise, and traffic come to mind.

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    1. I've been to the airport in Miami a few times! Oh and shared an elevator with a cockroach on a layover once.

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  9. Azelea's seem to spark conversations on the A - Z blog tour and your beautiful blog is no exception. Delighted to learn about you - my daughter is a registered nurse but has decided to go for her Master's while she works full time too. I admire you ladies I could never do it--the nurse part that is.
    Bilie

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    1. A for Azalea's! So I did participate after all! I had to work so I guess this will have to count for my first post.

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