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Old 07-03-2011, 10:09 PM   #21
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If you could live anywhere in the world (other than where you live now), where would that be?

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Old 07-04-2011, 10:13 AM   #22
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Originally Posted by CWS4322 View Post
If you could live anywhere in the world (other than where you live now), where would that be?

If I could live anywhere in the world? I think I would have to begin my answer with saying where I would not like to live.

As much as I appreciate what they have to offer, I would stay away from any sort of city. I was steeped in city life when I lived for 30 years in Washington, DC. It was a great place, had a lot to offer and was good for me when I was younger.

Now, I prefer a more relaxed pace and want to pick and choose what I do/see.

First, where ever I live, there has to be lots of green space around me. Lots of trees and growing things. Plenty of birds and animals native to the area. I suppose that's why I'm so happy here on our 11 acres out in the country.

Once, many years ago, I had the pleasure of staying overnight in an old abbey in France. It had been turned into a bed-and-breakfast and it was the most calm, serene place I'd ever been. The trees were huge and all the vegetation/flowers was lush and prolific. And, to this day, I recall how calming and relaxing my stay there was. It was one of the most beautiful places I have ever been and would like to see again, but I have no clue where it was, nor can I ask who I was traveling with. My traveling companion is dead. But, the memory is delightful.

Okay, back to the question you posed. I have lived in many, many places and, for the most part, was happy in each one. Having said that, I'd say it really doesn't matter where I live, but with whom I am there with. Glenn and I are "making our nest" and, to me, it's the closest thing to paradise on this planet that I could imagine.

Right now, outside my window I see numerous hummingbirds eating and playing, all manner of huge trees all leafed out being moved by the breeze, the pond glistening in the sunlight, and flowers everywhere. Some of the flowers provided by Mother Nature, others are the ones we've planted.

But...if I HAD to live other than where I do, I'd do my darndest to find that abbey in France.

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Old 07-16-2011, 01:47 PM   #23
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just a slight idea where it was? South? North? Sea? Alps, Pyrenees?

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