My Home Region?
It’s Monday Listicles time again folks and well this one had me stumped for a bit…really not a hard one. 10 facts about your hometown.Not hard unless well you moved a bit while growing up then it might be a little confused. Normally I put Saint Helens Oregon as my hometown but I only lived there for the first 8 years of my life.
So then B asked me well what do you consider your hometown?I said I kinda consider Everett my hometown even though I never lived there till I was an adult,but all my family was there so we went to visit several times a year.
THEN it hit me.I’m lucky I don’t just have a hometown I have a home region. For the last 5 years around Christmas time I would get sooooo homesick. All I wanted to do was go HOME. Well I am HOME now. Maybe not in the exact spot I’d though I’d be but in the general area you see I don’t have a home town….I’m blessed enough to have a home region.
10 things I missed about my home region
1.My family, even though my parents lived in Arizona close to me I missed so very much being close enough to my other family that it wasn’t too far of a drive to visit.(Yet I haven’t done it yet because of the stupid passes.)
2.The four seasons.The Northwest has the most beautiful seasons.Especially fall,seriously I mean who wouldn’t want to wake up every day to this:
3.The fact that if you mention the word Gooey Duck up here MOST people don’t think it’s an alien from another planet.
4.The rain…yup there I said it. Hey I’m a Northwest gal the rain doesn’t bother me one bit,I was born with webbed feet.
5.A latte stand on every corner. Even though I rarely stop at them,when my parents and I made the trek to Oregon together almost two years ago I knew I was home when I started to see all the little local coffee drive thrus.
6.The people.There is just a friendlier,different atmosphere about the people in this region compared to Arizona. I can’t explain it….there just is.
7.Not hearing,”You have an accent.” Really?I didn’t think people from the Northwest had an accent.
8. Hoodies and jeans are perfectly acceptable up here for any day of the week…..even church. AWWWW home sweet home.
9.We don’t find putting Christmas tree lights on cacti to be an acceptable replacement for a Christmas Tree…yes it’s cute but you still need a real Christmas Tree as well!