Thursday, February 21, 2013

February doldrums...

I really could use a change of scenery.  Last year, we went to Hilton Head, South Carolina for a long weekend and had a nice time.  I'd like to visit Charleston before we go to Texas.  I'd also like to go to Barkwells, which is a very cool dog friendly resort near Asheville, North Carolina.  My husband and I went to Asheville for our 8th wedding anniversary and had a great time.  It's beautiful there and it's a great beer and art town.  In fact, I'd love to settle there when we're done with all the Army bullshit.  If we went to Barkwells, we could avoid having to board our pooches.

But since we have this big trip to Europe coming up in May, our income is not so liquid right now.  We also have to do the taxes and may owe this year, since I made some money with my writing.  Not a lot of money, mind you... but enough that the IRS will know about it.

I'd also like to take another trip to Myrtle Beach, off season.  The beach is great when the crowds are low and Myrtle Beach is not far from where we live.

I think it's time to start planning something.  I know we will have to go to San Antonio at some point to find a place to live, then we will have the big road trip down there.  But I need something else and SOON.

Something tells me I'm going to miss the southeast a bit.  It really is home.  But Texas is fun too, I guess... as long as you don't murder anyone and end up on death row.




What'll it be?  The mountains or the beach?

7 comments:

  1. I'm glad you have such a positive outlook about your move. I'm not certain I could live in Texas and remain sane, or even as sane as I presently am.
    If you'r tired of your weather, the change might be good for you. And every state has its offerings.

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  2. Texas is actually a pretty cool place. I can think of worse places to move to... I wouldn't want to go to Fort Polk, Louisiana, for instance. I wouldn't be too happy about moving back to the Tidewater area in Virginia, even though I know it like the back of my hand. And at least we're not going to Fort Hood, which is also in Texas, but in kind of a yucky area.

    As Texas cities go, San Antonio is not bad at all.

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  3. Where is the Tidewater area of Virginia? what other cities are around it?

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  4. I wouldn't want to be in Fort sill, Oklahoma, either but that's just my own inter-ethnic prejudice rearing its ugly head. Well, maybe it's a little more than that. For one thing, I hate chigger bites.

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  5. I don't think I'd want to go to Fort Sill, either. Chiggers suck. We have them where I am now. In Texas, there are rattlesnakes and scorpions, too... And lots of conservative Bible thumpers and megachurches.

    Tidewater is the southeastern part of Virginia-- around Hampton, Newport News, Williamsburg, and the surrounding areas. I was born in Hampton and grew up in Gloucester. Not too far from Williamsburg/Yorktown.

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  6. Have you considered Savannah? I just visited again and really like the place. Interesting architecture, decent restaurants and nightlife and simply a pleasing ambience overall. It's also not quite as expensive as Charleston, though prices are on an upward creep. The train also goes there if you don't want to drive.

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    1. Yeah, we've been there a couple of times. I have a friend who lives there. She actually hates it! When I was going to USC, we took day trips to Savannah and Charleston. We meant to go to Charleston last year, but found Hilton Head cheaper.

      We were going to go to Charleston for our 8th anniversary, but then I thought of Asheville. We flipped a coin and Asheville won. We had a great time there... I'd love to go back.

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