Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Top 5 Tuesday

It's Top 5 Tuesday again, and check it out - Dana finally got a tag for her weekly shindig!

This week's task is to choose your top 5 favorite or least favorite things about the place you currently live.

Since I just sent off my Favorite Things swap package yesterday (thanks again for the fabulous idea and job you did with this Wendi!), I'm going with favorites.

1) I am surrounded by my family. Mom and Dad live 15 minutes away, grandmother the same, other grandmother is here 4 months out of the year and comes home for holidays, aunt, cousins, all close by. The farthest one is my brother, and he's only an hour away. I am blessed and lucky to be so close to all of them (both geographically and emotionally!).

2) We actually do have four seasons here in New England! Although this year we didn't have so much of a spring and kind of leapt into summer. But I was reminded today after I dropped off MH at preschool and went for a lovely walk (go ME!) that the air has definitely changed and fall is here. Although I am mourning the end of beach weather, the fall foliage will be beautiful. Winter is another story, but I'm trying to keep this to my favorites.

3) I live 30-45 minutes from the beach! I spend all summer trying to get there as much as possible! THIS is one of my favorite views on the way there (it's the Jamestown bridge, kind of resembles the Golden Gate, huh?). I never realized how much I took the beach for granted since I grew up going there all summer long, but I have since realized that there are people who have never been on a beach!!! Come visit me!

4) Dunkin' Donuts. They are literally everywhere you turn around here. And in the last year or so, I've become a bit of a coffee addict. Of course I love my Starbucks, but when it comes to affordable and yummy selections, you can't beat DD!

5) Rhode Island may be the SMALLEST state in the country, but it is rich in history and culture. I love perusing the shops on Thayer Street, right in the heart of Brown University's campus. I love that we can take a trip to Newport and play tourist for the day - the mansions are truly amazing (not to mention all the awesome little shops!). I love that Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) is here and we can go peruse their local museum. I love that you can cross the entire state in about 45 minutes! And I also love that in an hour, I can be in Boston and have the total city experience, where there is also tons of history and culture.

All in all, RI is a pretty great place to live!

Now, it's your turn! I want to hear your fave (or least fave) things about where you live. Heck, I don't even know where some of you live!

So go link up at Supernanny, Where are You?, or leave me a post right here in my comments section!


8 Fabulous Replies:

Jen E said...

I love the four seasons in New England, and pretty much everything else, too. :) Great answers!

Liza said...

Love it here too Rach. And I took your advice and started my own Top 5 on Tuesdays!

Dana said...

I think it'a New England pride day today! I really, really wanna come and visit you sometime. Maybe if we get moved and I get to be a stay at home mom I can take a road trip.

Mamasphere said...

I want to come visit you! But will you put me up? I'll make pancakes for breakfast. Just kidding, but you make RI sound so great. I would love to live somewhere with all four seasons. I'm sick of palm trees blowing in the warm wind year round.

Shannon said...

RI is beautiful - I haven't been there in ages but we drove down when I was a teenager (LONG time ago!). I'm so glad you like it so much, and between the family around you and the beach, you've got me hooked!

Elaine A. said...

Wow, sounds like a wonderful place to visit (and live!) I've actually never visited New England at all (I know, shame on me!) but it's definitely on my list of places to go!

Kelli @ writing the waves said...

Dunkin Donuts on every corner and the beach so close? Sounds like paradise to me! :)

McMommy said...

Whoa...Dunkin and the beach? I'M COMING TO VISIT!!! Or you could come here...b/c that's the same description I could use about where I live!!!
We are so lucky!