Aloha Friday

I have been telling y’all so much about MY City, now is your chance to brag about YOURS! Leave me a comment and let’s hear why you love your hometown!

Comments

  1. I live in Central MA and I have to say I do normally love it. We get a lot of small town mixed with city living, a lot of “historical towns” surround us, with old streets, houses, etc.

    But the cost of living here is so high that I doubt we’ll be able to live here much longer – I will miss my family a lot if and when that day does come.

    Our towns have places like Wachusett Mountains, Rutland MA which is the very center of MA geographically, and hmmm that’s all I can think of, but we are very close to Plymouth, Salem, Boston as well as all the other New England states.

  2. Sage and Savvy says:

    I live on Oahu and love living here. Friends and family are never too far away, nor are the beautiful beaches…the weather is usually gorgeous…people love to spread the “aloha”…I could go on and on!

  3. The Woman says:

    its small and everybody knows everything, wait, maybe that’s NOT a good thing

  4. I love Central Florida. There are a lot of attractions here (like Busch Gardens, Adventure Island), and the city is easy to navigate.

    However; the drivers here are horrible, and it costs a lot to own a house! (Our little house is over $2,100 a year to insure!)

    I grew up in MA and I miss it!

  5. TheAngelForever says:

    I like the city we live in because we are very close to so many other amazing places for nice road trips. Even here there is a good amount of things to do.

    Have a great weekend!

  6. Christine@AreWeThereYetMom says:

    Waving to you from Mesa, AZ. It’s one of the biggest cities East of Phoenix, on the corner of Scottsdale, Chandler and Gilbert one of the fastest growing cities, not sure in the nation, but it’s grown really fast.

    If you haven’t been to the Grand Canyon, it’s breathtaking.
    The mountains of PineTop and Flagstaff are about an hour and a half away, so we can go skiing.

    I’m originally from So. CA, and even though I’ve lived here ten years, the 120F temperatures in the Summer I find to still be too HOT!

  7. I have two homes. Hawaii and Washington
    I’ll tell you about Silverdale Washington. We are surrounded by water on three sides. We have awesome views of the mountains , the cascades and Olympics, and Mount Rainier. There are a couple of quint villages that you can shop in, stop by have coffee sit on a side walk table etc. We are a ferries ride away from Seattle for more adventures.

  8. Miss Blondie says:

    I live about 20 minutes south of Boston, MA. It’s great here! I’m right on the ocean and not too far from the city. There’s so much history in Boston, there’s plenty to do. It’s not far from the mountains where you can ski in the winter is fun and the foliage in the fall is unimaginable. I’ts also not a far commute to Cape Cod. There’s nothing like the Cape in the summer!

    The only things i don’t like is the cost of living is so high, and the weather! It’s too damn cold for too long!

  9. I live in Hawaii and I love the idea of being able to get a tan in December!

  10. CharmaineZoe says:

    I love living in a medieval village called Kings Norton just south of Birmingham, Englands second city. On the ancient Green stands one of the oldest grammar schools in the Midlands, a 12th-century church and a large15th-century timber-framed house. The Old Grammar School and the medieval house, known as the Saracen's Head, are buildings of considerable historical and architectural importance and were the winners of BBC Restoration 2004.

    The Old Grammar School is a wonderful-looking, timber-framed structure. Tree analysis of its huge timbers have revealed a construction date of between 1434 and 1460.

    The nearby Saracen's Head was quite possibly the largest house of the royal manor during the 15th century. The house boasts highly decorative medieval workmanship. It was here that the wife of Charles I, Queen Henrietta Maria, stayed on her way back from Yorkshire where she had gathered troops for the English Civil War. The devoutly Catholic Queen arrived at King's Norton in July 1643 with around 5,500 men and spent the night in what is known as the Queen's Room, while her troops slept on land behind the church.

    Every year there is a 'Mop Fair' held on the village Green where in ancient times the hiring of agricultural workers and domestic servants happened, and the origin of the name is said to be that house- maids who attended the fair in the hope of being hired carried mops and pails. The hiring took place in conjunction with a country fair at which the roasting of an ox was a great feature. Akthough the hiring has stopped we still have an ox roast and country fair, and entertainers such as Morris Men & Clog Dancers and a fun fair and every month there is a Farmers Market on the Green.http://www.kingsnorton.info/articles/mop_fair.htm

    Lots of pics here: http://www.virtualbrum.co.uk/kingsnorton.htm

    Sorry this is so long, I hope you find it interesting. I can never resist telling people about the villages history as I find it so interesting myself. Maybe I should do a blog post on it :-)

  11. CharmaineZoe says:

    In fact I just have! Thanks for the inspiration :-)

  12. Bridgette says:

    Glad I could be of some inspiration! Your City sounds amazing! I will have to check out the pictures!

  13. Minxy Mimi says:

    Well, I live in California. We have it all. Deserts, Dramatic coastline, beaches, mountains, valleys. We have the most awesome produce, weather and sights. I live in the valley, its flat, yes… but we as a region (Lodi, CA) grow more wine grapes than Napa Ca. I like the small town atmosphere, I like the fact that we can hop in the car and within a few hours we can be in the mountains, the desert or the beach.

  14. What’s not to love about Hot Springs.

    Free, clean, spring water.

    Fun, historical buildings downtown.

    The lakes.

    The amusement park.

    Yet small enough to be homey too

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