You know, loving Grand Rapids is not hard for me. It's a great city. Not too big to have huge traffic issues. But big enough to have great restaurants and attractions.
We travelled to many places that I enjoyed, and I even could picture myself living in the DE/PA area (or anywhere that is hilly like TN), but for now, I am glad to call GR my home.
Here are a few of the reasons why...
Closeness to big bodies of water. Here in the mitten we are surrounded by the Great Lakes. Almost anywhere you live, it would take you less than 3 hours (and probably less than 2) to get to one of the Great Lakes. I have to say that when I saw the ocean, I wasn't impressed. It didn't look any different than Lake MI. The lakes are great for swimming and boating. They are clean and cool. And not every state has them. I forget what a blessing our lakes are.
|Lake Michigan, less than 40 minutes away|
There are lots of blonde hair-blue eyed kids. And tall folk. We are not the exception to the rule here. We fit right in. Though I don't personally have blonde hair.
|View from my front door|
School doesn't start until after Labor Day. It's the law. There are a lot of state laws that I really don't like, but let me tell you, I totally dig this one.
Oh, and we made a great lip dub too.
What do you love most about the area you live in?
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