Monday, February 12, 2007

Fun Monday Post Again!

Marnie is hosting this week's Fun Monday post. Please visit her for all the participants.

This week's challenge? Why we love where we live.

For those of you new here, we moved to Raleigh, North Carolina less than a year ago. Prior to living here, we lived in Northern Virginia, a.k.a. the Rat Race. Seriously, it was. I was leaving my house at 6:00 am to commute 25 miles and it still took me an hour and a half. Here, my commute is about the same, except I leave later and it only takes me 25 minutes.

Quality of life? Check. Less traffic? Check. Great parks, outdoor stuff to do, family friendly? Check. Cheaper houses? Check, check.

We could not have made a better decision than to move here. I will leave you with this picture, it's the state fair at night. Hope everyone has a great Monday! Also, I have added a picture of Jippy's son in the Click on Me Section, it takes you to the charity badge. Go check it out.

26 comments:

Beccy said...

It must be great to have found a home which suits your family and your lifestyle.

Bethany said...

Shorter commute is a big plus!

Mama Drama Jenny said...

Shorter commute.

I'm so jeaous!

min said...

Sounds like a super de duper place to live!

Kellie said...

Sounds like a great place to live...glad you guys are so happy there!!

Susan in va said...

Yep. NC is a wonderful place to live. I was born in Wilmington, NC, but given their track record of hurricane hits during the past decade, I'd choose Raleigh!

My mom and I LOVE the mall there. It takes us an hour and 45 minutes to get to The Streets at Southpoint.

Nice picture, too, Amy. Thanks for sharing.

Happy Working Mom said...

Where do I sign up? I would love to live down there! Too bad my husband is a partner in a business up here and all of our family is up here :(

The very nice man said...

Lovely! Home is where your heart is.

Pamela said...

One of the states I've only flown over.

And it was night.

So I think I recognize the picture

(: hee hee

It takes me about 5 minutes to get to work.. but it's a small community and I live close in

Swampwitch said...

What are you doing with all the extra time that you aren't in the car?
Love the night photo. Makes me want to get on that ferris wheel with some cotton candy.
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CPA Mom said...

I used to live in Asheville, NC. I'm glad I'm out. I wish you lived here.

Did Nicole help you out with the click - link thing?

ChrisB said...

Sounds like you have found your utopia

Michele_3 said...

I'm glad you feel @ home there, it is important to be able to live a healthy life where you feel happiest..sounds GREAT!
I couldn't figure out how to put Jippy's badge on my site- Do you know how?

Vicki said...

OH man great view!

EC said...

Shhhhhhhh!!

If you keep bragging more people will move here!! lol

Seriously, did you see the news report that stated with the way our population is growing here that in 10 years we are predicted to have as many people as Dallas?? As in Dallas Texas!

I'm outta here if that happens, lol.

Christine said...

Sounds like a great place to live.
I haven't spent much time on the East Coast, but when we visited Washington D.C.,I'd love to go back and see more. The East Coast is very beautiful.
Those are all the reasons I love AZ, compared to CA. Except the heat!

Karmyn R said...

Yep - leaving the rat race is always a good thing!

Dreaming What Ifs...

Dave Scott said...

All that and great college hoops too!

mjd said...

Raleigh sounds like a wonderful place. I have never been to North Carolina, but my husband are planning a trip to the Outerbanks this summer

SongBird said...

I love the Raleigh/Durham area. I lived in Virginia and Maryland before moving back home to Arkansas.

Lost A Sock said...

Sounds like an awesome place to live!!

Jippy said...

Thank you for putting up the click me picture of Zachary. I finally got the badge on ZWA.
The pic of the fair at night is really cool looking.
It sounds like you live in a nice place.

Stacey said...

Sounds like a great place to be!

I'm off to read some more entries now...I've been missing from your blog for too long!

Little Miss Moi said...

Dear Amy W. It used to take me an hour to drive 9 kilometres. A result of a river and not enough bridges. Mr Moi and I were talking about this just last night. Commuting is horrible, but most horrible when it takes a long time to get not far.

That Chick Over There said...

I also used to live in NC and I really do miss the extremely short commute I had. I lived four miles from work!

Here, I drive 40 minutes each way.

But it's a much better job, so I'm not complaining. :)

M J said...

I hear you on the commute! Prior to moving to Vancouver, I was in the car 3+ hours a day to get to and from work. It's cheaper to live out in the 'burbs... but I found out, rather quicly, that my time was much more valuable.

Thanks for participating in my oh-so-fun Monday! Terribly sorry it took me so long to stop by. I blame school, teachers and midterms...