Last week (I think), Lynn posted a list of things she would miss and not miss about Korea. I thought it would be good closure to our moving story. I know I will probably think of more things later but this is off the top of my head.
What I Miss About Minnesota
- Family and friends.... I miss my family and seeing the cousins play together and I miss hanging out with my friends
- The lakes, beaches.... We spent many summer days at the beach -oh how I miss beach days.
- My small town .... We biked to the library, the grocery store, and the park. We could leave our house unlocked and feel safe. The librarian knew what I liked to read and would save new books for me. When you walked down the street or biked people would greet you and make conversation. There is something to be said for small town living.
- My neighborhood..... With big yards, no fences, and many kids running around. Our yard seemed to be the place for kids to play and parents to meet and visit. It was a nightly occurrence to have a yard full of people.
- The museums, the zoos, the concerts, the plays ..... Living within an hour to a large metropolitan area had HUGE advantages. I miss having these opportunities especially for my kids.
- My basement.... There are very few houses here with basements. I miss the storage space, the place for the kids to play and make a mess that no one would see.
Things I Love About Idaho
- The weather.... The temperatures are more mild in the winter, there is no humidity and very few rainy or snowy days.
- The mountains.... I mostly put this in for my husband as I am way more of a beach/lake/ocean girl myself. A big draw for Lance is coming to Idaho was being able to ski on a regular basis. Living within an hours drive of the ski resort is a huge plus for him.
- Shopping conveniences.... Within a year of our move, we had a Costco, Target, and Kohl's built within ten minutes of our house. It saves so much time to not have to drive 30 minutes to get to a store to run errands.
- Lance's job... His days are more scheduled and we have a set on call schedule which makes the planner in me very happy.
- Boise... What a great city! It is small but I love the quaint feel of downtown Boise. It is a beautiful city and so much fun.
- The Greenbelt ..... The path in Boise is amazing - wonderful for biking, running, and walking. It is a beautiful place to spend time along the river. We also have a little greenbelt close to our house where the kids like to bike, play, and feed the ducks.