This week's challenge is to create a photo and/or text blog entry about where you live. It can be about your home, your backyard, your neighborhood or your town. Show off interesting sites, your favorite spots, the local flora and fauna, what you like and don't like about living there.
We live in Columbus, Nebraska. The view on this map gives you an idea of where we are located ~ it takes us about 1 hour and 15 minutes to get to Omaha from here. Unfortunately, we have no huge tourist attractions or anything and I don't know much about the history of the town either. I am just a fountain of information today aren't I? Well, let's see....I can tell you a few things I do know. The population hovers around 20,000 people which may seem small to some people, but it seems large to me as Shawn and I both come from a small town 45 miles west of Columbus called Albion. Albion has a population of around 1700. So you can see there is a big difference. Um...we do have a waterpark, several city parks, and a few baseball complexes. We have two bowling alleys, a putt putt golf course, and three Subways. We have several elementary schools, one public middle school, and three high schools. Um...we have a huge Walmart Supercenter, a new Hyvee store, an Applebee's, and some stores in a row that are classified as our mall. I know, I know, I'll try to hurry this post along so you can all make your next vacation plans to come here. Our house is kind of centrally located in town, about 3 or 4 blocks west of Columbus High School which is convenient since this is the school John goes to. Although he still feels he needs a ride to and from school, or practice, or weightlifting or whatever. We live in a culdesac (not sure if this is spelled correctly) which is nice because when I let the kids play in the street, not too many cars come tearing through. ;o} Our neighbors in our circle are mostly older and their children are grown so Shawn and I are the youngsters around here. You can tell which house is ours by the flat grass and the bizillion toys and bikes in the yard. Yeah ~ our neighbors all love us! :o) I like living here because it is not too big and not too small, although it wold be nice if there were more family attractions. I also like it because from where our house is located, it doesn't take too long to get anywhere. But there are certain times of the day that the traffic is terrible. And we are not too far from Omaha which is where Joey has 99% of his doctor visits and procedures done. We have lived in our home for 16 years this month and it is withstanding our family of seven pretty much okay, although there are lots of things I would love to do with it ~ someday! Hope you enjoyed this little glimpse into our lives of where we live! Happy Sunday!