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Tracing My Footsteps

Born and raised in Miami, Florida . What was the most memorable thing about this city? The weather! Very seldom – exclude the hurricanes – was there ever really bad weather. As a little child, actually thought that Sunday was called Sunday because it never rained on that day. That's how nice the weather was!! Of course, you can imagine my disappointment waking up one Sunday morning to the sound of rain falling. It was shattering! To suddenly come to the realization that my logic was not flawless! That there was another reason why Sunday was called SUN DAY!! (???) Really had to get over to myself.

Moving on. Grew and got married. Enjoyed our first ten years of marriage in my hometown but one day, a work opportunity was presented and we moved to Houston, Texas . What was the most memorable thing about this city? The weather! It rained! And it rained! And it rained! It flooded! No wonder it was so important for home owners to have flood insurance. We lived there for about a year and then …

Another work opportunity was presented and we moved to Maryland. Lived in Damascus and Gaithersburg ; but worked in the nation's capital, Washington, D.C. What was the most memorable thing about this city? The weather! We hated the snow!! “We” as in my husband and me. Not my kids! Snow ball fights! Sledding!! Fun fun fun!! Very happy when we moved … AGAIN!!

Next stop? El Paso, Texas . What was the most memorable thing about this city? The gangs in the schools and the graffiti on the walls (vandals spray painting property)! Sorry for the folks out there from El Paso, but that's my memory. Very happy when we moved on.

Was offered a job in Austin, Texas , the state capital. We're here. That's it!! No more moving! Relocating was a great decision for our family. The weather, the work, the lifestyle. Now my children are all grown up (except for the youngest – 4 more years and the nest will be empty!). They can move but “we” are planted here.

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Colibry21 wrote on April 7, 2015, 6:12 PM

Definitely sounds like you've moved around quite a bit. I haven't moved nearly as much.

melon1234 wrote on April 7, 2015, 6:37 PM

I live in Miami, Florida and the weather here is always really hot! Can't stand the heat some days it gets so uncomfortable

msiduri wrote on April 7, 2015, 6:53 PM

Sounds like you've come home. Hope it remains so. Enjoy!

wolfgirl569 wrote on April 7, 2015, 9:11 PM

I have not moved a whole lot from my starting point and ended up right beside the house I grew up in.

cmoneyspinner wrote on April 7, 2015, 11:03 PM

Colibry21 , melon1234 , msiduri , wolfgirl569 - Thanks all! Appreciate the feedback. My footsteps sort of amaze me because as a child, I also remember thinking I would never travel anywhere outside of Miami. All of my close family lived there so …?? 'If your relatives don't live somewhere else, you have no reason to travel anywhere else.' Another example of my flawless logic. :)

grandma20121 wrote on April 8, 2015, 12:59 AM

It sounds like you have traveled many places in your lifetime of moving, i do not blame you for staying put now

msiduri wrote on April 8, 2015, 8:57 AM

Sometimes, if your relatives live in one place, it furnishes a reason enough to travel elsewhere. emoticon :winking:

cmoneyspinner wrote on April 8, 2015, 12:23 PM

I am very happy to have had the opportunity to see other places on planet earth, but as corny as it sounds ... "There's no place like home."