Take A Back Road
When I first moved to Dover, Ohio with my husband I didn't think it was that THAT big of an adjustment. And it some areas it isn't. I was born and raised about an hour away outside of Millersburg, Ohio. However, I familiar with Dover and New Philadelphia as I had gone to college in the area. But it wasn't too long after we moved in and were settled that I started to realize the one thing I missed the absolute most; my quiet, abandoned back roads. I grew up in a pretty isolated area and I loved everything about it. True story: When my parent's built our second home we actually had to have our road widened so that the school bus was able to come down and pick us up. Yes, it REALLY is that small. It was the perfect road for long walks or runs. It was a road that lead to me to one of my childhood friends. It was a road for sight seeing and nature walks. It was a road that was the perfect starting point for horseback rides with my mom. It was a road for reflecting and clearing your mind. And now as an adult and parent, it is a road that some days I really, truly miss. It's no surprise that I love taking any opportunity I can to take my own daughter on walks with me down this road. I only hope that as she gets older, she has as many wonderful experiences as grandma and grandpa's house and on that lonely but beautiful back road as I have.