Why choose between living near the beach, in the mountains, or nestled in the forest when you can have all three? If I were to build my dream home, it would be tucked into the trees of a mountainside, with the sound of the ocean in the distance.
My home would have bay windows, a gourmet kitchen, and a wrap around porch with a porch swing built by my father. Out back would be a horse stable to house my two horses, and lots of land for them to roam and play.
All of this would be surrounded with the wonderful smells, sights and sounds of nature, peace, quiet and seclusion.
I found the land for my dream home once, many years ago. It was perfect. Just as mentioned here, it had it all; mountains, forest and ocean. But I was so fascinated by the road trip that I was taking, that I didn’t take note of its exact location. So for years I’ve looked for it (Google earth is a great tool), and have been unable to find it again.
At first I was disappointed, convinced that one day that land would be mine, but since then I’ve decided that there may be a more ideal place out there for me. One I would like better, even more perfect than the first.
There are so many unique regions here in America, many of which I’ve visited just in the past few years. They may not have all of the elements I’d prefer, but they sure are beautiful nonetheless.
Alaska is gorgeous. Northern Wisconsin is breathtaking. New York state is stunning, Pennsylvania is beautiful, and so are the the Ozarks in Arkansas. There are so many places to choose from when deciding where to build a dream home.
However, as much as I like the east coast it would not be my top choice. The tolls are ridiculous and so is the traffic. I enjoy being able to drive from city to city without having to pay, and without constant bumper to bumper traffic. For that reason, I’m definitely more of a central/southern/western US type of girl.
So where would I choose to build my dream home now? I have no idea, but I’d rather not have to decide between the beach, forests and the mountains. Just give me all three and I’ll be happy.
This post is in response The Daily Post Prompt: Places
Beach, mountain, forest, or somewhere else entirely?