If you were to ask me what I’d be doing in my hometown, I would probably mention going out for a bite to eat or looking for a new job. These are things that I’d like to do, but they often don’t exist on my schedule. These are things that I want to do, but they are simply not available to me.
As it turns out, I actually live in a different state, but that’s beside the point. The point is that it’s not feasible to travel to my own hometown, especially when the only way to get to my home is to take a train from one of the towns that is in my state. And even then I would still have to take a very long trip if I wanted to see a place I don’t live or a place I am not part of.
Well, that sucks. The thing is that I’m not complaining. I’m complaining about the fact that I can’t visit my hometown either. If my state had a state park, I would go there and do my thing there. And if my state had a state park, I would go there and do my thing there. But I can’t. I can’t. I can’t.
That’s not to say that you can’t find a nice place to visit in your state, but that there will be an awkwardness in going back and forth. Take a look at this video which shows the first part of a trip between the two states. Notice how the train ride is just as long as the actual trip is. Also notice that the state parks are all within driving distance of each other.
I hope that you can take a look at this video and think about your state and think about the travel times.
I was talking to a friend of mine the other day about how I think that it is very important for you to get to know your state. I want you to think about what you do, what you like to do, and what makes you comfortable and what doesn’t. I think that this will help you to feel more comfortable about your state and less uncomfortable about your state.
If I may, I should say that I was very impressed with the travel times. I know that the drive to the beach was 1.5 hours, but I also know that Nashville is 12 hours from Lafayette, so that’s quite a difference. I love that you can drive there even if you live a few hundred miles apart. If your state is really big, like me, you will have to drive there maybe twice to get to your place.
You also get to keep your car while you’re in North Carolina. It’s quite nice.
Yeah, we love that you can drive to your destination even if you live in a different state. That being said, it seems you need to make driving to the beach a routine for you. It seems like a strange thing to not do every day.
You can do that in my state, too. My wife and I lived in a one bedroom apartment with a tiny balcony and a porch in a small town in North Carolina. We would often drive to Charlotte or Raleigh or Asheville and just take the car and drive to the beach.