Thoughts about leaving Lexington. Absolutely no second thoughts here, if anything I get a little blue that I didn’t do it sooner. Having the house to come back to for the past few months has given us the security to test are wings. Ready to fly! How is that for cheesy?
- Let’s be honest. I’m not a people person and while I’m going to really miss some folks, I will long most for Magee’s Bakery. Their almond croissants have made my weekends for years.
- Lexington’s public libraries consist of a handy system of branch locations. There was always one nearby. Even with our recent travels I’ve been able to keep books checked out. I hate to loose this resource.
- My eclectic group of friends: conservative to liberal, couch potatoes to runners, smart to ditzy; they have provided great laughs and wonderful insights. Being that I’m quite picky about the company I keep, it is hard to leave a place where there are a few people I actually enjoy. On the upside I hope to catch up with friends already scattered far and wide.
- Playing “Spot the Public Official”. Being that Steve and I know our current events, we often notice when we’re at a table next to or grocery shopping with city council members, former governors, various state politicians, whomever. Not sure why this is fun or why it happens so frequently.
- Kitchen table talks with Steve. We solve all the world’s problems over a bottle of wine.
Not to Miss:
- Lack of bike lanes. Really developed a love of cruising around on my bright blue townie but it is a challenge in Lexington with few bike lanes and intolerant motorists. We once had garbage hurled at us from a car window.
- Warm up and rain so often the bright spot at the end of a five day winter forecast. This Ohio Valley weather with bone chilling damp winters and summers full of smothering humidity will not be missed.
- Hamburg; Lexington’s ever-expanding strip mall city.
- The lack of insightful urban planning. By the way that Centerpoint lot has potential to be a mighty fine pasture. Put some horses on it and we’re good to go for the 2010 World Equestrian Games.
- A city and state population that chooses to be ignorant about so many important social, environmental and economic issues.
- Small airport and residents who don’t value travel. I hope to eventually live among folks who have some sense of the globe. I never again want to tell colleagues that I’m going on vacation to Slovenia and have them inquire if that is in Canada or in Kentucky.
- Being the weird one (in many circles) because I eat well and exercise. There are communities in this country where you don’t stick out for running marathons or making a nice lunch out of a big bowl of soybeans.