Friday, July 29, 2011

Big City or Small Town?

Where do you live?

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I live in a small city and I love it!

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Last night I went to Fletcher park to walk….

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and it looked like a movie set from the past!

The truck even played that ‘ice cream truck’ music!

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It was a beautiful evening! I didn’t walk very fast…too much to see!

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Do you see the ice cream truck where you live?

(and when did the price go up to $2? heehee!)

Happy weekend!

PS. My hubby made me a blog button! It’s on my sidebar if you would like to grab it! Let me know if you do!!! HUGS!

 

 

42 comments:

Lace-lovin' Librarian ~ Diane said...

I live in the country. So, no strolls around the town, pretty parks, or ice cream trucks near me. Still, I can dream!

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Lavender Hill Studio said...

I live in between your small town and the city of Asheville. The best of both worlds.

LibbiesHome said...

What a lovely place you have for walking in your small city! It does have the look of a movie set. :)
I live in a pretty rural area - no ice cream truck. :(

laurie said...

beautiful photos,, love the icecream truck,, we live in a very small town and we also have the icecream truck that comes by playing music,, its amazing how fast the little ones are to know what that music means,, have a lovely day,, thankyou for sharing the beautiful photos of your town,,

Lilybets said...

I live in a little isle and often I see truck selling everithing...ice creams, fruits,bread....they make noise all day!!
:-)

⚜ ↁℯℬℬᴵℰ⚜@ Debbiedoos blogging and blabbing said...

I live in a very small town outside Charlotte NC...we are in SC though. We love it. We have everything we need and close to the city.

Karen said...

I live in a small town, but grew up in a Burough of New York City. There are advantages to both ways of living.

No ice cream man around here, I do miss that.

Della said...

The bunny photo is so sweet :)
I have heard the ice cream truck, but he hasn't ever come near enough to our street to flag him down. I live on the edge of a small city, maybe medium size? It has everything we need, and still has that home town feel.

OMG! Great blog button! Your hubby is awesome! I'm adding it to my blog ASAP!
Have a great weekend Diane :D
Hugs

GARAGE SALE GAL ~ Deb's Earthly Delights said...

I live a a BIG suburb and do like it for the most part. Sometimes I think living in a small town would be nice..I'm just used to city life!
Nice button your hubby made!
Happy Weekend!
Deb :)

nancy huggins said...

I love the scenery around where you took a walk and the ice cream truck broght back memories of my childhood. We have a lot of scenery but no ice cream trucks..we live rural in a town with population of 50 :)
Would like to be just a little closer to town though with the price of gas now :)

Alicia@ eco friendly homemaking said...

We live in a small town right out of Nashville Tennessee. It only takes us about 20 minutes to get there so we get to enjoy living in a small town but are just a few minutes away from everything a big city offers plus an added bonus is you never know who you are going to see when shopping in Nashville!

Mommyblogger said...

we live in a very small quaint town where everybody knows everybody. Sometimes that is a good thing, sometimes not! Our nearest mall is an hour away. There are times that I take in this little town and all it's beauty & then there are days that I'd give anything to be in a more "happening" area. I'm from Kentucky (Eastern Part) which is known for it's Mountains, Hillbillies and Coal Mining. Most of what you see is a sterotype however. We do get to enjoy the icecream truck when we go camping out at the lake. $2.00 isn't such a bad deal, we pay $3.50 :)

Cindy said...

I thought that was a movie set! What a wonderful place for you to live. We live outside of a small city. I don't know how many live in Lafayette, but it is getting bigger everyday. But we are outside of West Lafayette, a college town (Purdue), and that seems smaller. Lots of parks and biking trails. Though I haven't seen an ice cream truck lately!

quiltingnana said...

I live in a resort town so at this time of year it is very crowded...reports that 80,000 were downtown at the boardwalk to see the fireworks on the 4th....we didn't go because we didn't want to get mixed up in the crowds. We like the boardwalk "off season"

Stacey said...

Our city has about 90,000. Still has the small town feel that most of us hope for. :)

helen tilston said...

We enjoy both city life and also small village life and the ocean. We have the best of both worlds and are so thankful for the variety.
Helen xx

Vee said...

I live in a medium-sized town. It's ten miles from the city and ten miles from a much larger town and 40 miles from the largest city in the state. It's pretty convenient I'd say. John especially loves it here; I could move. ;>

Flora said...

I live in a town..that just became a city...but still is small and LOVE IT!

GardenofDaisies said...

I live in a suburb. I think I would enjoy living farther from town, but DH would not. So I think we are staying put. The Russian sage in the first picture is really pretty! I have a bunch of that growing over on the side of the house... it's looking pretty awful though, since it's so hot.

Kasia said...

This is so beautiful! I love the scenery. Youre lucky LOL we have ice cream trucks but they charge us 3$ ;)

Hugs,

missing moments said...

I love small towns! Unfortunately, not so in Philly but when we go to our vacation home, it is small town living!

cynthialeedesigns said...

I live right outside of the small town that I grew up in...out in a rural area in a older neighborhood.
Yes, we do see the ice cream truck here too. We know he's coming when we hear the music.
Have a great weekend.
hugs,
Cindy

Joanne said...

Oh my goodness the icecream man is even wearing a uniform! that truck is so cool looking...the Ice cream truck around here plays Christmas music ( I'm am not kidding) and they don't look half as nice as that truck!

Susanne said...

I was born in West Berlin (millions of people), grew up in a small town of about 25,000 in Ohio and when married moved to an even smaller town, then moved out in the country where we have lived 31 years now, I love it. I remember as a kid growing up the "Ice Cream Man" and his tinkling musical truck. I wish I could figure out how to make a button, it has been on my "to learn & do" list. I am grabbing your button but have been a follower for quite some time. Thanks for sharing.

Kim K. said...

We live in a medium sized suburb outside of a large city. We have the best of both worlds with small sized areas for walking and big city life within minutes. Our ice cream truck visits weekly to our neighborhood but he doesn't wear a handsome uniform.

I'm grabbing your lovely new button. Feel feel to grab mine too!

Celestina Marie Designs said...

Hi Diane, what an amazing walk with great scenery to take in. I live in a small town in the country with the convenience of the city.
Have a great weekend.
Hugs, Celestina Marie

Seven Gates Farm said...

Small town, N.C. USA, between the big on either side; I guess the best of both worlds. Just don't start making a cake without a fully stocked pantry. The haul back out is no fun. The best part is a Petticoat Junction-type post office where the chickens and turkeys arrive early in the morning in the spring. I pray they don't ever close. It's such a meeting place! Debi

Becca said...

Beautiful shots of your town, and I forgot where it is you live...we were just in Asheville visiting my in laws! Such a beautiful place and I hope to visit again soon. You know I am so tired of living in a big city like Las Vegas...it's so hot and dry, and brown. Someday...soon I hope to move to at least a more green town. Haven't seen an ice cream truck in years around here! If you have a chance to head over, my latest posts have photos of Asheville (Marshill area)

Cyndi said...

Hi Diane! Your town looks beautiful! I love that ice cream truck and the fact that the driver/server wears that old fashioned uniform....brings back great memories of my youth! I, too, live in a small town and love it. I was so worried when Jeff's company was wanting to move us to Chicago because I so didn't want to live in a HUGE city! Thank goodness we didn't have to!

I grabbed your button and have added it to my blog! :o)

Have a great weekend.

XOXO,

Cyndi

Butterbean Row said...

Lovely reflective photos...so pretty and serene. And an ice cream truck, oh my, how perfect. What did you get, I wonder. I used to love Dreamsicles. Sigh!

Blooming Rose Musings said...

Your photos are wonderful! It looks like your small city is perfect. My sister lives in NC between Hendersonville and Ashville. Beautiful area. I understand you have been having very warm weather this summer.

I thought of you when I posted about my visit to the lavender fields. I had just had a passing in my family so I didn't have time to let you know about my post. I hope you'll visit now and scroll down to my previous post about the lavender fields. I really did think of you!

Bluebirds and Butterflies said...

Hi Diane,
I love hearing an icecream truck go by with the little happy song it plays! I, like many, remember getting icecream from "the icecream man" when I was little. I love the photo of the truck with the icecream man with his tie. Thanks for bringing back a wonderful memory! xoxo Kim

Diane Writes said...

Hello name mate! In my country, we don't have an ice cream truck. What we have here is an ice cream cart. :) I love your pictures and your blog button. By the way I noticed that you have a favicon too.

Ruben Rivera said...

Hi Diane
Looks like you live in a lovely place. The bunny reminds me of the ones Anita see around here. I know they are the bane of gardeners, but they make me smile. The ice cream truck was a happy flashback for me. $2 bucks though? Ouch.

All the best
Ruben

Cactus Country said...

I love all your photography. Makes me want to get my camera out today and take a walk through the historic district of my town, St. Charles, MO

KAT said...

small town...love the peacefulness...We do have an icecream man and he plays silly music...Im in Chicago this week helping my sons both move. The big windy city is not my cup of tea too much
HUGS
KAT Griffin

Wanda said...

I live on the outskirts of Edmonton, a city of nearly 1 million in northern Alberta. We live in what is referred to as an "acreage subdivision". All the lots are 2.5 acres or more, so we have lots of space and feel like we are in the country - which, in a way, we are.

In the summer, an ice cream truck drives through the neighbourhood playing "ice cream truck music" and everyone runs out to the road to buy some ice cream. Then we all stand around chatting while we eat it.

Becky~ said...

I enjoyed the walk with you.I live in a small town and LOVE it.I dont think I could live anywhere else.I could visit for a long time but not move.

We also have an icecream truck that comes around.I love to see it it does remind me of yesterdays gone by.I havent seen to many kids buy though.The price must be outrageous LOL


Have a nice new week Diane.Grabbed your lovely button as well.Im taking a wee break for a while going to the beach with the girls the end of August so I need some ME time.

Ruth Welter said...

Hi LD, I loved your beautiful photos. I live out in the sticks for now. Now sure where I'll be in years to come.

Ruth

Ginger Zuck said...

I live in a very small historical town. We have deer in our yard almost every afternoon. Squirrels, rabbits, chipmonks, you name it! We also have an ice cream truck that comes through every afternoon at the same time, playing their music! Love living in a small town, that's why I'm Small Town USA! Love your post.

Ginger Zuck said...

I just grabbed your beautiful new button! Your hubby is awesome! I need to borrow him to help me with my blog! LOL! Grab my button when you get a chance!

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Diane,

Great question... on a small Island and near a little village.
I do love the old icecream trucks, so much fun for the little and not so little.
I really love your new header, and enjoyed seeing where you had you lovely picnic.

Hugs
Carolyn