Delaware

DSCN0152So for my very first blog post I guess I will explain why I want to write about Delaware.   Well, in case it wasn’t obvious, it’s because I live here.  Smack dab in the middle of Delaware to be specific.  The sign that tells you that you are in the geographical center of Delaware is practically spitting distance from my home.  I am originally from Miami and I arrived here via circuitous and significant amount of world travel.  I have lived in no less than 10 different locales both in the US and abroad.  So when people ask me “How did you get from Miami to Delaware?”  (and they always say Delaware in Italics), I simply reply, “I landed here by accident… but I stayed on purpose”.  So that, boys and girls, is in one sentence how I feel about Delaware.  Not a location that was on my list of places to live, work, and play.  As a matter of fact, it wasn’t on any list anywhere.  For anything.  Yet, it’s a place that once you land here, it looks O.K., then over time it looks pretty good.  Then one day you wake up and think, “I really like it here”.   I have thought of leaving many times.  Then I ask myself “why?”.  Delaware really truly has everything.  I actually love it here.  I think NOT being a native Delawarean allows me to appreciate it even more, since born and breds don’t see it for just how incredibly unique it is.  Although it is interesting to note, that while many Delawareans leave to pursue careers and whatnot, a surprising percentage find themselves back here.   The central location, the good weather, the amazing historical town centers, beaches, farms, cities, the people (who are nothing if not mid-westerners on the east coast), and no sales tax!  So with that thought, I shall conclude my first blog.  My goal is to shine a small light on what is an oft forgotten little state with a great way of life!  Not too much light though, we don’t want everyone to move here

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