When we moved to our hometown, we were coming from nine months in Michigan followed by one year in New Jersey. But 18 months before, we lived in our college town, Oxford, Ohio. We had our daughters there. They joined a play group. I had a tight group of friends. People looked out for each other. It was an idyllic place. Sadly, Michigan and New Jersey were both soul sucking challenges.

But then came my hometown. It wasn’t perfect, but it has quickly become a place that I love. There are quirks. Things that make you scratch your head .Or bang it against a wall. But it’s charming. At night, the Main Street glitters with twinkle lights. People know each other. There’s a pretty wide variety of places to visit. Not quite idyllic. Pretty damn close, though.

6:30 – Main Street, 6:30 AM