Sometimes I feel like big cities get all the love. All the travel guides, the focus on television shows, the tourist websites.
In Boston, we lived just south of the city and there were wonderful things about our little city. And yet, in most guidebooks, it merited just a page or two, out of hundreds. No mention at all of the best cupcakes I’ve ever had.
Now we live in a little suburb of Austin, and I spend a lot of time thinking about how wonderful a place it is to live.
|An event on Main Street last fall
I love our library, the many beautiful parks, the excellent restaurants, and the friendly community. We don’t need to go into Austin to have a pleasant afternoon or a fun evening; our city, though far smaller and less well-known than Austin, makes me just so happy.
One of the things I love about our city is a little Indian grocery store and restaurant a few miles from our house. It’s inexpensive (Bart and I can both eat for a total of $10), the man who runs it with his wife is delightful, and it’s some of the best Indian food I’ve ever had. The naan bread makes my heart sing.
Tell me about your own little cities or towns. What do you love there that makes you not care that you don’t live in downtown NYC?