Sunday, March 11, 2012

A New Experience

Yesterday my hubby and I spent the day over in Michigan looking for land in the South Haven area. We left Friday after work, spent the night at a wonderfully cozy resort, and drove around in our truck all day Saturday looking at parcels of land.

This was something we'd never done before. Even when we bought our house, we didn't look at many different properties. It was a rather unique situation of a rental house and an owner who said the house was always for sale for an interested buyer.

So for us, yesterday was quite a fun learning experience. We looked at lots of land in many different locations. We figured out what area we didn't like, what area we did, what kind of land we like (trees, but not too many to make clearing difficult), and how close to town we want to be.

We didn't make any hard and fast decisions. We didn't come home as land owners. But we learned a lot and will go back soon and do it again until we find just what we're looking for. We're in no rush, so there's plenty of time. Even if it takes years. And we had a ton of fun with this new experience.

New experiences are one of the great things about being a writer (and a reader). Most of the time, you don't even need to leave the comfort of your own home (or even get out of your jammies if you don't want to) to experience all sorts of adventures you never dreamed you would. As the writer, it's your privilege to take readers to different places, situations, and times. As a reader, you get to experience these things without ever leaving your EZ chair.

Don't get me wrong. I love to travel and explore. But there's only so much time and money for that sort of thing. It's nice to know, with books, there's no limit to the adventures awaiting me!

Until next time,

Happy Reading!



Morgan Mandel said...

Sounds like you really like Michigan. Hope you don't move too soon!

Morgan Mandel

Margot Justes said...

South Haven is lovely, and there are many art boutiques. Now I want to go and spend a weekend, haven't been there in ages.
Margot Justes

Debra St. John said...

Hey Morgan,

This would just be a vacation home. We're staying put where we are!


South Haven itself had a lot of construction going on by the lake, but we still took a (chilly) walk down to the lighthouse at the end of the pier!

Deb Larson said...

What a great day with your hubby. I love doing that kind of stuff!
DL Larson