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Whenever we’re contemplating moving to a new area, we take a picture using that area’s natural surroundings to creatively spell out the name of the town we’re considering.
How This Tradition Got Started
It all started with moving to Pensacola, Florida. At the time, Lynnette lived in Orlando and Jim lived in Jacksonville. We happened to be driving on the beach on a weekday afternoon (we had both played hooky from work that day!), and Jim started “drawing” in the sand.
From there, we were on a mission!… What to write? And how to squeeze it all within the frame of one photograph? Purely on a whim, we thought: Well, we’ve been tossing about the idea of moving to Pensacola for a few weeks… So let’s just jot out something about Pensacola.”
…that was the actual moment we decided to move to Pensacola!
Play It Again, Sam
After we’d been in Pensacola a few years and were itching for a new “more happenin” place to call home, we found ourselves one weekend in Nashville, Tennessee on vacation. We were having a delightful time there – very laid back and casual, and we even talked about possibly moving to Nashville someday, because the city seemed like a good fit for us.
Then, on our way out of town (about to drive back to Pensacola), we decided to stop at a really nice little city park in the town of Franklin.
Along the lines of how things went on the beach in Pensacola… we realized that when it came right down to it, we were really very interested in actually moving here some day.
So we decided to place some of the leaves that had dropped from the large Oak trees (it was Fall) into some meaningful arrangement.
Next thing we knew, we had something like this:
… yet another “sign” of a future move! (We ended up moving to Nashville a mere 5 months later!)
Sure hope whatever city we move to next lends itself to some creative landscape! Odds are, we won’t be moving anywhere cold and snowy, but if we do… guess we could just actually pee in the snow a little message!
…Hmmmm, I’m sure we could manage to create something unique for a move to somewhere like Hawaii!!!
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