Sunday, March 2, 2008

Grass is always Greener


Before we went on our vacation to San Diego, it seemed we kept running into people who had lived there and moved up here. My hair dresser, one of Andy's airsoft friends, and the airport ticket counter. We did get lots of great tips from these people on places to go and local places ;).

When we were down there, it was so green with small mountains all around and the beach was near by as well. We asked each other, this place is beautiful and close to the beach. You have green, and some hills/mountians, why have so many people moved away? We could live here! (Not that we are moving) I met this fellow mom on the beach and she was a single mom and she and her daughter live in a 500 square foot home and it's been valued at 500,000. O.k. that's not good.

Then our bus driver who took us to the airport commented on how he was considering moving to Reno to retire. Really!.... Reno? our faces must have asked.

My hubby commented that grass truly is greener on the other side. It really is

6 comments:

laura said...

i spent the first part of my life down there... and i still have a lot of family in so. california. yes, it is beautiful, but it ends there. the people are very artificial (sorry, but true), the traffic is horrendous and as you heard, the cost of living is ridiculous. my mother-in-law sold her house a couple of years ago for $1.2 mil (just under 2,000sq ft and no yard) in San Diego. my brother left and went back to new hampshire last month, he refuses to raise his kids there. i could go on, but i won't take over your blog. green is nice, but reno is definitely a great place to live!

Erica said...

hmmm....thanks, Laura, it is nice to hear from someone who has lived there. I'll remember that when I'm dreaming of green hills and beaches :)

digapigmy said...

green is nice, but taxes and cost of living will make up for that quickly.

think about it this way -- when do we normally see other cities or areas? on vacation! perhaps that is why other places seem better. if i didn't have to work, i'd think reno was pretty sweet also.

Jeni said...

I can't comment on what it's like to live somewhere else, but I have plenty to say about Reno. I fear that Reno is too close to California. As more and more people come to recognize the value of living here, they move here. But of course they miss where they used to live, so Reno becomes more and more like that place. I guess I can't truly appreciate the city because I've never lived anywhere else...

TPluckyT said...

Like the bumper sticker says, "I love it here!" . . . I have absolutely no desire to move anywhere else . . . at least until the Californicators ruin it for everyone . . . And if you happen to be from California, just know I'm being a smart aleck and I'm blogging on Perocet . . .

That being said Erica, I really do understand your sentiment as we feel that way every time we visit the Eugene, OR area because it is so beautiful there . . .

Erica said...

brent-that's a good a point and we are all relaxed and on vacation. it's like seeing with rose-colored glasses on

Jeni-I'm only ever lived in Reno in the United States. Then my life gets weird and I have lived overseas for a few years but for the most place Reno is the place for me. I do share your look on people who move here form California. I use to count the number of california licenses plates I saw and that would get me fuming
I like the Tim blogging on Percocet