I've been a total city girl since I graduated high school and left for college in New York. I guess I always knew that rural life wasn't for me, so I was itching to get out at 18. But once I was gone and settled into my life in the city, going back home became a total novelty. I loved touching down for visits to MN and getting to hole up in my home town for as long as I could possibly get away. The trip we took last month was the first one with Sailor, and I truly could have stayed for the rest of the year and been happy. It's so peaceful, so beautiful, and life is so easy there. Sunny summer evenings on the country roads, in a simple breezy dress and straw hat - there's nothing better.