Hometown Adventures is one of my favorite blog post series so I decided to feature other bloggers' own hometown adventures to offer a different perspective. Today I am featuring Amanda of Marry Mint, who lives in Alaska with her husband, adorable little girl and soon to be new baby boy. She has shared one of her favorite hometown adventures and why she thinks hometown adventures are so important.
What place do you call your hometown? I don't consider any specific place my hometown. I'm a nomad. ;) Growing up, we moved around quite a bit because of my dad's job, so "home" is wherever my parents are.
Where do you currently live? Palmer, AK!
What is your favorite hometown adventure?
One of my favorite things to do in a new place, or even I place I've lived for a while is to just drive around. There is something so magical about just getting lost on the streets of your own town. Finding great neighborhoods, beautiful homes, hiking trails, shops, restaurants, the possibilities are endless! Shortly before Christmas, we decided we wanted to cut down our own Christmas tree. In Alaska, this isn't done at a Christmas tree farm. You have to actually get out in the wilderness and hunt for your perfect tree. One Saturday, we loaded the dogs and baby into the car and just took off! We ended up at the base of a fairly wooded ATV trail that appeared promising. We piled out of the car and hiked until we could agree on a tree (and the baby insisted it was getting close to lunchtime.) The snow covered trees, the peacefulness, the mountain views, the memories. It was the perfect way to spend an afternoon as a family.
Why do you think hometown adventures are important? I think the minute you stop being a tourist in your own town, boredom and even resentment can slither into your life. No matter how big or small your hometown is, there is always a new restaurant to try, a new person to meet, a new vantage point.
Thank you, Amanda!