The word ‘valleys’ brings to mind images of Julie Andrews spinning around in the valleys and mountains outside her Swedish convent. So picturesque, so serene. And truly, under the right circumstances, the valleys are majestic and glorious.
Here in the Kern River Valley, we basically live in a giant bowl. Mountains surround us on every side, as well as hills and mesas running throughout the area, turning a short distance into a 15-minute drive.
Everywhere you look, there are mountains and valleys. Sometimes they are wonderful, when you’re hiking or taking photos, or just admiring the colorful foliage. Other times, they can be horrible, like when you’re driving over treacherous mountains tops or trying to get a signal on your phone or satellite.
I suppose it must be the same for everyone living in mountain communities, a love/hate relationship with the scenery and wild animals and woodland creatures living alongside your children and pets.
I know I don’t want to leave. I like it here. Except for the lack of convenience, which has long since become a normal part of every day life, this setting is perfect for our family.
What do you love about where you live? Do you wish you were somewhere else or are you happy where you're at?