my hometown consistently ends up on forbes' annual list of most miserable cities, and it does indeed have some negative points. however, i think it's a pretty great little place and am proud to be a modestan, born and raised. here are just a few of the things i love about the place that will always be home, no matter how many times my physical address might change:
i love the sunsets over the coastal range.
i love downtown and its history and architecture.
i love the library and the fact that i'm on a first name basis with my librarians.
i love the farmers' market, where i always run into someone i know.
i love the fruits.
i love the vegetables.
i love the donuts at mr. t's.
i love the mexican food.
i love the orchards. orchards everywhere.
i love the peaches.
i love the houses in the college neighborhood.
[ ingrid michaelson ]
"this is my home. where i go when i've got nowhere else to go."
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