Wednesday, October 31, 2007

So Very America

This place is so...America. It's quiet. It's quaint. It's on a lake--one of those mythical lakes in Upstate New York that vaguely filled my imagination as a child. Children raised in the South don't ever get to experience places like this. Maybe it's me, but I have never seen so many fall colors in my life...the leaves on the trees are tremendous. Everything is in color. Everything is green. In my effort to explore the whereabouts of my new digs, I almost stopped today to take a picture as I drove down a tree-covered street in a residential part of town. It's a place where the buildings are all very old, and the gables on every roof are very steep...and every house has a chimney...and a big yard...and...wow. It's just so...very...America...

...and the university where I am teaching for the next few months is exactly what a first job should be.

But more on this later.

Wow.

3 comments:

Restaurant Gal said...

So much more than, "wow!"

I love your positive energy. Might I borrow a little of it? I promise to return it when all evens out in my realm.

So many wishes of good luck to you.

Jessica said...

Just wait until winter. Although Denver has more snow, it doesn't have the icy chill of a town on a Northern lake. It will be soothing for the soul though.

I miss you already, but so glad I know you're phone-accessible...

VJ said...

Leave it to Jess to be the bearer of the great news that yes, you'll be needing a whole new (warmer) wardrobe for the stay. Upstate NY is famous for it's deep snows, especially around Buffalo & north of the Courtland /Syracuse line midstate. But hey, they closed down the last refugee camp up there about 60 years ago. Cheers & Good Luck with the new post! 'VJ'