Here in North Carolina, we are blessed to have access to both the beach and the mountains all in a day’s drive…depending on what part of the state you are in, of course.
Recently, Lisa and I took the kids to the mountains for the day (Flat Arie went with us, but more about that later!), and we came to the realization that we are supposed to summer there. Y’all, it was ten degrees cooler there, and we came to the conclusion (and our kids readily agreed) that we are better and happier moms when we are not hot.
Of course this invariably led to a conversation about the mountains versus the beach….
Ashley: I am 100% sure I am supposed to have a mountain house. Will you loan me $500,000 so I can buy one?
Lisa: I can loan you $5. But if I had $500,000, which I DON’T, we wouldn’t be having this conversation here. We’d be having it from the deck of my beach house.
Ashley: Ah. The beach is nice, too. I always feel calm when I am near the water.
Lisa: Me, too. I mean, except when I am hounding the kids about putting on more sunscreen and trying to get sand off of everything. Hmmm, maybe the mountains *would* be the way to go?
Ashley: See, yeah, the beauty of the mountains is that the children wind up covered in clothing from head to toe when it is cold…oh wait, that can be a hassle, too. But still at the end of the day, the mountain air wins out for me.
Lisa: Tell you what, let’s plan to pool all our blogging
pennies riches and buy one of each!
Ashley: That is a solid plan. The only struggle we may have, besides coming up with the funding, of course, would be the decorating. Can you even imagine if we had to come up decor for a second home?!
Lisa: HA HA HA! The good news is that we wouldn’t have any leftover money to decorate, so no one would expect it to look good!
So, once again, we are bringing the question to our Dose Peeps…
Would you rather own a beach house or a mountain house?
Tell us why in the comments. And also send us your address so we can come and visit you!