Sunday, November 9, 2014

within 30 miles of my door (very photo heavy post)


























 




















 




We moved to Celina more than two years ago. When people ask where we live they always laugh when we tell them and then they tell us how people move out of Celina not into it. They tell us how there is nothing here and how there is no hope for that to change. Well, they do not know our people.

Our people are a people that stand together. Just ask anyone from this community that has ever had a sick family member. Just go to one benefit and see for yourself when one cake brings hundreds of dollars.

Walk out on to Pea Ridge on any warm day and you will find a welcoming porch with families ready to share a moment and tell you a few tales.

Stop in any cafe and you will be greeted by the sweetest staff ready to bring you food and a smile. Shop the numerous antique & secondhand stores with all their bits of curated collections. It's like going back in time. Head over to see Buddy and pick up some Lenny & Eva at the jewelry store. You will find there is more here than immediately meets the eye. These photos are from one day spent within 30 miles of our Celina home.

We have the Obey and the Cumberland River flowing passed miles of farmland and neighborhoods. We have Dale Hollow Lake and numerous marinas with rentals and lake access. We have the Dam, the fish hatchery and the camping area, all in one stop. We have Donaldson Park. We are home to the Seven Sister's Bluffs that can be seen by just driving through Butler's Landing.

Just outside of Celina, right down the road we also have Standing Stone Park and it's campsites and lake. The free Ferry on the Cumberland RiverDale Hollow State Park and Old Mulkey Meeting House. I cannot possibly point out all this area has to offer. We are beyond rich to live in such a beautiful place.

When people laugh and tell me that I shouldn't want to live here, I just smile because I know a secret they don't and now you know a little about it too.
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