Well, we've been here for a week now. It has been so great to actually live with Ace again. We really missed him.
As I've been getting my bearings a little, and learning where everything is, I couldn't resist a few pictures (almost a million, posted below).
And so begins my plea for visitors:
This was my first thought about Blanchard:
(Congested is one word to use...tiny and claustrophobic also come to mind.)
But, so far the place seems pretty friendly,
and I'm not sure anyone could ever get lost. It's a pretty tourist friendly place.
There is plenty to do in--
--for instance, there's always
or who's up for a little Basic BINGO? (I mean really, let's not let it get TOO complicated)
(and, we don't care how you get here; hitch hike, bike, or what not...just GET HERE!)
On a nice day, a little walk around the place is always refreshing. Especially these sights:
Don't get me wrong, I don't ALWAYS have to get out. There's plenty of entertainment right out my kitchen window.
I haven't seen knickers since I was in the second grade!
And shoot, if I ever get bored, why not get creative?
(now that's "dog-gone" crafty!!)
But let's get serious. This little town isn't strictly for pleasure. There's more to it than that.
but I don't know what purpose it serves. However, I'm sure I could head across the street to the local Library to find out.
Just because it's a double wide trailer, doesn't mean it's not FILLED with all kinds of info.
And nothing screams OFFICAL in a town, like the local Post Office: Now certainly when you come to visit, you'll want to cut out some time for this:
It's Spirit Lake's (our neighboring town) "Happenin Place!" Plus, they have "Sunday Jam Sessions"--who wouldn't linger longer?
Now, put your mind at ease. If all of the hustle and bustle in Blanchard is too much, there's always the
Where we live really is a beautiful place. Wherever we are, having these three close by makes it feel like home.