Thursday, December 11, 2014

Missing the Landscape

So lately, if you couldn't tell by my last post, I have been missing VA. I go through this struggle at least once a year. I think most people here think I am crazy.

I hear, Ohh Texas is great!! What is the matter with you?!"

And there are some great things about living here. But I miss a lot too. I miss the defined seasons, the trees, the highways where you CANT see anything on either side because the trees are so tall that everything is hidden. I miss going to Roanoke and seeing the mountains. I could go on and on.

Its funny how I can hear a song and it just bring back smells, sounds, moments, feelings. (this is not a song about virginia...) I heard this song in the store the other day, and It took me back to a summer vacation I had with my family, and my friend Leighann in 1987. I listened to the radio in Richmond all the time and I never heard this song there. But when we made it to our vacation spot, a family friends cabin in Pembroke VA, this song was all over the radio, we must have heard it every 15 minutes for the week we were there.

I still think of that vacation, it was a week I made long distance friends who I still talk to today. Leighann and I had a blast staying up late talking about boys, running up terrible long distance phone bills calling the next county over (oops!). Watching the trains go by and counting the cars (yes this doesn't sound like much, but it was fun, I promise). We fished, and swam in the New River. It was an awesome vacation that I probably appreciate more today than I was smart enough to back then.

back to real life. The song, Wild Horses, by Gino Vannelli.


  1. I don't think I've ever heard this before.

    Ha ha is she supposed to be sweaty from the VA heat? :p

  2. LOL Not real sure, its not a VA song. Just one I remember hearing. classic 80's video fodder !!!!