I have decided to thoroughly depress myself by listing all the things I'll miss when I move. Yes, this could be a very pessimistic thing to do but meh I'm a Gemini - tomorrow I'll list stuff I'm excited about with the move.
I shall preface by saying these are in no particular order and I will be adding to this list randomly.
- Using the "Big Chicken" as a source of direction. I don't really live near Marietta but there are several times a year that I find myself going there and of course when I do I always ask "where is this in relation to the "Big Chicken"?" For those sad folks who haven't had the pleasure of seeing the Big Chicken, first I feel sorry for you, second it's a KFC that has a HUGE wooden chicken at it's entrance. In fact you walk through the base of the chicken to enter the restaurant. It has big twirly eyes and a beak that opens and closes. Sadly I have never eaten at it BUT I have passed it many times. Just today I had to go a mile past it. Seriously that was in my directions to the motorcycle shop "One mile past the Big Chicken." Prior to moving up here I had only heard of it in an episode of Designing Women since then I have always wanted to use it as a landmark. Now I do and soon it will no longer be part of my paths.
- The trees on Ridge Road. Yes I know that South Carolina has trees, but I have come to love the trees along Ridge Road. I feel them welcoming home as I drive down the road. I love to watch them change depending on the season or weather or their mood. I love the fiery reds of fall, the beautiful leafless bodies of the winter, their flowers in the spring, and of course the full foliage of summer. I mourn when I notice one has been removed by wind, rain, or man. I smile at them and wonder what they've seen today. I will have to meet new trees soon and start a relationship all over again.
- And above all things - my friends. I will not list how amazing they are because I don't want to cry.