I already had a “joy” post with “home” in the title. So 218 was my way of differentiating my posts. I came home “for no reason”. My reason was I hadn’t been home in a while. Or more that the last time I was home it was only for 23 hours and it was strictly for family time. Even with “no” plans, I still filled the day, and have more that I wanted to get done.
I drove straight to my parents house and unpacked my car, I had an appointment for new tires Saturday morning and didn’t want to hassle with bringing the car in at 9 am. I met my dad for dinner at the 40 club, one of my favorite places in town. We were still home by 10 pm and I got to sleep in without an alarm set.
Saturday I was lazy (which was a nice change) and eventually met up with a friend at her parents’ house to catch up. I had to leave “quickly” aka after 2 and a half hours to meet up with another friend. I finally went to the Iron Range Eatery. Which was delicious, although I forgot to pick up my kickstarter rewards. Which means I’ll “have to” stop in again when I’m home in December.
I wish I could move back to Aitkin. Yes I was single for three years, yes the job opportunities are limited, but dang it I love that place. I hope that someday life will take me back, until then I will visit as often as I can, and love every minute of it. I didn’t do everything I wanted, I still need to do some downtown shopping, and I didn’t go to brainerd for a workout. But there is always next time!
How often do you go to your hometown? What is your favorite thing to do there?