The other day I nearly rationalized a move from the foothills back into central Boulder with “I’d be closer to things.” As in, socializing. Restaurants and bars, if you will. (Close to the bars seems a big selling point on craigslist.) Also technically I would be closer to school.

My 4 month sublease is nearly up, and signing an actual 1 year lease for the first time in 6 years got me nervous. But returning to town doesn’t seem right. I’ve lived in enough places, enough cities, to feel that it’s the natural attractions rather than the man-made ones that make Boulder special. So if you’re contemplating a move to the area, or a move out of the central part of town, from my vantage point it’s worth an extra few miles and proper snow tires for winter to have nature at your doorstep.

For example this morning. A fox headed into my driveway as I was finishing my run. He paused, let me pass, and trotted a few meters behind me for 200 meters, looking up at me each time I looked back at him. It was the neatest thing, and I hope he comes back to run again. Plus he is WAY better behaved than any of the ridiculous dogs I’ve encountered while running up here.

Also this is my neighborhood. Here kitty kitty!

Here are some photos about why I’m so grateful to live where I do:

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  1. Molly on May 30, 2013 7:13 am

    Beautiful! As soon as my husband joins me in Boulder, we’ll be out in the boonies. Until then I need to keep the dogs close enough to check on during the school day. Glad you are enjoying life in the hills!

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