Friday, August 13, 2010

Pleasures of a Small Town

Oh no, not another small town story! Well, if you don't like small town talk, read someone's blog who lives in the big city. Now there's a new one, bragging about living in the big city on a blog. Not!

As an author, quiet early hours writing my new novel is a must and Camp Verde, Arizona, provides me with just that. I like to start writing around two a.m. and that is when Camp Verde is so quiet that you can hear cactus grow, unlike the big city where bars are closing and all you can hear is screaming and gunfire. No thanks....

Of course, we are blessed with a Bashes', Crusty's Pizza, Wells Fargo Bank, and a hospital only seventeen miles away. What more could you ask for?

Camp Verde is the oldest settlement in the Verde Valley and we have our very own fort to boot (no pun intended). Some family names go back to covered wagons and homesteaders. You can still see real cowboys riding horses and herding cattle. We also have wildlife up the kazoo, including bald eagles, mountain lions, wildcats and elk, just to name a few.

Look, if I don't brag about this small, wonderful community, who will? There is just one thing though. I would love to live in a condo on at least the twentieth floor facing the river in Chicago. I know, it's hypocritical, but this is my blog and I can be hypocritical if I want!

I'm just saying,


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