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Basil Watering can Okay, I realize that you may not get what I'm referencing in the title, and in case you don't here it is. I'm not a fan of country music, but whenever we're packing for a trip to Lancaster, PA (my hometown), Alan Jackson's Gone Country always comes up. It's usually because I start joking about it or humming it, but sometimes Evan sneaks it into the music mixes he makes for the long drive. Cracks me up and surprises me, as he'd rather saw off his foot than listen to country music. It's a song I pretend to dislike - a holdover from when I was 17 and wanted to be as far from the country as possible (think Tokyo). But these days, I see a bit more eye-to-eye with Mr. Jackson, especially when it comes to home cooking, rolling hills and fresh air. Actually, I've come to love the country as much as I love the city. Now about those suburbs ...


Jul 19, 2014 • Posted by Andy Swan


is all I needed to know about Alan Jackson to know I want to hear more.

Possibly one of the greatest songs of any genre. "30 seemed so old…."

Jul 19, 2014 • Posted by Michelle

I suppose the one up side of living in the burbs is that you can be relatively close to both the city and the country.

Jul 19, 2014 • Posted by Erin

Mmmm, I can almost smell that basil!

Enjoy your time in the country (look at them boots…)

Bonne weekend!

PS: A friend of mine bought me your perrenial Paris calendar for my birthday a few weeks back. It's gorgeous and I love it!

Jul 19, 2014 • Posted by Simply Mel

We always play this song when renovating our house ~ country music seems to numb the mind best when doing boring drywall repair, ha!

Jul 19, 2014 • Posted by curiosities by nicole leigh smith

love that yellow!

Jul 19, 2014 • Posted by wiley

this is so funnny. i'm originally from berks county and never appreciated the whole country scene growing up. i guess i've always been a city girl at heart, but now i miss the sites, smells and sounds (even country) that come from good ole' amish country.

Jul 19, 2014 • Posted by Kimberly Merritt

I agree. City – great. Country – wonderful. Suburbs – purgatory. ;o)

Jul 19, 2014 • Posted by Cathy

Beautiful Lancaster County! If you have any doubts, rent Witness starring Harrison Ford. Although it focuses on the Amish, the farmlands and rolling hills in that movie make it a near-perfect film. At least I think so.

Enjoy your trip back home.

Jul 19, 2014 • Posted by nichole

Erin – So cool! Glad you like it.

Jul 19, 2014 • Posted by nichole

Jillian – Love Rachel's!

I'm going to be at the Farmer's market in the morning for my whoopie pie fix.

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