Where’s home to the one of the most successful franchises in baseball and soon two Zalewskis and a Finnegan Murphy?
Hint for Cubs fans: they have 11 World Championships so Chicago is out.
Site of the 1904 World’s Fair.
The first American city to host the Olympics.
Hometown to Jackie Joyner Kersey, Maya Angelou and perhaps most importantly, hip-hop artist and new country breakout, Nelly.
Batter up. The Zalewskis are taking our talents to St. Louis this fall.
But why on earth would you leave Sarasota, home to the best beaches in the country, year-long sunshine, arts, culture and the most laid-back dress code you’ll ever encounter?
A. Because we really miss gray winters and snow
B. Because alligators, fire ants and Trump supporters
C. Because we just love everything that goes into packing boxes and moving across the country
D. Because we were offered an earlier-than-expected opportunity to finally put down roots in a community we love, closer to friends and family and just in time to enjoy the best season the midwest puts on each year (insert all the I love fall hashtags here).
If you answered “D” (with a sprinkle of “B”) you’re correct.
And while we are sad to leave Sarasota and everything never having to wear coats and closed-toes shoes has to offer, we know this is the right move for our family in the long run.
Besides, since the Rams left town we won’t have to worry about standing in our driveway doing the SuperBowl Shuffle every Sunday.
You may be asking what our only sits under the AC vent, lover of the beach but not the water, greater swiss MOUNTAIN dog may be thinking about heading back to the midwest?
Well, he loves car rides and cooler temps so we can only imagine he’ll love it as much as we think he will.
There’s at least one family member who will be pumped for a snow again after 3 years of 80-degree Decembers.
So that’s that. A little life update for you. My apologies for only using the blog for the occasional recipe and huge life change announcement.
You can rest assured that as soon as I come to grips with the fact that we just moved into a new house 4 months ago and have to do it again in less than 5 weeks, I’ll be back with more of the good stuff.
Until then we’ll be soaking up all of the sunsets and August humidity we can before heading back “home” this fall.