I have lived many places and in some cases I didn’t want it known that I was a local. That is not the case with our most recent move, over two years ago now. From the moment we unpacked I was instantly proud to say I live here. I am mostly asked this question when we are frequenting the beaches, although it happens occasionally in the forests too.
My favorite drive along the coastline between Trinidad, CA and Westhaven, CA winds and dips from eroding hill-slopes ready to spill into the Pacific below. I have wanted to stop along Scenic Drive to take a photograph at this bend in the road ever since I saw it. It has taken me about two years to actually stop. But, that is the beauty of being local, you can feel out an area and know when it is the right time to stop and take the view with you.
Every time we make our way to this coastline I have to remind myself I am not on vacation, my home is just a short 15 min drive away and yes, I am a local. That is such a wildly exciting feeling for me, still.
You can find more interpretations of “Local”, HERE. And check back on Wednesday, I’ll be posting this image in monochrome for the MMC challenge this week.