(Photo from Louis Bickett's Photostream on Flickr)
I've been in Lexington a month now (how time flies!) And I've made a few observations which may or not be true since a month really isn't enough time to really understand any city, but I've decided to share a few of my thoughts anyway - if nothing else it will be fun to look back in October and see if my initial impressions were correct:
- By and large people are polite drivers, not as orderly as those in Dallas, but still patient enough to go every other person when traffic gets bad.
- People are friendly - I can't tell you how many conversations I've had with perfect strangers while in one store or another.
- The people in this city are readers - walking into Barnes and Noble on a Saturday was overwhelming. I've never seen a bookstore that packed.
- There are a LOT of fast food places here.
- There is only one mall in the city and the traffic in the surrounding area is a nightmare - enough so that I don't think I will ever need anything at the mall enough to get me to go back.
- Everyone is passionate about the University of Kentucky and their basketball teams. Its best to bleed blue while living here.
I can't wait until things warm up a bit and I have a chance to get out of the city to some of the surrounding areas, I have a feeling I will fall in love.
I've had this gorgeous Joni Mitchell song in my head since Friday night's Olympic Opening Ceremonies - it was one of my favorite segments of the show, the only thing that could have made it better is if Joni had been there to perform live.