Wednesday, February 17, 2010

A few observations...

(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.

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Maegan Beishline said...

Lexington really sounds like a great place!

Nicole said...

Maybe when you get more familiar with the city we can come visit!!!

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