As I previously mentioned, I recently took a trip to Chicago for The Hubs’s graduation from boot camp. Only I didn’t stay in Chicago, I stayed in Libertyville, IL. It was my first time in the Midwest and I have to say, there were moments where I felt like I was on the set of Gilmore Girls (in a good way!). And yes, I know Gilmore Girls takes place on the East Coast.One of my favorite things to do when traveling is to get a feel for local life. I love looking at houses and always pick up one of those “houses for sale” pamphlets to get a feel for housing prices. The Hubs and I will usually map some of the houses on zillow.com to find out their market price, too. Then we kick ourselves a bit and mumble things like, We could actually afford a house if me lived here…The Hubs’s “liberty” (Navy speak for free time) was pretty limited so we only had the chance
for me to drag him to walk around a block or two. The brick was all total foreign to me but I liked it. We have too many earthquakes in California so most of our houses are made of wood.I love these nice, big extended porches. Makes me think of warm summer nights with bugs chirping in the background.Love me a red door. Who doesn’t?Picturesque! Totally quaint and unpretentious.Adorable attached homes. All these trees make me want to come back when spring is in full swing. Another cheerful home. Thought this was a sweet little side entrance with an almost nautical feel.I managed to get one more photo in before the sun completely set.
Both the Hubs and I felt this was somewhere we could see ourselves living and raising a family. Although we say that about almost every place we visit so maybe we’re just adaptable.
Do you enjoy touring neighborhoods when you travel?