Though I grew up in Zanesville, OH, I really think of myself as more of a "city" gal. I lived in Los Angeles a few years and then returned to Columbus, OH living in several spots. But Mark and I really do like "wide open spaces" so we bought a smallish house so we could get some land. (I took to heart Katie Scarlett's father's speech where he proclaims that "land is the only thing worth living for... or dying for." At least I think he's the one who said it.)
When we moved here, we had a nearly done house plopped on dirt with the foundation visible, no sidewalks or patio, not much of a drive and many huge dead trees that were planted in August, then not watered. Long story why, but the gist of it is we spent the first several years just concentrating on finishing this place. I was just glad school, work, gas and Krogers were only 5 minutes away.
A few years ago, Mark got his Harley and we went for rides. We are really lucky to live where the countryside is beautiful, yet close to everything. Our county has a covered bridge tour and all are 3-15 mins from home. My profile pic is the Big Darby Creek Bridge, just remodeled and just up the road a bit.
BIG DARBY CREEK:
Here are some others: