Post # 1
Darling Husband and I currently live in the city limits ( and about .5 miles away from Kroger!)… But I ( we) haven’t always lived so close to ” civilization”. When we lived out more– I would go into town 1-2x per week, depending on our grocery/drs appointments/ misc needs. Before I moved and met Darling Husband, I would go to town once a week ( usually Saturdays) , especially since the closest Wal Mart/ movie theatre/mall was 1 hr 50 minutes away. Just curious to see what other rural dwellers do!
Post # 3
- Wedding: October 2011 - Bed & Breakfast
This week I was in town on Sunday to take our dog to doggie school, Wednesday for the groceries, and will be going again tonight to take DS and his girlfriend to the volunteer fire department’s annual carnival. But we’re not all that rural, really. We have a high end mall that’s 35 minutes away, and 2 major cities within an hour’s drive.
Post # 4
@lovekiss: Oh that’s not so bad! Now that everything is so close to us– it would take me a while to get back into the planning mode of living more rural. We are currently house hunting… And taking it ALL into consideration!
Post # 5
Aww, I’m not rural but I did grow up that way. I just wanted to say that I loved reading “go to town.” My brother and I now live in the Houston suburbs and we still say we’re “going to town” when we mean Houston. 🙂 And growing up, we’d usually go on the weekends.
Post # 6
@candicemcc: Lol– I know, I still refer to it as ” going to town” even though we technically live in the city limits!
Post # 7
I want to see more people answering the polls! I have always been very curious about this.
Post # 8
@daybyday: I know!! I mean, I gather that most Bees live in the city /suburbs… But surely there are a few rural dwellers out there!
Post # 9
We try and only go to town every 2 weeks. Unless we have a special trip which max max once a week. We live about 1h30min from the nearest decent town and 2 hours from something with a walmart and a big grocery store or a craft store etc.
Post # 10
I grew up out in the boonies (a 20-30 minute trip to town) so we only headed that way for specific reasons. I remember after getting my license I would cram everything I needed to get done during the week into one day just so I didn’t have to drive into town a second time and “waste my gas.” Haha
Now that we live in a pretty large city, “town” is walking distance. I still try my best to get all of my running done in one day though, it must be engrained into me!
Post # 11
I live in city limits (pop. 4,500) and we have movies, groceries, restaurants, a hospital and Walmart nearby. However, if I want Target, Lowes, Michael’s or Kohl’s (fancy, right?) that is 100 miles and I go there only a few times a year. All the other shopping (or specialized medical care) has to coincide with vacation!
Post # 12
I lived in rural Ohio right outside of Ashland, KY and Huntington, WV so it was about a 30 minute drive to everything. We would only go to town maybe once or twice a week. It depended on what we had going on and such. There’d be days where we would just drive from OH to KY to OH to WV to get everything completed. Fun times.
Post # 13
Yikes! An hour and 50 minutes????
I’ll rethink getting annoyed when I forget something at the grocery store (15 minute walk, 5 minute drive)
Post # 14
When I lived in the country, we went to the larger nearby town (“nearby” being 75 miles / 1hr 15 minutes; this was the closest town that had a Walmart, shopping mall, etc., ~20,000 people versus ~600 people where I lived.) 1-2 times a week. My parents did most of their grocery shopping in the larger town, and I took dance lessons there.
I’m spoiled now that I live in a city, I get annoyed at driving more than 30 minutes to get somewhere, yet back where I grew up, nobody thinks twice about driving 1+ hrs. When I was in high school, I was driving about 600 miles a week on average (it was 45 miles one-way to my high school!).
Post # 15
We live in town (pop. 2000) but the closest Wal-Mart and King Soopers is an hour away. We usually go grocery shopping every couple weeks or so. Any shopping beyond that (Target, etc.) is 1.5-2 hours.