Tennessee is sort of a funny shaped state. North to South, it is only 116 miles, while East to West it stretches 482 miles. Tennessee has three major cities, Knoxville in the East, Nashville in the Middle, and Memphis in the West. Since a great deal of the traffic through Tennessee is along Interstate 40, these three cities are the hubs for their areas. About 80 miles East of Nashville, and about 100 miles West of Knoxville is my hometown of Cookeville, TN. Being on Interstate 40 helps Cookeville to be the jumping off point for people traveling along the Interstate.
I want to start by sincerely thanking Mohamad for inviting me to be a guest here. I have moved several times over the years yet have traveled very little. I want to share with everyone the story of the local area where I have spend my time the last 12 years, Small Town, USA.
There is a misconception that when you tell someone that you live in the New York, they immediately think of New York City. New York is actually a geographic and culturally diverse state. I don’t live in New York City. I live in what we call Upstate New York or more specifically, the Capital District. We are called the Capital District because our State’s Capital, Albany, is located here.
Huge thanks to Mohamad Al Karbi for the invite to guest write in his wonderful blog’s “Around the World” section. I’ve enjoyed Mohamad’s blog since the beginning of my time on WordPress, and have much appreciated his support of mine. He asked me to write the post below about where I come from, and I am excited to do so.
Last week, I was invited by Mohamad, to be a guest blogger for his “Around the World” Category. What an exciting way to celebrate West Michigan! Thank you, Mohamad! ♥
When I contemplate our Great Lakes state, I consistently come back to one word…weather! Living in West Michigan is like living in four completely different locations on Earth, depending on the season! I have used seasonal views of our horse barn, to display the power of Mother Earth!
I am so honored that Mohamad asked me to be a guest author for his Around the World category. I’m a little intimidated. He is one of the greatest bloggers I know and he is very generous with his time and experience to new bloggers like myself.
When most people write about their cities, they have a lot of pictures of famous buildings and lavish architecture. You won’t find that here. You’ll see scenery. It’s all we have and for most of us, it is more than enough.