Monday, March 24, 2008
I saw Patti Abbot doing this and thought it was kind of neat. I also found the source, Travis Erwin, a writer from Texas. So, I thought I'd join in.
Coicindentally, my little part of Michigan, happens to be where Bo ends up living. Wow-- imagine that!
Livingston County, Michigan. It's still mostly rurual, with a swathe of so-called civilation (or at least population) running along the middle where I-96 carves it's path between Detroit and Lansing.
According to the last census records, there were more people in the city of Ann Arbor than their are in all of Livingston County.
A lot of people allegedly move here from the Metro Detroit Area. For me, the "Metro Detroit" area is pretty much anwhere east of, say, Novi. But, I'm a local yokel. The hustle and bustle of downtown Brighton or of the Latson Road interchange is more than exciting enough for me.
With the mix of rural life and city life, I get to see pristine Hummers and beat up pick up trucks with mud up to the mirrors and grass stuck in the grill. Which do you think actually went off-road?
Like Michigan's weather with it's range of possibilities, I find that Livingston County serves me pretty well for writing the settings I'm looking for. And if I don't have what I want here, it's a less than hour to get to Flint (north), Lansing (west) and Ann Arbor (south.) Besides, I've lived here my entire life-- it's the type of area that I've experienced living in. If I were to make up a fictional area, it would surely be like Livingston County.
This is my home. I plan to stay. (Crappy weather, potholes, and wretched economy and all.)