Maybe it's the southern girl in me but...
...one of the things in life I love most is a good front porch on which to sit.
It's the best way to connect with the outside world without ever leaving your house.
This is our front porch:
It's nice, but there are 2 major drawbacks to it. One, and this is perhaps the most important quality in a porch, if you are sitting down you can't see over the wall (where railings would normally be) in order to get the best PEOPLE WATCHING. We live on a busy street, so there are plenty of people walking or biking by to watch...plus the neighbors and all their actions. (I am a very nosy neighbor....but so are the Haney's who own the coffee shop next door....yes, we have a coffee shop 2 houses down...it rocks! They know EVERYTHING about EVERYONE. This week they asked us how camping was....they must have seen us unloading our T-ride stuff! John Haney is a cop so I guess that's in his nature...plus he sits outside all. day. long. smoking cigs.)
The second drawback is that it is LOUD. I love to sit on the porch when I talk on the phone but you can't hear out here for shit because of the cars. Right now it's 8:30 am on Saturday and it's quite pleasant....
Yes, I am enjoying coffee on the front porch as we speak:
Wait! That's not coffee....hahahaha. That picture is from last night. I'm not that much of a drunk.
I hope y'all have a porch to relax on....if not, come on over!