“I don't know where my road is going, but I know that I walk better when I hold your hand.” –Alfred de Musset
Home is where the heart is or in our case where the boat is docked, but we knew when we sold our home that we wanted to find somewhere to put roots down again. We've spent the last three years trying to figure out exactly where that would be. I've always felt that when it was the right time and we were in the right place we would know. Things do seem to fall into place when they are supposed to.
Our oldest son graduated from high school in 2004 starting a series of changes in our lives. His leaving for college was our first major change, every 6 1/2 to 7 years has brought new chapters to our story. Bringing us new adventures. Our next big change came when we left South Texas on The Pearl in 2011. We spent seven seasons cruising the ICW, the Bahamas, New England, Maine, Canada and the Erie Canal. It was a wonderful nomadic life, but when part of our family moved to Pennsylvania we decided to find a seasonal slip for The Pearl. That brought us to Ithaca and the beautiful Finger Lakes. We have truly loved being in this area. We've been there for seven summers...time to add a new twist to our lives.
The last two falls we’ve spent time in central Pennsylvania. We had many reasons for doing this...one was to wait for the weather to cool off in Texas, another to hike in the area and the third was to see if you would like to live here. Finding a place we liked in the area would put us close to our family in Bloomsburg. Last fall we found the perfect place to set down roots. It doesn’t mean we’ll leave Rockport or give up living on The Pearl, but it gives us a more permanent place and a place to keep our things. Our new community is Lewisburg, PA.
The Borough of Lewisburg is a historic community located on the banks of the beautiful Susquehanna River in Union County Pennsylvania with a population of just over 5,000. It was founded in 1785 and has been the primary commercial center of the county from its earliest days.
With the influence of Bucknell University and its well-preserved architectural housing styles, the community is vibrant, as well as charming. The downtown is on the National Register of Historic Places and is known as "Pennsylvania Town" among historians due to its distinct city layout developed in colonial Pennsylvania. The buildings that still exist along the streets of this historic town represent nearly every historic style. Cast-iron, three-globe lamp posts line the streets, producing a soft glow that adds to its charm in the evenings. This amazing little town is considered to be one of the best preserved 19th century communities in the nation.
It’s an agricultural area and there are many stores and farmer markets that sell fresh food...fruit, vegetables, dairy and meats year round. Rolling hills, beautiful farms, covered bridges and amazing places to ride bikes and hike.
The back of the house.