LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Italian transplant enjoys Crestview life

Published: Wednesday, January 30, 2013 at 10:15 AM.

I loved (Arts & Entertainment Editor Brian Hughes') article on Crestview being like everywhere else. (Crestview Bulletin, Jan. 23, 2013, Opinion)

My husband and I moved to Crestview this past summer from Italy. We had a house here from the time he was stationed at Eglin and we made a decision to settle down here.

Not an easy decision, especially after living in Europe and enjoying the city life my entire life.

But you know what? The first morning here, I saw squirrels in my back yard. I couldn't remember the last time I saw a squirrel. Maybe it was in a zoo when I was a kid.

The same day, I saw deer by the road on State Road 85. I was screaming with joy! You cannot see deer in the city.

The next day, I saw a blue jay and a cardinal on the fence. Wow!

I am a city girl and I occasionally miss that cosmopolitan lifestyle, but regular visits to Ocala, Tampa and St. Pete, where our families live, take care of that 'craving.'

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