Sunday, September 12, 2010

51. Excitable

51. Excitable
(adj) easily energized
Location Placed: Freehold Raceway Mall, Freehold, New Jersey
Date Placed: 9/12/10 5:35pm

Ah, the mall of my childhood. Growing up in New Jersey, it's a joke that no matter where you live you are no more than 20 miles from 3 malls. (Or something like that.) And it was true, I lived near 3 malls and a 4th was a stones throw further. But this was my "home mall" where I visited the Easter Bunny, or Santa (depending on the impending holiday.) The place I hung out in my teen years with friends. The mall I bought my first pair of work crease pants from. (I actually saw the guy who sold them to me not too long ago and he remembered.)

But now this mall isn't the closest one to me and I visit it far less frequently. Since I moved, they've completely revamped its look in a better way (except for the choices in the food court, which I am not pleased with.) Going there still feels like a little piece of my past though.

Do you have any place like that? A place where, no matter the amount of time that has past, you feel like you're "home?"

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  1. Adorable.
    Love the pink.
    Great question!
    I have to ponder that one :)

    I have an idea for a fall related crane: a pumpkin patch :)

  2. I totally feel that way towards the small town I grew up in here in California. I went away to college and when I moved back I choose to live fairly close to my original place of birth, so even though it's only 20 minutes away from my new home in San Francisco, it feels more like home then anywhere else ever will. AND we even sold our house there :(