This is an old article I wrote many years ago when we first set out looking for a place to raise the kids. Looking for paradise.
A rare, two-parent household with kids and a dog but nowhere to call home. Sure, we could stay in Dullsville but that’s like saying: The bird can stay in the cage. But it wants to fly!
Even if we could afford it, we were never the type to be limited to just a two week vacation in paradise. We wanted to live there and our search for it began in Key West, which as it turned out, would have been pretty close - if we hadn’t had kids.
Paradise evolves and reshapes in much the same ways that we do. Our paradise shifted and transformed with each new experience and it was a long time before we could pinpoint exactly what we were looking for.