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Absurdly Rural

A creative life in our little neck of the woods.

Why Absurdly Rural?

My idea for this blog began with an article in Sunset Magazine, titled” 20 Ultimate Fantasy Towns: Tired of the daily grind, find a slower paced, stress free life in these dream towns.” Sounds great! In this article, they featured our lovely mountain town of Boulder Creek, California. It’s quite an honor to be featured in Sunset, so I was excited to read what they had to say about our quaint little town.

Foggy view of the valley below
Foggy view of the valley below

Well, this is what they had to say.
“Just over the hill from shmancy Woodside, absurdly rural Boulder Creek (and neighbor La Honda) has the open space to keep cyclists, hikers, and horses happy.”

That’s it? Wow, we have closer rural neighbors than La Honda and yes, parts of Woodside are pretty “shmancy”, but Absurdly Rural?

arial view of Boulder Creek by Shelly Crowley
Arial view of our little neck of the woods

Now that I take a look at this view of Boulder Creek from Crest Ranch (photo by Shelly Crowley), we do look just a bit remote from our neighbors in Silicon Valley!

But, still…

The Merriam-Webster dictionary defines Absurd as…
1: ridiculously unreasonable, unsound, or incongruous <an absurd argument>
2: having no rational or orderly relationship to human life: meaningless <an absurd universe; also lacking order or value <an absurd existence>

Hmmm… I’m starting to feel a bit less honored!

I’ll show you a bit about small town, rural life, celebrating the community of families, friends, artists and merchants.  Boulder Creek has an interesting and colorful history.  We are at the gateway to Big Basin State Park, where you can see some of the tallest and oldest Redwood trees in the world! There is a lot to celebrate and share while you follow my husband Mike and I, happy in our absurdly rural and creative life!

~Carol

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