For this blog, forget Internet/gadgets that now "tell" you how to get where you're going.
Remember when we used road maps to find our way?
If you read a road map "back then", you would find your way somewhere. Isn't the journey to LOVE kinda like that? Don't you have to follow a "path", go in a certain "direction", to find true love?
Romance books use a road map/path/directions to get their heroines to their heroes. It's called a PLOT...and it's never an easy journey. There are always bumps in the road, detours, obstacles, slowdowns, wrong turns...just as you might find if following a map to some unknown destination.
Why don't we send our heroes and heroines on a fantasy journey using a road map and find "LOVE"?
How many cities in the United States are called "Love"? I did some searching on the Internet and here's some that I found:
Variations for the word "Love" in cities around the country:
Lovers Leap, CA (tragic idea!)
Love Canal, NY (not very appealing)
Love Hill, AL
Love Lady, TN
Love Lake, MO
Loveless, AL (sad!)
Love Point, MD
Loveland Park, OH
Loves Corner, IL
Loves Park, IL
Most of those sound like interesting places to check out...do they live up to their names? Does "LOVE" define each city and hold some type of special magic for those seeking romance? Maybe I should have checked city names that have "things" to do with love and romance.
I actually did find a couple that might interest you. How about Horneytown, NC? Or, Romance, AK?
And then there's my favorite, Intercourse, PA. I've actually been to Intercourse more than once. Quaint little Amish city...mostly a tourist spot. Will you put that on your list of places to visit?
Story idea: What if I have my heroine visit cities with "Love" in their names, and looks for "Mr. Right"?
Hmm...sounds like a good idea!
Photos: Flickr: Andii, Amanda "Bake It Pretty", lorigami's photostreams.
Also: Mapquest: Intercourse, PA