But if you haven't already become acquainted with Ben and Erin Napier as they revive their little town of Laurel, Mississippi, you're severely losing out. They are both 34 years old and have two children together, a nine-year-old daughter and a seven-year-old son. Before they opened up the antique store in 2004, they were both working in it.
They are very much in love with each other and want everyone to know it. In fact, they always appear together at public events where they announce that they are married. However, there was no wedding ceremony or reception; instead, they just go about their business as usual.
Erin has long black hair and brown eyes. She is 5 feet 7 inches tall and weighs about 115 pounds. Her husband, on the other hand, has short blond hair and blue eyes. He is 6 feet 1 inch tall and weighs around 170 pounds. Together, they make one happy couple and good role models for young people.
Ben came from a large family. His father had five other wives and 30 children. When Ben was only four years old, his parents divorced. From then on, he went to live with his mother who wanted him to have a better life than what she could give him.
Ben and Erin completely revamp his new digs. Angie took a major risk when she left her job in New York to work as a producer on Home Town. She's ready to make Laurel, Mississippi her permanent home after falling in love with it. Meanwhile, Ben finds himself missing New York and tries to convince Erin that they should move back after all.
They spend the first part of Season 2 adjusting to life in Laurel. When a local restaurant owner offers them a chance to be part of a new show called Dinner Theater, they jump at the opportunity. The more time they spend with the town's other famous resident - Ray Charles - the more they realize that living in Laurel is not for them. So, they try to convince him to let them film one last episode instead. However, this proves to be too much for Ray to handle and before they know it, he has committed suicide. With no choice left, Ben and Erin return to New York without Ray.
Season 3 sees them trying to move on with their lives while also dealing with the aftermath of Ray's death. At first, they believe it was just a heart attack that killed him but soon find out that there was more to it than that. They start to get suspicious when nobody in Laurel comes forward to claim ownership of some of Ray's belongings and begin to wonder if someone else could have been responsible for his death.
When you see the same sights every day, you might lose sight of them. Fortunately, Laurelites enjoy vistas so stunning on their daily drive that no one forgets the Historic District's magnificence. Perhaps you've watched HGTV Home Town and admired Erin and Ben's efforts to bring repaired houses back to life. Well, they're from Laurel and know how beautiful old buildings can be.
Laurel is full of historic homes dating back as early as 1750. Many are still family owned and operated today. You'll also find churches, schools, and businesses that have stood for over a hundred years! There are even two museums dedicated to Maryland history: the Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art and the Walters Art Gallery.
Laurel is home to the University of Maryland School of Nursing. Established in 1876, this school is the oldest state-supported nursing program in the country. Today, it remains true to its founding principles with an emphasis on clinical practice, research, and education. The university system includes 27 campuses throughout the state; however, the only two located in Prince George's County are in Laurel.
Laurel is close to Washington, D.C., offering a variety of activities for tourists. If you're looking for shopping, dining, or entertainment, let me give you some tips.