“It’s no coincidence that in no known language does the phrase “As pretty as an airport” appear” – Douglas Adams
I’ve been everywhere, man! – The problem with that is not knowing what”s going on half the time. I wish I had a dollar for every time someone tried to give me directions by asking me a question only a local would know. “You know where the old Johnson place used to be?” As if somehow knowing where something used to be is going to help me get somewhere important today. I once asked a gas station clerk where I might find a diner in town. His response: “Er… what’s that? Oh! You mean one a dem dar places you eat breakfast?” Yes. I’ve been pretty scared by the locals in a number of states.
I have mostly come to love people all over the US and beyond through my experiences. Frankly, i don’t care anymore how you talk or dress or what you drive. Lotus, Lexus, Lowrider or lemon…it’s all transportation and it can all be cool or totally unappreciated by anyone. (I showed up to one school and the seniors were driving tractors into the lot! No joke. One guy came in a state of the art Combine!)
Travel teaches. I think you should travel more. :)