Glad to be back home, I've realized that I'm already turning into one of those expat whiners, complaining about the traffic, noise and crowdedness as soon as you cross the California border.
This reminds I gotta move out of CT....Well that didn't take long! Were you a native SOCAL? I was VERY happy to leave Houston back in 1986 and move to one of the least populated States in the Union. The population of Los Alamos County has not changed much in the 34 years I have lived here as there is literally no free land to build on. It's all owned by the DOE, the US Forest Service or the Eight Northern NM Pueblo's. Quite a cultural change for sure but if we want to get back to the real world it's just a short drive away to either SF or ABQ.
This reminds I gotta move out of CT....
Sure.....lolBut CT always comes out on the top of so many list!