Tough to argue with the Simpsons.
This is where I’m from:
Largely true. Especially the part of people taking selfies at the demolition of old Kodak buildings. They really do that. (My entire family used to work at Kodak.) The shot of the Bills fans … may look familiar to regular readers of this blog.
Pretty derelict, right?
However, there is no place that I would rather be than there. I can be anywhere at any time — well, this is what I tell my editors. I travel. I’ve always traveled. I’ve never done anything other than travel.
But all I really want to do is go home — although there’s not any check boxes for this on my itinerary. Each football season I sneak back there a few times and make good on my season tickets in the Rock Pile, but that’s all I can manage.
I keep saying this over and over again on this blog: places are about people. I don’t care about pyramids and towers and paintings of ugly ladies. What’s so great about looking at something? To say that you looked at it? Yup, I looked at that, now I can tell everybody that I looked at that. I care about the experience of being somewhere, and this is all about the people there.
But maybe I say this just because I’m from Upstate New York. Good people is all we got.
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