I was raised east of the Cascade Mountains in Yakima. Now I live back on the West side about an hours drive North of Seattle.I could never live anywhere but in Washington State. But I like visiting other places
Looks like my earlier post didn't "take" - Renegade4 and I are from Kingston, Massachusetts. He grew up in Braintree. I grew up in Weymouth. We moved to Pembroke when we got married (May 10, 1970) then moved here in 1979 and expect to be here a while, what with the cost of real estate nowadays. Turns out we're not far from TAO in Hanson, MA - looks like that post was lost, too!
KruzinKat, you are right we did get lost, so here goes again.
I was born and raised in Abington, MA, lived in Abington a while after marriage and Whitman for 4 years, now lived in Hanson for 36 years. This is home as this is the only place our kids 3 boys, 5 grandkids) remember. Since we were not born here we do not classify as "townies", nevertheless we consider it home.
Greenfield, WI - a suburb of Milwaukee and home of the late NASCAR great Alan Kulwicki - about 10 miles from the shore of Lake Michigan (goodness I wish Princess would do a Great Lakes cruise in the summer months! lol)