After moving back to Canada a few years ago, we decided to avoid the winter by staying a couple of months in Florida. It is bringing back memories of our move in 1996 from Ottawa to Dallas.
The weather is great..the shopping is fabulous..lots of roads..every product and service available..restaurants galore..mail delivery on Saturday..cheap gasoline..hundreds of TV channels..convenience..low taxes..lots of beautiful women with plastic surgery..gated communities..
But then there are the other sides of the USA:
Areas you should avoid due to crime..anyone could have a gun..TV news that sounds like we are living the apocalypse..Trump Trump Trump on the news..homeless people living on the streets..billboards..lawyer ads..get rich quick schemes..you have to drive to get anything..little recycling, lots of trash..
It just goes to show you that there is no perfect place to live. You have to know your priorities and decide accordingly.
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