Friday, July 30, 2010

Misunderestimated

Life in the Middle has really been eye opening.  I did not expect a “Fly-Over” to have much to offer, but I was oh-so wrong.

Yes, I miss the beaches…I still hate bugs…I still really hate humidity.

But KC is pretty sweet.

The food has been surprisingly good.  I have found that I have a love of all things KC BBQ.  There is a cool, little Thai place a couple miles from home.  I have even found an authentic Mexican food place that I would put up against almost any in San Diego.

The arts scene is really good.

All the top acts come here (I am going to see Lady Gaga next Tuesday and even saw Conan O’Brien on his recent “Legally not allowed to be funny on TV” tour).  The art museums are really quality and the nightlife is solid.

The people are amazing.

I had always heard about “Minnesota Nice” and “Southern Hospitality”, but I will put the people who live in the middle against anyone in terms of niceness and hospitality.  When the cashier at the store asks “how are you doing?” it is clear that they really want to know.

I underestimated the middle.

I like it here.

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But I still miss San Diego


7 comments:

Schell Family said...

And San Diego misses you (well, at least I know 4 people who do :)!)

KS said...

So glad that you've found a place that feels like home, BUT we can't even get good "real" Mexican food in San Francisco....did you really find it in The Middle???? Like "crispy tacos with shredded beef" real? "Taquitos with guac" real??? Oh my gosh....so hungry right now :)

Bogart in P Towne said...

Real Mexican is more than crunchy tacos and yellow cheese...while I love me some taquitos and crispy tacos, I am talking real, non-greasy mexican food.

Claire said...

That's right, we have real mexican, like huitlacoche quesadillas and fried squash blossoms! Now I'm hungry!

April said...

I am so happy you are back! I have missed you and Claire! Glad you are happy in the middle!

KS said...

Ok, you guys win. I'm impressed...and definitely feeling like a Gringo....huitla-WHAT?! ;)

WILLIAM said...

How could one not love KC BBQ.