My wife had never been out of SoCal (‘cept to Vegas) until our first roadtrip back here in 1994. Now she is a confirmed "Mrs Bubba". She went out to Ontario to see her Mom a few weeks back, and returned saying it was great to be ‘home’. That’s a major conversion for her!
I agree with Bushie, come on back and we’ll do a few hundred miles of BBQ and other great food and meet a bunch of nice people too!