You city guys are funny!!
Ain't they though?
My perspective, after having lived half my life in urban and the other in rural now is
going to be different, of course - but almost all of the concerns expressed herein about
restrictions, taxation, oppressive laws and such - simply don't exist where I am.
I am here intentionally - I believe I belong
here - expressly because
it's still capital "A"
As Greg says, I can walk out the back door and target shoot on my range anytime I like.
No entity tells me what I can or cannot do with my property. The nearest neighbor is over
a quarter mile away - and I can see them from here quite easily (scope required for sharp
focus, of course
Folks here mind their own business and leave you be, unless you invite interaction - yet
I can strike up a conversation with anyone, anywhere at the drop of a hat, too.
It's hard to explain to people who haven't experienced it - and it's funny to watch folks not
from here experience it for the first time.
They're absolutely befuddled. Gotta love that...
It ain't for everybody. A lot of folks have become accustomed, even dependent, on all that
urban life entails and if I'm honest, there were some conveniences to it when I lived there.
Also to be honest now though - I don't miss a one of them and whatever we need (and me?
Lord knows, I have medical handlers galore these days) is available fairly close by, too.
I didn't like the influx of "yankees" (actually, they're mostly from places like Michigan, Colorado,
Florida and the like) at first, with the county seemingly ALL for sale, but the land values have gone
nuts to the point where all that has slowed down some now.
As long as whoever comes acknowledges why
things are they way they are here and makes an
effort to assimilate (rather than CHANGE things), I got no beef with 'em.
Besides, it's kinda fun to mess with them - especially the ones that are still new enough not to
be used to strangers being friendly. That's a hoot.