"The Ancient Elf" Rillifane's Profile
Travels - Introduction
A few years ago I found that I'd made enough money to be able to quit working as an attorney and promptly did so.
I moved from St. Louis, Missouri to Texas, first to Dallas and, after a couple of years there to tiny, rural Flint in East Texas. Quite a place to wind up for someone who was born in New York City.
I decided I needed a little more land to wander over than the typical postage stamp sized city lot. So now I'll have three acres of pine and oak forest with my own creek.
I've equipped myself with a tractor and a tiller and have grandiose schemes for creating an English country garden complete with fountains, fishponds, footbridges, woodland trails and the occasional gazebo (maybe even a horse and a couple of goats).
My travels have been fairly limited for the last few years as I've settled into my new home and adapted to the leisurely life of an ex-workaholic. Its been three years since I've set foot out of the United States, a remarkably long time by my former standards.
For a more general view, non-travel oriented view of my life, you can read my LiveJournal
There's a bumper sticker a lot of us have on our pick-up trucks. It reads: "I wasn't born in Texas but I got here as soon as I could."
I'm one of those folks being a transplanted New Yorker.
The history of Texas is filled with people who ran from bankruptcy, bad love affairs and the law to make a new life for themselves.
Its big and brash, filled with exuberance and excess, and utterly unashamed.
Its also welcoming and friendly.
When I first came to Texas a few years ago, I wandered into Stan's Blue Note on Greenville Avenue in Dallas. Within a few minutes someone asked "where y'all from?" I said that I had just moved to Dallas. "Hey everybody," my interogator announced, "We got us a New Texan." "Let me buy you a beer," were his next words.
That's what Texas is. A place that says no matter who you are or where you're from, you're one of us, no further questions asked.
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