Sunday, 4 March 2018

New Englanders - don't mess with us!

So I have a neighbour who wanders around with her dog, but is always on her 'phone, with the speaker on.

As I sat outside with my dog this afternoon I could not help but hear this.

"But they are all New Englanders.  When people from the mid-West move to California they become Californians"

But I am not into New Englanders.  They come here for the winter, but they are always New Englanders.  

I suppose that I should be grateful for the luxury of living in Florida".


Oh dear! I beg to differ.

1)  They are not all New Englanders: -  follow the road maps.

Here is I-75. 

I-75 is the seventh longest Interstate Highway, the second longest north-south after I-95, and passes through six different states: Florida, GeorgiaTennesseeKentuckyOhio, and Michigan. The major metropolitan areas that I-75 connects to includes (from south to north) Miami, TampaAtlantaCincinnati, and Detroit.

Most of the snow-birds in western Florida use I-75 and are  from the mid-west

Here is I-95.

 I-95 is the main Interstate Highway on the East Coast of the United States,[running largely parallel to the Atlantic Ocean coast and U.S. Highway 1, serving areas from Florida to Maine. In general, I-95 serves the major cities of the Eastern Seaboard and metropolitan areas such as MiamiJacksonvilleSavannahFayetteville, and Richmond in the Southeast; and Washington, D.C.BaltimoreWilmingtonPhiladelphiaNew York CityNew HavenProvidenceBoston, and Portland in the Mid-Atlantic up to the Northeast.

Most of the snow-birds in eastern Florida use I-95 and are from Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York, and New England.

(2) As an honorary New Englander I assert that (generally speaking) people from Maine, Vermont, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Rhode Island and Connecticut are the smartest and wisest of all Americans!

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