We go to Kassel at Christmas, to Andrea's parents. Where would I go in the U.S.? No old haunts: Detroit, where I was born? Nobody there. Palo Alto, where I lived the most before moving to Europe? No family there. Toledo, of the late seventies? God forbid (at least since my Dad finally escaped there to go to Seattle). Ann Arbor? My Mom moved to Wisconsin.
So wherever I would go, it would not be to haunts from childhood and university!
Friday, December 29, 2006
No old haunts
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Funny, I feel that way too. My mom is still in Bakersfield but in a new house on the other side of town. My dad is in Hawaii. Ironically, I've been in Philadelphia for the last two winter holiday festivities, at David's parents'.
I don't think I have been back to Philly since 1995. Once I was done with my degree, I had little reason to visit there anymore. Of course, I do have friends there, but when I am in the U.S., I always focus on seeing my family first and foremost.
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