No longer a resident of the midwest. A few years ago I was "out west" and hearing people who had never left San Diego saying "back east." Is it an "east-coast thing" to consider anything beyond Ohio to be "out west" or does it come from something deeper in our collective geographic perceptions? I don't know the answer, but I'm pretty sure that a year ago I never thought I'd live in New York again.
File that among the thoughts while driving the MG for 8 hours. Got about 6 more today.
Peace be with you, Urbana.
Good morning, Ithaca....