Fish Out of Water

Musings and observations about life from an East Coast native now living on the Left Coast in the California State Capitol since 2004. This fish has made her home in Madison, WI (7 years); Portland, OR (2 years); Las Vegas, NV (7 months); Middlebury, VT (3 summers); Marne-la-Vallee, a small town east of Paris, France (6 months); Middletown, CT (3 years); and Marshfield, MA, the fish's coastal hometown 40 miles south of Boston (17 years).

Location: Sacramento, California, United States


Day 106: Friendly Folk

I went for a run this morning and was struck by how friendly most folks were as we passed each other.  Runners, joggers, walkers, cyclists, dogs walking their humans - almost everyone offered a friendly verbal greeting or wave or smile or all three.

This experience was quite a contrast to my run along the lake shore in Chicago last weekend, when most people were very closed off and some were even rude, especially the various training groups that rarely moved aside or demonstrated good path-sharing techniques as they progressed through their designated workout.

Overall, I do find that Sacto citizens tend to be rather friendly and down-to-earth, which makes living here quite enjoyable.


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