Hi, from New Rochelle. New Yawk. Westchester county, richest in the U.S., according to a rumor being spread by my daughter. The county includes Chappaqua, where Billary purchased a home in the 3-5 mil range.
The foliage is pretty. The golf course is pretty. The houses are cute. The brooks babble at your feet. There's an Ursuline school for girls, very impressive looking, nicely landscaped. Thomas Paine lived here at some point in his life. Keep all that in mind as you pay $3.83 for a gallon of regular gas, $4.50 for a pack of cigs (and that's below average), fight traffic all day long, and pay $120 a night for your motel room, cheapest we could find. A friend of my daughter's, who caddies for his sister, was shouted at six times his first day in town, each shout punctuated by the word 'asshole,' and at no time had he any idea what offense he might have committed.
To top it all off, you can putt from the back of the ninth green and watch your ball travel the entire length and breadth of it until it rolls off the front and 50 feet back down the hill into the fairway, from where you can wedge it back on to the green to a flag you can't see and watch the whole thing over again.
I don't want to live here, either, even though Peony is in some way connected to it.
However, there is some good news. I made Spanning the Globe twice in the same week. So you see, dreams can come true.
I was also going to say something about St. Ignatius, but I'm too tired.