Join Date: Jan 2014
Location: Orange Park, FL
I grew up in Jersey City, NJ, just outside of New York City. I left when I was 17, joining the Marine Corps and getting the hell out of there. Throughout my career its been all military towns, as you can imagine, but after retiring in 2004 I've been looking for the quiet life! Right now, I work at Cecil field in Jacksonville, Florida, but live south of there in a fairly small town... small section of that town anyway! If I were to find myself in a big city I'm not overwhelmed or uncomfortable at all.
To be honest, I don't even like going into Jacksonville unless I absolutely have to. I've traveled back to NJ/NY quite a few times to see family, and while I have a blast when I'm there, I'm all too happy to get back home to the more quiet settings! A few years ago I took my fiancé back home to meet family... and I arranged a tour of New York City and a Met game. While she said she enjoyed it she said that it was a check in the block and didn't see the need to revisit! LMAO
Love traveling though. I prefer the back roads and sleepy towns, but all trips are good!
USMC 1982 - 2004
"There are only two kinds of people that understand Marines: Marines and the enemy. Everyone else has a second-hand opinion."
~Gen. William Thornson, U.S. Army~