I spent most of my life in the Quad Cities which is located on the Mississippi River about 150 miles West of Chicago. We moved to Phoenix in 1996 to enjoy the last years of our parents and to live in the year round sunshine. It's always fun to visit your home town, and that's what we did for the entire month of October. I have family there and in Milwaukee so it was fun being with them and seeing tons of old friends.
One of the trip's highlights was appearing on the local NBC station. As a guest on the Paula Sands Live show we talked about technology and promoted a computer seminar that I gave to the Quad Cities Computer Society. You can watch that TV interview here and see the QCS write-up here. If you watch the TV interview, promise that you won't call me the Goodyear Blimp! I'm really not that plump.
One thing I don't miss about the Midwest is the nasty weather. It rained almost the entire time we were there and only experienced a few nice days. But of course we remember the fun more than the weather.