Whenever I’m away from my much-maligned homeland of South Carolina, I tend to get kind of nostalgic. There’s just something about the salty, sauna-like atmosphere that can’t really be replaced by any other environment.
Also, despite it’s reputation for ridiculously misguided politicians, propensity to cook things in bacon grease, and general suspicion that Deliverance could easily be recreated in most towns outside of Charleston and Greenville (sorry Columbia…), South Carolina is still one heck of a beautiful place. We also, apparently, (and I’m not biased or anything) have some very good-lookin’ citizens: http://www.travelandleisure.com/articles/americas-most-and-least-attractive-people/2
Sooo… I may tend to flee South Carolina like it’s the Zombie Apocalypse, but I’ll always think of it as home.