I have lived in 15 states in my life. I left my home state of Florida at age 19. I have lived all over this country till 12 years ago when I settled in Texas. I am now 65. I have lived in the north, the south, the east, and the west. I have lived in big cities, and small towns and all sizes in between. I have lived in mountains, in deserts, on the plains, near lots of woods, rivers, beaches, hot climates and cold climates, Most states have great things about them and I love to visit them. I settled on Texas because it has the widest range of climates, deserts, hills, beaches, big cities, little towns, and tons of things to see and do. I love it here. And I am guessing that 90% of the people making nasty remarks about Texas have never been here unless it was to change planes or to drive through the state on I20.