Where I come from,
There were hills. Tumbleweeds. Coyotes. Old man "Buzz" in his trailer across the street. The view of the city from up there was incredible at sunset.
Every night we rotated between Stadium pizza and bean and cheese burritos. It set my culinary preferences for life.
The street was where it all happened. Block parties, water balloon fights, bike ramps and basketball courts.
I still drive buy every now and then, and see how big the trees have gotten. I'm impressed every time.