Yin's in the south (N Cackalackie) are always whining about the yankees & how NC is soooooooo much better. Well, what yin's don't know is that up north here, we got mountains too, and beaches. We got the great lakes (with beautiful) beach's as well as the east side we got the ocean. LAST winter was nothing, but if we do get pounded with snow we just give the wife a shovel & send her up on the roof, and send the kids out to take care of the driveway. We MIGHT just make them some hot cocoa if it is'nt too early. Y'all go up to Boone to see the snow and figger out what a snowball is or whut "hopping cars" means. Summers get to 85-90 so it's good tanning. We get the seasons. It's great. If we get bored we can put on our bullet proof vests & sit on the porch & watch the street urchins shoot at each other; now & then they will get one & we can all scream ye-haw OR we can always go to the river banks & watch the police dragging the river; now & then they hook somebody that obviously pissed off the Gotti boys!!! ALWAYS something to do! It's better than sitting in a crowd of smelly toothless drunk yo-yo's watching cores driving in circles or going out behind the barn with yo sister, mama, daddy or cousin! You complain about the high cost of living up north. Well, ya get what ya pay for; paved roads, police & fire protection, food stamps & medicaid, etc etc, OR you can live with y'all and have none of it. Hey, our pay scale makes up the difference. SO, it all comes down to whatcha want and are ya happy. That's ALL that matters!
PS: There IS a reason the north won the war and there is a reason we let y'all have it back! Good luck!