I've broken most of my ties to the place where I grew up: Walnut Creek, California USA. I haven't kept in touch with school friends or anyone else who still lives there, with the exception of my parents (now just my dad). The rest of my family doesn't live in Walnut Creek. My parents raised me and my sister far from our grandparents, cousins and other family. I now visit those relatives where they live, elsewhere.
When it comes to Walnut Creek, I prefer elsewhere.
|Yeah, I know. Walnut Creek CA is pretty.|