As most experienced birders know, there is a huge birding festival in Harlingen, my hometown since the eighth grade. (I'm now a little older than that . . . like 27 years older than that.)
Why wasn't this festival going on when I lived there??? All these big time birders go to that festival. The worst part is that I found out that one of the big bird sanctuaries is literally right behind my parents' neighborhood!
Here I am, in Central Penna., far far away from the cool birds of the Valley.
Ripped off, man. Harlingen kinda sucked when I lived there. Now it's a hip and happening birdy place. Figures.