I’ve enjoyed my stay here.
I just finished cutting the grass here in Little Dixie in northern Missouri. We’ve been delayed from returning home to Alabama and have stayed longer than we expected due to the unexpected car trouble with the transmission we had in Renee’s car out in Excelsior Springs.
Some of the things I like about this area:
- It is adjacent to the Mississippi and Missouri Rivers
- The rolling hills
- The friendly people and the fact that I have spotted several Confederate Battle Flags flying from homes in the area which tells me not everyone packed up and left
- It is 96% White which is striking compared to Montgomery County, AL in the Alabama Black Belt which is 39.5% White. It is something of a culture shock to be around so few black people. I’ve lived my entire life surrounded by black people in Alabama
- It is fairly cheap to live here in rural Missouri
- Strong German Lutheran culture mixed with Anglo-Protestant Southerners which is actually far more suited to my own personal sense of identity and that of my family. This is a great place to breed and raise the Southern Lutheran Übermensch which combines just the right amount of German collectivism with the Southern individualism!
- St. Louis-style pizza and toasted raviolis which I am not supposed to have on my low-carb diet but which I have indulged in anyway while I am here because we don’t have that back home
- My son being around his family here and playing with his cousins
- Proximity to St. Louis and cultural institutions like the St. Louis Zoo, the Saint Louis Art Museum and Saint Louis Science Center
- Actually, Missouri seems more rural than Alabama, which is based. Plus, there seem to be a lot more caves around here to explore like in Hannibal
- There are Amish people at the Wal-Marts around here. I’ve actually seen road signs where you have to slow to down to make sure there aren’t Amish people crossing the road
- Kansas City brisket
- There were plantations here
- Jesse James was from here. The Outlaw Josey Wales was from here (yes, it was a movie, but it was one of Clint Eastwood’s best)
Seriously, it is like the f**king ethnostate up here, but it seems like most of the people who live here don’t realize how good they got it. I’m definitely going to explore buying some rural real estate in this area myself although I doubt that I am cut out for the harsh Missourah winters. I’m looking forward to getting down to the BEACH in Florida on the Gulf Coast when I get back home.
We’re “Salt Life” Southerners!
As for the transmission in wife’s car, it turned out to be TOTALLY SCREWED and I was looking at having to shell out $3,500 to get it replaced, but fortunately it turns out the car was under warranty after all and it has since been towed back to the dealership and it will only cost us $250 to take care of problem and have it replaced. The Lord was looking out for us. It was wise to not get too worried!