Fabulous time while skiing Purgatory. The snow was just fantastic and the runs were long and varied. We also found the locals to be both helpful and friendly.
I was born in Texas, and spent my first 24 years there. The last 24 have been spent in CA and AZ, so maybe this explains why the locals were confused and treated me with respect and kindness. Not sure what the whole thing is about Texans being treated badly; maybe it has something more to do with the individual's attitude than with the origin.