love nature, still refuse to learn how to fix cars, and know that tornadoes don't care if you're a local. But I still get confused sometimes, here out of my element. You can take the girl out of New York, etc.
One thing that never quite clicked in my head until embarrassingly recently was that where there is a Canal Street, there is often also a canal. Like in Shelton, for example. A canal and a lock and a dam. Who knew?
(There's some more information here and here and an amazing picture here.)