Curt...I was asked those same questions when I joined the Air Force. I got so used to them that I started going along with them. I started telling people I rode a moose to school and we had these fancy igloos. One of my favorites was telling them that this money thing was new to me, since we used moose nuggets! But I guess, everyone has stereotypical things they think about some states. be sure and give us a shout if you ever come back up!