I grew up in a small town in northern Minnesota, but I am far more at home here in the cities. I spent some time in the Navy, stationed in Washington state on the USS Alabama. Still have not really seen the world though... foreign ports tend to have a problem with all the nuclear fission materials on board.
I miss the ocean, but go on several fishing trips each year to get out on a lake or river. I have a real aquatic bone I guess.