It's been a long time since I last saw you. It was 2010 and only for a week. And I haven't been a resident since I was almost four. I hope you'll welcome me back with open arms...and less heat and humidity. And maybe to sweeten the deal, you could get a few more author events, preferably during the summer when I'll be home?
You're a beautiful state with your mountains, and hills, and forests. You even have a beach! (Albeit, it's on a very cold ocean, but it's still a beach.) You're also home to my very best friend in the world. While I'll miss my friends in Illinois very much, I'm glad to be close to Kelly again.
I'll only be residing in you about four months out of the year, but I think we'll get along nicely.