You always crack me up!
Are there any "quarter backs" out there?
I know several, they are Yankees from South Florida who have moved to North Florida. They wrongly assume that as you get closer to their birthplace, grits aren't automatically included on every meal served before noon and begin a desperate search for a diner with fresh bagels.
Culturally, I grew up very close to my birthplace. South Florida, especially the corner of Broward County where I spent some 25 years, was considered the sixth borough of New York City. As you head North from there, you are actually getting closer to Dixieland.
Maybe you should spend some more time here in Western North Carolina. We have exactly 90 days of each season with 5 "flex" days each year (6 in leap years). These "flex" days include the weather of four or more seasons in one day and can happen at any point during the calendar year.
Someone claiming a casual familiarity with welding equipment can make great inroads here in the Appalachian Engineering Community where hybrid vehicles have been in use since before the invention of what is commonly know as "hybrid" vehicles of today. This wind-powered example is typical of about a third of the cars on the road here:
A school bus / aeroplane / motorcycle / lean-to, although not commonplace, would be innovative enough to find you in good stead with these folks. They even have an airport limo service that you can use for your initial visit:
At any rate, you could stop by and check it all out on your way to Damn, New Mexico.