glacierfrost wrote:Bay Area native moving to Philly. I wonder if they have bomb ass taco trucks there?
Mexican food sucks anywhere east of New Mexico and north of Nevada. I lived in the mid west for a few years and went to several "mexican" restaurants where the beans were served out of a can, the rice was white and the beef tasted like bar-b-que sauce. I have cousins from all over the eastern seaboard and they report that that is the same everywhere. Some paces have decen Cuban and puerto rican, but no Bomb ass taco trucks. man I miss Taco trucks.
I've found a good Mexican place here in Durham. Not as good as the Oaxacan place I used to live by in Los Angeles (oh Juquila, I miss you), but very serviceable. You've got to know what to order though.
Moving across country efficiently means selling your furniture, and limiting yourself to what you can carry in a car. Go with used furniture (and I mean CHEAP used) for everything except a bed so that you can torch it and move on again in 3 years. Everything else purchase at target or some equivalent. That will cost you way less.
I've lived in Vermont, Norcal, Oregon, Socal, and Durham in that order. Most anything is doable. If you are from California (coastal Southern California especially) you will definitely miss the weather. Driving across the US is fun, and if you can find a way to, I'd recommend spending a couple extra days in the pretty parts (IE rockies and points west) and then driving the rest as quickly as you can. It's worth seeing, especially if you haven't before.