Then my family and I moved to Pensacola, Florida. I attended middle school, grades(6-8). The US is very wide and spread open, in Europe roads are smaller, walking was very common in Europe, however in the States you need a vehicle 80% of the time to go places. I have vague memories of this time period, but I have a memory of when we were in New Orleans and I had grits for the first time. I feel that Florida has one of the prettiest white sand beaches. I remember, and this was back in the early 80’s, that alcohol and smoking was still an issue for kids in the states. ( kids want to try the unknown of alcohol and smoking, however those things are escapes that are a temporary, empty numbness, and can be life threatening to ones health) I had a significant incident during grade (6-8) that impacted and altered who I was. I remember the American television being different from Spain or Sicily, more channels and longer hours of TV broadcasting.