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.