An exchange between my father and a friend of his, both of whom were raised in villages on the island of Terceira, upon hearing that their sons (myself and a friend, both of whom were raised in southern California) hung out together on the east coast:
"These guys go to New York easier than we used to go to the city."
"It's true. We hardly ever left the village. Maybe once a month. But we used to have to walk."
"Yeah, I guess if they had to walk they wouldn't make that trip so often."