I was back in Tomball, Texas earlier this morning.
Seriously. I just wandered around my hometown. I went to the front of my old house and saw our ugly Chrysler parked there. I also went and had a look at Tomball Memorial High School. It looks brand new. I decided to leave town after visiting the Sonic near Walmart. Everything was beautiful. The green grass, the stoplights hanging sideways, the nasty pine trees.
I guess what I'm getting at here is that if you ever want to feel really homesick when you're abroad, just go to Google Maps and engage street view. It's as painful as it is beautiful.
...I'll be home someday.