You know you're from Tri-Cities when...

  • a dusting of snow delays school 2 hours
  • a wreck on the Blue Bridge has made you late for work
  • you pass 5 roundabouts on your way to work
  • your snowmen are made from tumbleweeds
  • cruising Clearwater was your idea of a good time
  • a trampoline rolls down your street at least once a year
  • you get excited for rain
  • you know what a Spud Nut is
  • you know what a hydroplane is
  • you can have snow and tumbleweeds in your yard at the same time
  • you've never been anywhere with worse wind
  • you get why your mascot is an "American"
  • you wear flip flops AND a hooded sweater to school
  • you gave up explaining your hometown isn't green a long time ago
  • it's normal for it to snow one day and be in the 60s the next
  • you still love "Cotton Eye Joe" by Rednex
  • you grew up in a house described by a letter of the alphabet
  • you don't ride a bike because of fear of goatheads
  • you've seen a tumbleweed the size a car
  • you understand when someone asks you to make a reservation for Radcon
  • you remember driving past a sewer plant to get to Richland
  • the idea of a little radiation doesn't freak you out
  • the freeway ditches are full of cars after it snows one inch
Maegan Murray, TSM