My friend\'s reception was @ his Gramdma\'s farm a few miles East of the Hamptons. I thought that it was incredible to be on an old farm that close to NYC. Even more incredible was the pink Cadillac hearse that exited the barn and the Elvis impersonator that came out of the coffin to do a 1 hr gig complete with backup singers.....courtesy of the father of the groom who is a retired Suffolk Cty PO and former pres of the local PBA.
On the way from the wedding to the reception I passed several produce stands with tomatoes on the tables that were the size of cantaloupes...I swear!
Interesting neck of the woods that you live in! In your quest for a southern tax/gun friendly state I would suggest AZ/TX/FL.