I'm actually from the other side of southern Illinois. You know, where all the farm land (and not much else) is. I try to be down there for a weekend every few months to visit my dad and drop in on my grandma. She's in a nursing home, and she and all her friends are really excited about the next trip since I'll be bringing the quilly little guy with me.
I dont see many hedgie owners around here so its awesome when i meet one )) if your ever in the metro east again let me know im goin to try and get a hedgehog convention going soon and i would love to meet up and chat with fellow hedgie owners