I grew up in Illinois and hunted morels every spring, but I joined the Army in 1997 and moved around for the next 10+ years. In 2003 I found some monsters at Fort Drum, which is in northern New York, by chance and got hooked again. In 2003 I was transferred to PA and later VA where I was engulfed by my job I forgot about morels for a while. This past Easter I visited my mother in Illinois, and found these three morels near the creek behind her house on Sunday afternoon. They have brought back my passion for morel hunting. I now reside in TX and did not think morels would grow here, until I found the Texas Forum on this forum. I also spend time in Colorado and found their forum as well. Glad I found this forum!