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#25 The-Vulture-DSA

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Posted 04 April 2005 - 08:19 AM

thank god for growing up living in a huge city in california!

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Posted 04 April 2005 - 08:31 AM

thank god for growing up living in a huge city in california!

Yeah, but you missed learning how to field dress a dear or catch loggerhead snapping turtles with your bare hands and keep all your fingers.

There's a lot to be said for country livin'. It sure ain't for everyone. Some of my cousins would come down and by the second day we'd have to drive to the post office to call their parents to come back and get them.

It sure ain't nothin' like them city folks that go to a "Dude Ranch" to rough it, when they have maid service in the rooms.

Don't get me wrong. I love the city. I've lived in cities from Boston to Baton Rouge to San Francisco. I want to get out to LA to see the Kodak Theater and the Guggenheim. We have a museum going up down hear designed by the same architect, Frank Geary.

I might live on the edge of a National Wildlife Refuge but I like having my cable modem and being a few hundred yards from the water.

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Posted 04 April 2005 - 10:13 AM

I might live on the edge of a National Wildlife Refuge but I like having my cable modem and being a few hundred yards from the water.

Aaah the best of both worlds. I am a child of the big city. If I do not have a 24hr super Wal-Mart every two miles, I get worried I may be out in the boonies. Back to nature for me is having to walk to the back yard to get the water hose. I love concrete... give me brick and mortar any day of the week. Besides, you are aware that wooded areas and forests are prime areas aliens abduct people from?

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Posted 04 April 2005 - 11:02 AM

lived in Orlando, FL for a little over 12 years...got tired of being elbow to elbow with every moron under the sun (and there's plenty of both in FL) and moved back to Idaho.

Boise = about 350,000 or so in metro area, mountains 10 minutes from home, small town living (feeling) with large town things (Best Buys, Costco, ECHL Pro Hockey, CBA pro basketball etc)
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Posted 04 April 2005 - 11:31 AM

I grew up in western Pennsylvania, moved to Cali at 14 and got out as soon as I could. Haven't lived in the city since. Gotta have fresh air and critters runnin through my yard.:)

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Posted 04 April 2005 - 03:35 PM

I love concrete... give me brick and mortar any day of the week

Being a mason, I love it when people say such things.hehe

#31 The-Vulture-DSA

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Posted 04 April 2005 - 04:40 PM

Oh yah? Well i grew up in a valley with alot of horse ranches. Had Jack rabits, snakes and what not all around. As kids we would explore the trails while we were "at a friends house" and we went camping alot. Times have changed sence then but i understand wanting to live outside a city. I just got too used to driving ten minuts to work, having alot of computer shops around town with really competitive prices, and alot of good computer jobs for geeks like me.

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Posted 04 April 2005 - 04:47 PM

I grew up in western Pennsylvania, moved to Cali at 14 and got out as soon as I could. Haven't lived in the city since. Gotta have fresh air and critters runnin through my yard.:)


Amen to that...we moved out of the metro Cleveland area back into the country on a couple of acres.

Now I can deer hunt in my back yard, or go inside and surf on broadband. :D

#33 The-Vulture-DSA

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Posted 04 April 2005 - 04:50 PM

See i live in San Diego so i can go surf, club, shop, hike, exc exc withought going outside a 30 min drive. Plus the weather is the best here its nicely in the 70's with a cool brese! Beat that nature lovers!!!!

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Posted 04 April 2005 - 05:25 PM

i grew up here in Southern Idaho, in Twin Falls, same city where Evel Kenievel or whatever the hell his name is tried to jump the Snake River Canyon...plus there's a little canyon that runs around the other end of town called Rock Creek Canyon...South Hills are about 35 minutes south, Sun Valley area is about 1h north...

population about 26,000

then i moved to Orlando, population about 2.5million in metro...and lived there 12 years...good god.

everytime i visit the office in Hayward, CA, i see worse than Orlando...freakin SF/Oakland/San Jose = people packed in tighter than toilet paper on a roll....
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Posted 04 April 2005 - 05:37 PM

See i live in San Diego so i can go surf, club, shop, hike, exc exc withought going outside a 30 min drive. Plus the weather is the best here its nicely in the 70's with a cool brese! Beat that nature lovers!!!!

Gotta love San Diego. My favorite part of visiting is the airport landing. Almost as much fun as the old airport in Hong Kong.

We have much the same thing here except for the surfing. New Orleans is just over an hour drive by Interstate. Mobile is just over 30 minutes by Interstate. There are five world class casino properties just 20 minutes away and a Hard Rock hotel, casino, cafe, and live showroom opening in the Fall.

A buddy has a 200 acre farm just 10 minutes from the house with free range chickens and cattle. Fresh veggies almost year round and great deer hunting. There are two National Forests withing 20 minutes with hiking, biking and water trails. Let's not forget the fishing. One side of the house has fresh water and the other salt water. Just pick your bait and your off.

Of course the weather is something else. Down here, if you don't like the weather, just wait a couple of hours.

We have got the hurricanes, but at least you can see them coming and get out of the way. You can't do that with an earthquake.

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Posted 04 April 2005 - 07:49 PM

too true, but you can see a fire burning your house down while your running away with your belongings here. thank god my area did not get hit by the fires hard. But other than that the only thing i miss from other places is the cool lighting storms, basements (have to have concrete foundations with steel rods criscrossing in it), and being able to see the stars so bright withough having to drive 30 minuts. But everyone usualy loves where they end up living. I mean why live there then? :P