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Old 11-01-2005, 02:47 PM   #21
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Best . . . California - some part of the state looks and feels like every other state and there are even a few unique places.

Worst . . . Every other state.

I thank God most people don't feel the same.* *
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Re: Vote for Best (or Worst) State in USA
Old 11-01-2005, 05:01 PM   #22
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It's hard to beat parts of New England for the total experience IMO. Culture, nature, 4 seasons etc.

The Rocky Mountain states can be truly stunning.

California must have been nice 47,000,000 people ago.

The south is too steamy, buggy for my taste.

As for Texas, lets just say the natives need to get out and see the rest of the country

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It's hard to beat parts of New England for the total experience IMO.* Culture, nature, 4 seasons etc. Well, the cost of living could be improved a bit as well as the crowding and traffic oh and high taxes. Other than that I guess it is OK.

The Rocky Mountain states can be truly stunning. I agree...distances are deceptive too. You can drive 100's of miles and not see a city or even a town in some cases. Beautiful and rugged all at the same time. If you don't enjoy snow and winter or high heat and a dry climate then this is not the place for you. No wimps need try to stay here.

California must have been nice 47,000,000 people ago. The Left coast...enough said.

The south is too steamy, buggy for my taste. I would agree but all that water makes for lots of lakes and places to boat and fish.

As for Texas, lets just say the natives need to get out and see the rest of the country* They think the rest of the US is another country and a third world one at that.

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Old 11-01-2005, 06:11 PM   #24
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We moved this year from Maryland to Virginia. Today the temp was 70F so DW and I took a ride up to the Skyline Drive to see the fall foliage and have a picnic lunch. It was spectacular. Moving from a "blue" state to a "red" state has been a bit of a cultural adjustment but we are getting to like Virginia alot. I am developing a new interest in the Civil War with all of the battlefields in the area.

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California -- northern area *- along the beautiful coastline.

(Where I live in Southern California -- beauty is now gone!)

Wyoming, Montana, Idaho-- nature at its best with the beautiful mountain ranges.

Northern Michigan is very pretty, rural. *Visit Mackinac Island (the Grand Hotel). *

Arizona - the desert/red rock area near Flagstaff/Sedona - gorgeous

Each State has its good points and bad points. *

Parts of Mississippi and Alabama were very pretty. *Florida is so flat -- and getting crowded. *A shame the Everglades has changed so drastically.

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Jar, What state did you find that in?
Dog: The Sierras in Northeast Calif.
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Dog: The Sierras in Northeast Calif.
You must live Chico or Davis (on the way to Rocklin and then to Placerville), my man Rocklin, El Dorado Hills are nice areas if you could stand the heat.
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As for Texas, lets just say the natives need to get out and see the rest of the country They think the rest of the US is another country and a third world one at that.
I have experienced a lot of that sentiment whenever I meet people from TX, NY (despite having lived there) and CA. I know they are proud of their state and all but that was all I ever heard. Rarely did they care to know about other places.
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Ex-Jarhead, I live in a place that fits all of that! Fly Rod & Reel magazine ranks my town as the #3 fly fishing retirement town in the nation.
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I have experienced a lot of that sentiment whenever I meet people from TX, NY (despite having lived there) and CA. I know they are proud of their state and all but that was all I ever heard. Rarely did they care to know about other places.
There are other places? Just kidding...

If you weren't born a Texan, it is definitely an acquired taste. There are lots of nice states, and I've visited most and actually lived for a while in some. My recommendation is that you avoid Texas entirely with the exception of an occasional visit to see a World Championship NBA team or where all that money you're spending on gas ends up.

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You must live Chico or Davis (on the way to Rocklin and then to Placerville), my man* * Rocklin, El Dorado Hills are nice areas if you could stand the heat.
Cube: Davis, Rocklin, El Dorado Hills, etc. are far too crowded, and flat

You're getting warm with Chico, but live in the Sierras about 2500 elevation. (One of the few uncrowded areas in the state.) I usually have the feeder streams that I fly-fish, pretty much to myself.

O.K., beings you asked, got a "blonde" joke for you.

A blonde went to see a doctor and complained.
"I keep seeing spots before my eyes".
The doctor scratched his head. "Have you seen an opthamologist?"
"No, she said, "just spots".

Well, there you go kid, the price of talking to me.

Your buddy, Jarhead

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We moved this year from Maryland to Virginia.* Today the temp was 70F so DW and I took a ride up to the Skyline Drive to see the fall foliage and have a picnic lunch.* It was spectacular.* Moving from a "blue" state to a "red" state has been a bit of a cultural adjustment but we are getting to like Virginia alot.* I am developing a new interest in the Civil War with all of the battlefields in the area.

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Dean's Rebel yell --- "YYYYYYYYYYYYEAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHH"

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1st state to leave the union too...John C. Calhoun & S Carolina
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Hey! - I know that Magazine! - One of my best friends was Fly Rod and Reel 'Guide of the Year'!

So what town do you live in? And do you have a spare room? 8)
Outside of State College, PA. Yes, we have spare rooms
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Outside of State College, PA. Yes, we have spare rooms*
Just had a friend return from that area about 2 months ago. He loved it! - He fished the Letort, Spruce Creek, yellow breeches. I am putting this area on my ever expanding list of places to visit! 8)
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I have to say I haven't visited all that many states, but I am partial to New England and even upstate New York...but of the states I have traveled, Florida absolutely needs to be the worst...there are probably nice places in FLA, but I haven't seen any of them...all the rest is miles of shopping/strip-malls, housing developments and theme-parks...yeeech! Why this is one of the fastest growing states is beyond me...but I am glad "they" are all moving there. ("They" being the kind of people that want to live in "that" kind of place!).

I would shoot myself if I had to live in a little gated community on my 1/8 acre lot down there for more than 2 weeks....
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I have to say I haven't visited all that many states, but I am partial to New England and even upstate New York...but of the states I have traveled, Florida absolutely needs to be the worst.
Yep, I love the warm water and boating-sailing in FL, but just not worth fighting the crowds and hurricanes to live there. However a monthly Jan visit to Marathon would work nicely. We like New England too but too short a summer season and just too pricy on the water. NC coast (Albemarle Sound) would be the perfect balance for us. Hurricanes still a factor but easier to run from

Worst State (unless you've lived there all your life): Long Island. It's not really a state, it's a separate country!
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