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Old 08-25-2016, 01:00 PM   #41
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And I live in Pleasantville, in-between Dallas and Ft Worth
Is it still pleasant there, or have the two cities swallowed the town up yet?
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San Diego.... Land of earthquakes, wildfires, and high COLA. (That's my way of discouraging folks from moving here. I'm surprised REWAHOO didn't post his list of Texas hazards.)
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Is it still pleasant there, or have the two cities swallowed the town up yet?

Likely the same as many metro areas, you could drive for miles, and if you missed seeing a city limit sign, you'd think it was just one big monstrosity...
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Texas....

Well, to pin it down a little better, we live in the country somewhere in-between central and east Texas. Depends on what map you are using. Nearest "named" town is 15+ miles away and it has well under a 1000 people. The trees are much taller than the tallest structures in that town. (except the water tower) But it does have a gas station that is open 24 hours a day unless the night staff (one person) is out for some reason.
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Texas....

Well, to pin it down a little better, we live in the country somewhere in-between central and east Texas. Depends on what map you are using. Nearest "named" town is 15+ miles away and it has well under a 1000 people. The trees are taller than the tallest structure in that town. But it does have a gas station that is open 24 hours a day.

Groveton? Lovelady? Sounds like a big metropolis. But that could be many such towns in Texas.
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Texas....

Well, to pin it down a little better, we live in the country somewhere in-between central and east Texas. Depends on what map you are using. Nearest "named" town is 15+ miles away and it has well under a 1000 people. The trees are much taller than the tallest structures in that town. (except the water tower) But it does have a gas station that is open 24 hours a day unless the night staff (one person) is out for some reason.
I'm positive I have been through it a few times.
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Is it still pleasant there, or have the two cities swallowed the town up yet?
Still pleasant because we built a wall around the town
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I'm positive I have been through it a few times.
friend of mine owns 80 acres near lovelady - nice country
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As for me, I live in Oakland, CA. I like it here, but the crime rate gets a bit hairy at times.
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I live in Oakland, CA.
But..but....I have it on good authority that "There's no there, there".
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But..but....I have it on good authority that "There's no there, there".
Funny to think that it was a pastoral, bucolic place when she grew up there.
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That's a hard question to answer. We Fire'd in early 2006. Bought an RV, sold our house, had garage sales and gave things to kids.

Our address is a mailbox in Wichita Falls, TX. We've been there a few times to vote in national elections. We plan to be there in late October this year for early voting.

We usually stay somewhere for a week, or month or sometimes a few months. We've tried Florida in the winter- too many old people. We've spent the last several winters in Harlingen, TX. Harlingen feels like home now. But, way too hot in the summer.

We spent last summer near Bucksport, Maine, this summer in central Colorado. We're in American Falls, ID right now. We'll probably stay around Idaho until it's time to head back to Texas. There are several wildfires around central and eastern Idaho, that may cause a change of plans.

And, just FYI, we could buy a house if we wanted. Right now, we enjoy traveling. If we buy a place, I think it means we should go there once in a while. We might not want to.

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