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Old 11-01-2006, 07:13 AM   #61
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Rich, that would be the "Grillswith" at the White Spot, also the home of the famous (& possibly lethal) "Gusburger", a cheeseburger with a fried egg on top, & a breakfast delight called "Hell-of-a-mess".
Bingo -- "grilled with" it was. Missed it after 40 years. Gusburger - guaranteed to plug your coronaries within 15 minutes. And worth it.

Great memories. Thanks.
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Old 11-01-2006, 07:28 PM   #62
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You guys sure it isn't a "Gasburger"? (or for you English majors, "Gasburger?")

Every 45 to 60 days or so I get a little obsessive about the idea of taking the home equity and moving it to a high-quality-of-life area with less expensive housing. I went through a Santa Fe/Scottsdale/Southwest phase. More recently I've been investigating points further east... North Carolina, Georgia, northern Florida. There are a lot of great places to live around the country. The only "drawback" I see here in San Diego is sitting on home equity that could perhaps better be spent funding ER in a less expensive location.

This over-analysis makes me want to start a poll..... just how important is location in determining quality of life?
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Old 11-01-2006, 08:29 PM   #63
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This over-analysis makes me want to start a poll..... just how important is location in determining quality of life?
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Old 11-01-2006, 09:11 PM   #64
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This over-analysis makes me want to start a poll..... just how important is location in determining quality of life?
They say "Location, Location, Location..."

I've given a lot of thought to the same thing. I too have analyzed (way too much, probably) the money end of things...then I started looking seriously at new locales to live (possibly). At first I was looking at climate....I've been up to the butt in snow for just shy of 50 years....I want winter WARMTH!!! Or so I thought!

But then reality reaches through the snow drift and bites me in the bum, and I start to see the really important aspects of "Location".

It's about the proximity of good, quality medical facilities and staff, close by and in abundance!!! It's about low crime rates and good neighborhoods & neighbors!!! It's about opportunities for education, entertainment, culture, hobbies, fun, stimulating activites, changes of seasons (or lack there of), shopping, etc.

The more I've thought about all the possibilities for relocation, the more I've concluded that the best place to live (for me) is right where I am! I have a major (more or less) hospital 1 1/4 miles from my home, with more doctors and specialists than I can shake a squid at. Also 5 more excellent hospitals and medical centers within 25 miles. And only about a 20-25 minute LifeFlight from one of the best cardio/neuro trauma centers around.

I'm just barely over an hour from Chicago, for that "Big City" entertainment and culture. I have several VERY nice and unique state parks within bicycling distance! Our community college is about 20 minutes away. We have several malls within a 15 to 40 minute drive....even though I'm not much of a mall person.

I live in a fairly quiet 'hood, with some of the bestest neighbors money can't buy!!! We share laughs, tears, venison, beers, a few neighborly lies, and homebaked fruit pies!!! VERY low crime rate!!! The town is small enough that everybody pretty much knows everybody, but big enough that know one really knows anybody elses business. The housing market is growing and pretty darn affordable, and the taxes aren't sky-high....thank goodness! There's a great deal of commercial development taking place, and land use has been well planned....good zoning laws!!! A good strong job market, and good wages. An EXCELLENT school system!!!

I think I may just about be in Nirvana!!! Well, except for the snow up to the butt!!! But, hey, that's what God created Florida beach front hotels for!!! I've been discovering that for the last 7 years or so!!! Nothing quite like a blizzard in Illinois, when you're laying on a beach in Florida!!! (I love watching the Weather Channel when I'm down there!!!) A couple years ago I called my boss from Key West, while he was looking out at a snow storm!!! He hung up on me!!!

I guess I just live by that old quip...."Bloom Where You're Planted"
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They say "Location, Location, Location..."

I've given a lot of thought to the same thing. I too have analyzed (way too much, probably) the money end of things...then I started looking seriously at new locales to live (possibly). At first I was looking at climate....I've been up to the butt in snow for just shy of 50 years....I want winter WARMTH!!! Or so I thought!

But then reality reaches through the snow drift and bites me in the bum, and I start to see the really important aspects of "Location".

It's about the proximity of good, quality medical facilities and staff, close by and in abundance!!! It's about low crime rates and good neighborhoods & neighbors!!! It's about opportunities for education, entertainment, culture, hobbies, fun, stimulating activites, changes of seasons (or lack there of), shopping, etc.

The more I've thought about all the possibilities for relocation, the more I've concluded that the best place to live (for me) is right where I am! I have a major (more or less) hospital 1 1/4 miles from my home, with more doctors and specialists than I can shake a squid at. Also 5 more excellent hospitals and medical centers within 25 miles. And only about a 20-25 minute LifeFlight from one of the best cardio/neuro trauma centers around.

I'm just barely over an hour from Chicago, for that "Big City" entertainment and culture. I have several VERY nice and unique state parks within bicycling distance! Our community college is about 20 minutes away. We have several malls within a 15 to 40 minute drive....even though I'm not much of a mall person.

I live in a fairly quiet 'hood, with some of the bestest neighbors money can't buy!!! We share laughs, tears, venison, beers, a few neighborly lies, and homebaked fruit pies!!! VERY low crime rate!!! The town is small enough that everybody pretty much knows everybody, but big enough that know one really knows anybody elses business. The housing market is growing and pretty darn affordable, and the taxes aren't sky-high....thank goodness! There's a great deal of commercial development taking place, and land use has been well planned....good zoning laws!!! A good strong job market, and good wages. An EXCELLENT school system!!!

I think I may just about be in Nirvana!!! Well, except for the snow up to the butt!!! But, hey, that's what God created Florida beach front hotels for!!! I've been discovering that for the last 7 years or so!!! Nothing quite like a blizzard in Illinois, when you're laying on a beach in Florida!!! (I love watching the Weather Channel when I'm down there!!!) A couple years ago I called my boss from Key West, while he was looking out at a snow storm!!! He hung up on me!!!

I guess I just live by that old quip...."Bloom Where You're Planted"
Where do you live? (if you don't mind my asking). I promise not to visit
This sounds exactly like my location, although I hate the cold weather
and Illinois politics.

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Where do you live? (if you don't mind my asking). I promise not to visit
This sounds exactly like my location, although I hate the cold weather
and Illinois politics.

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LaSalle County..."Of nation's counties, ranks No. 5 in production of soybeans."

Approximately 2.8 billion bushels of soybeans were harvested from almost 73 million acres of cropland in the U.S. in 2000. This acreage is roughly equivalent to that of corn grown for grain. Over 350,000 farms in the United States produce soybeans, accounting for over 50% of the world’s soybean production and $6.66 billion in soybean and product exports in 2000. Soybeans represented 56 percent of world oilseed production in 2000.

Soybeans are used to create a variety of products, the most basic of which are soybean oil, meal, and hulls. According to the United Soybean Board, soybean oil, used in both food manufacturing and frying and sautéing, represents approximately 79 percent of all edible oil consumed in the United States. Soybean oil also makes its way into products ranging from anti-corrosion agents to Soy Diesel fuel to waterproof cement. Over 30 million tons of soybean meal are consumed as livestock feed in a year. Even the hulls are used as a component of cattle feed rations.
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