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Old 04-21-2010, 11:07 AM
 
Location: Cordova, Alaska
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You are so correct, I love my trips to ANC, it's a fun little city with all the beauty of Alaska within arms reach- but moving there isn't possible due to husbands job- the good news is we are moving next month... to Hawaii! :-D
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Old 04-21-2010, 02:40 PM
 
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Seriously?

Louisiana has one of the most unique cities in North America with endless nightlife opportunities, it has a cuisine that you can only find in state and is rated the culinary capital of America, it has a culturally rich history unique to any other state, beautiful plantations, 40% of America's wetlands and a diverse population of wildlife, a unique subtropical climate, the only place in America to hear real Cajun and Zydeco music, is the jazz epicenter of the U.S., has endless opportunities for boating, camping, fishing, and hunting, beautiful preserved independent Southern towns with soul, and beautiful pineland forests, yet it is one of the most boring?


Did you get a bad daiquiri in the Crescent City?
Yes, I am serious. I do not care for New Orleans, the city is severely overrated.

Also, I find the cuisine to be disgusting because I don't like southern/soul food. Also, I don't care for blistering summers, fishing, hunting or jazz....I will pass.
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Old 04-21-2010, 03:38 PM
 
Location: Madrid
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Every state has something nice about it I think, I can only speak of states i've been to or through, but I didn't find kansas, iowa, or missouri very nice, just a lot of farm land, or at least the parts i've seen. Its strange though, even though the eastern half of south dakota is the same way i found it to be gorgeous. Anything with cool rock formations or any other type of crazy land, ie wyoming, colorado, utah, arizona, nm is spectacular in my book!
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Old 04-21-2010, 03:58 PM
 
Location: State of Superior
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Every state has something nice about it I think, I can only speak of states i've been to or through, but I didn't find kansas, iowa, or missouri very nice, just a lot of farm land, or at least the parts i've seen. Its strange though, even though the eastern half of south dakota is the same way i found it to be gorgeous. Anything with cool rock formations or any other type of crazy land, ie wyoming, colorado, utah, arizona, nm is spectacular in my book!
That's why so many people from all over the world go to these states for vacation. Why movies are made there, why books are written about them,along with documentaries......However, most of the food we need to survive comes from the " boring places". The Homesteaders settled places like Iowa because of the top soil,good and black and 6 feet thick ! Makes the corn grow like no other place on earth....you don't have to like it, but its nice to see where it comes from. There is little more beautiful than a waving field of grain in bloom, you just need to visit at the right time of the year.
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Old 04-21-2010, 04:02 PM
 
Location: State of Superior
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Yes, I am serious. I do not care for New Orleans, the city is severely overrated.

Also, I find the cuisine to be disgusting because I don't like southern/soul food. Also, I don't care for blistering summers, fishing, hunting or jazz....I will pass.
The only reason I go to New Orleans is for the food. Actually , better local Cajun vittles are to be had in places like lafayette and the surrounding countryside.
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Old 04-21-2010, 04:07 PM
 
Location: SF Bay Area
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Yes, I am serious. I do not care for New Orleans, the city is severely overrated.

Also, I find the cuisine to be disgusting because I don't like southern/soul food. Also, I don't care for blistering summers, fishing, hunting or jazz....I will pass.
Have you even been there? Most of the food is cajun and creole, not the stereotypical southern/soul food. NOLA has been mentioned numerous times for having some of the best and most unique cuisine in the country.
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Old 04-21-2010, 04:08 PM
 
Location: Washington, DC area
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Texas. The cities are ok, not great, but ok (I-35 corridor and Houston area), but the rest of the state? It's western Kansas times 10!

At least in western Kansas you are almost to Colorado (although the eastern half of CO is probably the most boring place on the planet). In Iowa you are close to Minnesota and Chicago etc. In Texas, you might be close to Amarillo!
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Old 04-21-2010, 04:09 PM
 
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Have you even been there? Most of the food is cajun and creole, not the stereotypical southern/soul food. NOLA has been mentioned numerous times for having some of the best and most unique cuisine in the country.
Which means absolutely nothing when it comes to personal taste.

He said he didn't like it. Kinda doubt you'll change his mind with words.
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Old 04-21-2010, 06:28 PM
 
Location: Underneath the Pecan Tree
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Texas. The cities are ok, not great, but ok (I-35 corridor and Houston area), but the rest of the state? It's western Kansas times 10!

At least in western Kansas you are almost to Colorado (although the eastern half of CO is probably the most boring place on the planet). In Iowa you are close to Minnesota and Chicago etc. In Texas, you might be close to Amarillo!
along with Lubbock, Midland, Odessa, Abilene, and El Paso. Neither are nothing special (maybe El Paso). However, they offer enough for their sizes.
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Old 04-21-2010, 07:07 PM
 
Location: SF Bay Area
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Which means absolutely nothing when it comes to personal taste.

He said he didn't like it. Kinda doubt you'll change his mind with words.
He said he didn't like "SOUTHERN/SOUL FOOD", which is different than what a lot of the food in New Orleans is like. That is why I asked if he had been there and even tried the food the city is famous for. I was trying to determine if he had even tried the food NOLA is known for. Get my point now?
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