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Old 05-05-2011, 06:12 PM
 
Location: Northfield, MN
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Which region would you prefer to live in? What are the climactic differences between these two regions? Which area do you think is more attractive from a natural beauty perspective? How do the cultures differ between these two areas?
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Old 05-05-2011, 06:31 PM
 
Location: roaming gnome
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the rockies...

assuming by plains you mean, kansas/nebraska/south dakota/north dakota/oklahoma

I'd never want to live any of those places
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Old 05-05-2011, 06:32 PM
 
Location: Northfield, MN
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the rockies...

assuming by plains you mean, kansas/nebraska/south dakota/north dakota/oklahoma

I'd never want to live any of those places
Why not?
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Old 05-05-2011, 06:43 PM
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Why not?
Don't you know? There are no mountains or oceans! (not directed at you)

The plains will never win any beauty contests against the rest of the country. However, it has it's own appeal and there are truly some beautiful areas.
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Old 05-05-2011, 06:55 PM
 
Location: roaming gnome
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Why not?
do not know anybody
lack of what I consider good nature
no cities I particularly like.
do not like the socially conservative culture.
poor weather
i do not enjoy that area of the country
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Old 05-06-2011, 09:07 PM
 
Location: Northfield, MN
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Bump
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Old 05-06-2011, 09:24 PM
 
Location: Aurora, Colorado
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I live on the eastern plains of Denver...while i do enjoy the plains, I don't consider myself to actually live in the great plains. But having the rockies to the west is great, and its even better on weekend trips. The rockies have Aspen,Hiking,skiing,snowboarding,wildlife observing,beautiful scenery...etc. The plains have Miles of grass, broadleaf forest...and thats pretty much all (IMO) but there both great areas in the USA.
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Old 05-06-2011, 10:21 PM
 
Location: You Ta Zhou
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Rockies

The great plains have tornados, which I can't stand, they have very few other cultures, and it's not as pretty as the Rockies. It's kind of like some infinite stretch of nothing that someone decided to put between the Rockies and the Eastern States.
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Old 05-06-2011, 10:58 PM
 
Location: New Mexico --> Vermont in 2019
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Although I appreciate that the US has such an abundant resource of agricultural land in the Plains, there is really nothing there that interests me. When I drove on I-70 through Kansas I don't think I ever drove so fast anywhere else. It's pretty monotonous.

I do love the Rockies though, every bit of it from Canada, Montana, down to New Mexico. They are stunning. I like how the Rockies have a combination of open horizons in the valleys with sharp rising peaks in the distance.
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Old 05-07-2011, 04:09 PM
 
Location: Southwestern Virginia
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Rocky Mountains.

More peaceful and secluded.

I never been through the great plain states, but I've always heard the stereotypes that it's flatter than a pancake, tornado prone, and treeless.
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