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Old 03-17-2010, 10:42 PM
 
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Yeah I've noticed people always complain about living far away from the coast; However, people that live in these coastal areas rarely go to the beach.
I2I. When I first lived in Florida, I would go to the beach almost EVERY weekend. However, the prices, lack of parking and the crowds began to take their toll until "every weekend" was reduced to "once a month" to "once every other month" to "hell no, I'm not going there, we're going to the mall!" When I knew I was moving to Georgia, I knew that I was taking my access to the beach for granted, so I did make a concerted effort to go to the beach a little bit more, but I still didn't go as frequently as I did when I first went there.
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Old 03-17-2010, 11:27 PM
 
Location: Closer than you think!
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WHAT?!>: lol
lol....is something wrong AL?
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Old 03-17-2010, 11:40 PM
 
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I will say that Florida was dead last of my choices on this list using the criteria.

However, I think the beaches in Florida are among the most beautiful in the country. The only other state that would even touch it would be Hawaii.
Or California.
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Old 03-17-2010, 11:43 PM
 
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Yes, we do have great beaches. I live in FL and was actually born here (very rare). I dont know anyone that even goes to the beach that often. It's there, but I think mostly tourists go. I cant think of the last time a family member or fried told me that they just got back from the beach. It may have been a couple yrs ago. The beach is a very small part of most people's lives down here - at least the folks that I know and talk to.
That is somewhat true. I was born in Florida also, and when I lived there we hardly ever went to the beach. The beaches down there are filled with tourist and NON natives. I've been to Miami a TRILLION times, but I've NEVER been to South Beach. Go figure!
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Old 03-17-2010, 11:51 PM
 
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That is somewhat true. I was born in Florida also, and when I lived there we hardly ever went to the beach. The beaches down there are filled with tourist and NON natives. I've been to Miami a TRILLION times, but I've NEVER been to South Beach. Go figure!

LMAO...Whenever I go down to South Florida to visit my family, whenever I mention something about going to South Beach, they ask me, "Why in hell do you want to go down there?!"
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Old 03-18-2010, 12:01 AM
 
Location: America
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LMAO...Whenever I go down to South Florida to visit my family, whenever I mention something about going to South Beach, they ask me, "Why in hell do you want to go down there?!"
lol that was laugh your ass off funny?
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Old 03-18-2010, 12:24 AM
 
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LMAO...Whenever I go down to South Florida to visit my family, whenever I mention something about going to South Beach, they ask me, "Why in hell do you want to go down there?!"
Honestly, I wanna go to South Beach just to see what it's like. ALL my cousins that live down there have been. It's the same way how I lived in Texas, but I've never been to South Padre but all my friends have. This may be off topic, but you were born in SoCal and have family in South Florida?
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Old 03-18-2010, 12:27 AM
 
Location: South Beach and DT Raleigh
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Which one of the following Sunbelt states do you consider to have the best quality of life, job opportunities, natural scenery, and best overall cities: Texas, North Carolina, Georgia or Florida?
Have lived in 3 of them: NC , TX and FL. I live in both FL and NC now. If I had to pick one overall, I'd pick NC from my experience. But, all have their positive attributes.
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Old 03-18-2010, 12:41 AM
 
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Honestly, I wanna go to South Beach just to see what it's like. ALL my cousins that live down there have been. It's the same way how I lived in Texas, but I've never been to South Padre but all my friends have. This may be off topic, but you were born in SoCal and have family in South Florida?
I was actually born in Kansas, but I was 2 when I moved from there to SoCal. My dad was a minister for 25 years, so we moved quite a bit when I was younger. We lived in Cali for many years, but I have NEVER been to San Francisco. I've been to Tahoe, but skipped right over the Bay Area.

My family in South Florida is on my mothers side of the family.
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Old 03-18-2010, 12:49 AM
 
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lol that was laugh your ass off funny?
Why yes, yes it was...His story reminded me of how my cousins and great-aunt looked at me as of I had 3 heads because I dared to mention South Beach.
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