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Old 02-08-2012, 05:46 AM
 
Location: Charleston, South Carolina
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When you live only a little over two hours from the nation's #1 tourist city according to Conde Naste, it's only natural to tell visitors about it. And Charlotte is considerably bigger than Columbia, so naturally it has things Columbia doesn't. I imagine if you hang out in Knoxville long enough you'll be hearing a lot about Nashville, and probably Atlanta, too.
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Old 02-08-2012, 06:37 AM
 
Location: WI
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i dont think any issue was people saying positive or negative comments about Cola as that can and will happen for any location (no city has 100% positive reviews). The issue seems to be with the posters who end up not offering legitmate opinions and info to help the OP but turn yet another thread into a smackdown. Some have real gripes and others wont be happy no matter where they live.
Heck I used CD to help in our relocate here, but lately it does get frustrating watching the bashing that goes on..and on..and on..
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Anyhow best of luck to the OP and their daughter
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Old 02-08-2012, 09:07 AM
 
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imtheonlyamy, thank you. If you don't mind please send me interesting things to do around Knoxville.
happyandy, thank you. If The Blue Marlin is 1.5 hours from the docks, wouldn't fresh seafood be driven in daily? Maybe the restaurant was just having a bad night?
Columbiadata, thank you. People weren't suggesting we go to Charlotte or Charleston but they were putting these places down and for what reason is unknown. The people we talked to didn't say much about Columbia, but they chose to put these other places down. In Knoxville all anyone talked about was Knoxville.
ranger17, thank you. I can understand gripes about a city, but name calling each other on an internet forum is childish.
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Old 02-08-2012, 03:07 PM
 
Location: Charleston, South Carolina
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FLmom2828, for you to say people in Columbia were cold was the first shocker that doesn't add up. For you to say they were putting Charlotte and Charleston down is absolutely shocking beyond belief. I've lived here 28 years, and way too many Columbians have a very bad habit of selling the city out and making it sound as though you have to go to Charleston or Charlotte to find anything to do. I have observed even bartenders quickly switching the subject to Charleston when customers ask them what's going on around town. The Blue Marlin must have been having a bad night indeed. Every time I've eaten there my taste buds have shouted into my brain that a trip to Charleston for terrific seafood would be a waste of time. And I have eaten my fair share of seafood in the Holy City. The chef at Blue Marlin was invited to New York by a big time food critic a year or so ago. I forget which one. For the record, the vast majority of Charleston seafood restaurants serve fish hauled in from Greenville that day. The same is true in Columbia. I'm not sure about the Blue Marlin. Are you sure you're not a habitual Columbia basher in disguise who doesn't really have a daughter? Just asking.
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Old 02-10-2012, 07:52 AM
 
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I can agree with the Blue Marlin - it is waaaay overrated. I have had average food at best during my last two visits.
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Old 03-17-2012, 06:03 PM
 
Location: Knoxville, Tennessee
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Hey FLMom, I am a writer for the Nightlife section of the local newspaper. I also run a local comedy info site. Please DM me and I will give you some links I am not permitted to share here related to stuff to do
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Old 03-22-2012, 01:56 PM
 
Location: Charleston, South Carolina
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Does your daughter have allergies, OP? If so, aaaaaachew on this. ;-)

Columbia 27th worst for allergies, Knoxville worst

Columbia Photo Gallery | Columbia top 30 worst places to live with spring allergies | Columbia News
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Old 03-22-2012, 04:57 PM
 
Location: The South
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[QUOTE=Columbiadata;23523074]Does your daughter have allergies, OP? If so, aaaaaachew on this. ;-)

Columbia 27th worst for allergies, Knoxville worst

Columbia Photo Gallery | Columbia top 30 worst places to live with spring allergies | Columbia News[/quote]

I remember so clearly when we visited USC for Scholars Day -- we came out and my grey Honda was completely covered in yellow pollen! LOL. Then it rained and the gutters flowed a yellow river!
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Old 03-22-2012, 05:10 PM
 
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It's bad this year. And at my house, anyway, it hasn't rained in weeks. (Crossing my fingers that it will in a few).
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Old 03-30-2012, 02:33 PM
 
Location: Charleston, South Carolina
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And Knoxville residents eat the fifth worst diet in the nation. That could be why their allergies are so bad.

Best Places for Nutrition - Worst Cities for Eating Healthy - RealAge
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