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Old 05-28-2007, 04:59 PM
 
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AustinT - if I wanted to fly to that part of Florida, what's the best airport to do so ? Also, why does everyone drive everywhere here !!! 11 hours !!!

Yeah, I agree! I only drive when we are staying for a week or more cause I like to bring the girls along (my cats ). When I fly, I use Continental which has flights to Houston and then Pensacola. I doubt DFW has direct flights to PNS. Another airport if you're going to Destin is located in Fort Walton Beach (VPS). I looked it up and it appears that American Airlines has a direct flight from DFW.
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Old 05-28-2007, 05:13 PM
 
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I didn't know there was an airport in PNS or Fort Walton Beach. Thanks.
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Old 05-28-2007, 05:49 PM
 
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No offense, but I don't think many people would agree with you that TX beaches compare to those in Cal/Fla. I haven't been to that area, so I can't say 100%. I'd be happy with 1/2 as nice personally. I don't play in the water much myself anymore, just enjoy the beach and surrounding shops and such.
Trust me Sockets......your correct!!
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Old 05-28-2007, 06:17 PM
 
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I'm not knocking TX, I like it here for other reasons. Just never saw it as a beach state. From your perspective, what is Galveston like ? South padre ?

South Padre looked cool when I saw it on MTVs Spring Break a few years back.
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Old 05-28-2007, 06:27 PM
 
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Lived in Houston for four years and only went to Galveston once (moody Gardens) which is pretty cool btw. I have heard Galveston has really improved thier beaches and is becoming a hot spot for high rise condos.

Never been to South Padre, but have heard it's the only place in Texas where the water is blue and the sand is white. I think North Padre is nice and has nice clean beaches and if you like to fish you can take the ferry over to Rockport.
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Old 05-28-2007, 06:44 PM
 
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Blue water and white sands huh....my sources have mislead me then....they say there is no blue water in TX. Brown, and if your lucky, green. So where in South Padre do you recommend ? Are there any specific hotels that are nice and on/near the beach ? Also, tell me more about Moody Gardens. Is this a beach town ?

Looks nice in the photos here:
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I had originally found this shot of South Padre online and thought it looked nice:
http://mece.panam.edu/asee-gsw/images/spi.jpg (broken link)

That's when I was then told that it was not nearly that nice in real life, so I lost some enthusiasm.
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Old 05-28-2007, 07:04 PM
 
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I have not been to South Padre either, but have heard it is the nicest beach in Texas. Hopefully we can make it down there this summer.

Moody Gardens is a great place to take the kids, very tropical feel and with lot's of tropical animals and fish. Moodygardens.com will give you lot's of information. It's not on the beach, but it's in Galveston so you wouldn't be far.

Boy did we get off topic or what?
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Old 05-28-2007, 07:33 PM
 
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Not to bad though....it was originally another, 'moving to texas where to live and what to do thread', so it seems somewhat in the vicinity of the original post.
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Old 05-28-2007, 07:35 PM
 
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From an investment standpoint, what is the employment picture in Galveston ?
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Old 05-28-2007, 08:31 PM
 
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You can fly nonstop from DFW to Pensacola on American. I just made the trip, and can tell you that it is EVERY bit of 10 hours to Pensacola by car. But boy is it a pretty beach!
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