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Old 06-01-2007, 07:47 PM
 
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Perhaps you missed the Trinity River or the Great Trinity Forest?
No offense, but you obviously don't know what a river is, or you don't know what a "real" river is. An example of a river is the Mississippi, or the Missouri, or the Ohio, or the Kanawha, or the Snake, or the Columbia, or the Colorado, etc. Get the picture ?
The Trinity is a creek.
Texas has a lot to offer in some ways, but natural country with prominent and attractive geological features is not one of them.
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Old 06-01-2007, 08:11 PM
 
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I have to say that Dallas has the coolest skyline at night. I wish I could have a condo on Turtle Creek just to sit and enjoy the beautiful sklyine at night.
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Old 06-01-2007, 08:17 PM
 
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Dallas quite simply is feathureless. No rivers, no oceans, no mountains, and minimul vegetation. In a sense that's what really makes it so impressive because it has done very well in terms of offering economic opportunity without having any intrinsict qualities to be attractive. It is quite simply an overachiever.
And you are, quite simply, wrong.

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Old 06-01-2007, 09:18 PM
 
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Those are amazing pictures SD! Thanks for posting them. Extremely beautiful!
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Old 06-01-2007, 09:19 PM
 
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The post I was referring back to was DFWmike...
Oh my gosh! I'm so sorry Lisa. It's kinda confusing to know sometimes who one is talking to.
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Old 06-02-2007, 05:23 AM
 
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No offense, but you obviously don't know what a river is, or you don't know what a "real" river is. An example of a river is the Mississippi, or the Missouri, or the Ohio, or the Kanawha, or the Snake, or the Columbia, or the Colorado, etc. Get the picture ?
The Trinity is a creek.
Texas has a lot to offer in some ways, but natural country with prominent and attractive geological features is not one of them.
There are mountains, rivers, sea, desert and great forests in Texas. And if you want to see the real trinity just venture to the Great Trinity Forest where the Trinity goes back to it normal form. You can see this as you cross it on I-20. Its merely been industrialized and used to death as it goes through the northern urban areas of North Texas.
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Old 06-02-2007, 05:48 AM
 
Location: Fort Worth/Dallas
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Texas is full of natural beauty of all types. Palo Duro Canyon, the Piney Woods of East Texas, The mountains of Southwestern Texas, The Hill Country, the cross-timbers region of Dallas/Fort Worth and much, much more. You can take a broad brush and paint any area as you like, but there is much beauty to be found all over. All you have to do is open your eyes.
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Old 06-02-2007, 07:19 AM
 
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I have to admit when I first read this post I automatically first thought of the Dallas area only and all of the buildings and homes . I'm ashamed to say that I didn't look beyond.

I have to agree there are many more areas in Texas than Dallas. I agree with Synopisis about the overall natural beauty that Texas has to offer. I think it is a shame that more Texans don't travel Texas to see for themself.

SD40 thanks for posting those pictures. They were quite awesome.
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Old 06-02-2007, 08:15 AM
 
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Texas is full of natural beauty of all types. Palo Duro Canyon, the Piney Woods of East Texas, The mountains of Southwestern Texas, The Hill Country, the cross-timbers region of Dallas/Fort Worth and much, much more. You can take a broad brush and paint any area as you like, but there is much beauty to be found all over. All you have to do is open your eyes.
I'm a huge fan of Texas, and have worked in its largest metro areas and seen much of the state. But trust me, natural beauty is not one of the states outstanding attributes, comparitively speaking. And as I said about N.Texas, it is basically featureless and uninteresting when it comes to prominent geological features.
I haven't lived in Missouri for decades, but its my native state and the rivers of Missouri and other midwetern states far exceed whatever what the Trinity has to offer. BTW, if that is a genuine picture of the Trinity in Dallas, was that on an occasion when it was out of its banks because of flooding ?
And the lake and Hill country of the Austin area does not rank nearly as highly in terms of natural vistas as does the Missouri Ozarks. You need to get out of your hime state and see some other parts of the country for a comparison.
Now the Skylines, airports, & ports found in Dallas-FtW & Houston are very impressive, so as I say there is much to brag about in Texas, but its mostly in the man-made department.
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Old 06-02-2007, 08:34 AM
 
Location: Fort Worth/Dallas
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My home state is Oklahoma, and I'm from the Eastern part of Oklahoma near the Ouachita mountains; an area very similar to the Missouri Ozarks (below are a couple of pictures). Having come from an area full of natural beauty, I still think the DFW area is very pretty. Sure, it's not mountainous, but it still is a very pretty area that has plenty to offer if you actually open your eyes and look around. There are an abundance of trees of all types, and beauty if you actually open your eyes.


NOTE: The pictures below are not Dallas/Fort Worth for sure, but I'm trying to demonstrate that I've been outside of the area, and am not a Texas native that is biased in my interpretation of the area. I'm just an Okie that loves my adopted state. Texas has been very, very good to me (the DFW area in particular).





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