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Old 03-01-2010, 12:19 PM
 
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Well, to clear up the mystery, I am female and I don't wear high heels unless I am on a job interview or someone dies. So I really don't think shoes should be a problem. Now the clean car thing might be. I really don't like my car to be dirty. Perhaps I can just channel my energy someplace else.
So, I am really starting to get the feeling that CO may not be the best place to live. I really have not heard that many positive things about the area. Any other suggestions on where is the best place to live???
Maybe Georgia is the best place to live. Sometimes you leave a place and wish you never had. I have done that.

However, I think the majority of the negative vibes you're getting on this thread are from a single poster who has a major grudge against snow. You sounded like you were excited about snow and cold weather earlier in the thread. Georgia has had (for it) a lot of snow this winter. How much has it bothered you ? Could you deal with storms like that from October to April, and occasionally in May or September ? Would it be worth it to get away from the humidity and bugs ?

I don't feel like the cars get all that dirty in Colorado, and if they do, you can budget a regular washing. As I said before, Fort Collins has got nothing on Pennsylvania in the road salt department.
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Old 03-01-2010, 03:30 PM
 
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Well, to clear up the mystery, I am female and I don't wear high heels unless I am on a job interview or someone dies. So I really don't think shoes should be a problem. Now the clean car thing might be. I really don't like my car to be dirty. Perhaps I can just channel my energy someplace else.
So, I am really starting to get the feeling that CO may not be the best place to live. I really have not heard that many positive things about the area. Any other suggestions on where is the best place to live???
Well, this thread has focused mainly on climate. Some love it, others loathe it, but if you ask me, the climate here is neither great nor awful.

However, I'd say that aside from climate, Northern Colorado is one of the best areas in the country to live in. Great mountains, nice people, clean towns, almost no crime, excellent schools, ample entertainment, close (but not too close) to a major city/airport.

In fact, those who live in Northern Colorado should be thankful that it doesn't have the "perfect" climate -- otherwise the area would likely turn into the next southern California.
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Old 03-02-2010, 08:13 AM
 
Location: Winder, GA
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Well, GA has had its fair share of snow this winter. In fact, as I type this we are getting hammered again. It is a winter wonderland outside. I am looking forward to DRY snow. It will be quite a change from this wet messy stuff here. Oh a completely different note...Can I get grits and sweet tea in CO or should I bring my own?
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Old 03-02-2010, 12:54 PM
 
Location: Fort Collins, USA
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Oh a completely different note...Can I get grits and sweet tea in CO or should I bring my own?
One restaurant has grits (that I know of). It's Lucille's in downtown Fort Collins. I don't know about buying them (is grits plural?) in stores or whether sweet tea is available.
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Old 03-02-2010, 12:57 PM
 
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Anyone who can cook up a good pot of cheese grits should stop by my house and how me how....

The ones I had at Carolina's Restaurant in Charleston, SC were to die for....
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Old 03-02-2010, 03:14 PM
 
Location: Winder, GA
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Xeric-of course grits is plural. I mean have you ever seen just one grit. Well other than the acronym GRITS (girl raised in the south) that would be me.
Mike-I am sure I could make cheese grits. I really haven't ever tried. I usually just make the basic plain along with the standard eggs and bacon or country ham and biscuits. I should maybe work on that. Don't know who I would feed them to as there isn't anyone at my house but the dogs.
I can't wait to scope out the grocery stores when I get there. This is going to be so much fun!!!
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Old 03-02-2010, 03:28 PM
 
Location: Fort Collins, USA
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Xeric-of course grits is plural. I mean have you ever seen just one grit. Well other than the acronym GRITS (girl raised in the south) that would be me.
I didn't know about that acronym. Sounds better than the food! (Not that there's anything wrong with small-g grits.)
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Old 03-02-2010, 03:53 PM
 
Location: Winder, GA
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Too funny!!!
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Old 03-02-2010, 08:25 PM
 
Location: Northern Colorado
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Oh a completely different note...Can I get grits and sweet tea in CO or should I bring my own?
We have two locations of McAlister's that serve southern sweet tea, but most places you will have to sweeten it yourself.
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Old 03-03-2010, 04:01 AM
 
Location: Colorado
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Well, GA has had its fair share of snow this winter. In fact, as I type this we are getting hammered again. It is a winter wonderland outside. I am looking forward to DRY snow. It will be quite a change from this wet messy stuff here. Oh a completely different note...Can I get grits and sweet tea in CO or should I bring my own?

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