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Old 08-10-2010, 04:16 PM
 
Location: where my heart is
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You aren't a "former yankee" -- just a Yankee living here.
A New Yorker living in Florida, for now.
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Old 08-10-2010, 10:51 PM
 
Location: Middle Tennessee
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There's your answer. Life is too short my friend. Just curious, what part of NJ are you from?
Was born in Trenton. Lived in nearby Hamilton Township where most of family lives. 30 minutes from Philly, 60-75 minutes from NYC, 45 minutes from the beach, 2-3 hours from the mountains in PA and 25 mins from Six Flags. It's a perfect location.
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Old 08-11-2010, 04:54 PM
 
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Sounds like you should have lived in....the mountains. We actually have those in the South.

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The mountains? I've been to southern "mountains". Never saw anything approaching a freshwater alpine lake- just some muddy dammed up rivers. They also don't have look, feel, topography, or beauty of the cascades, sierras, or rockies. Again, you may prefer rounded mountains that rarely peak above 5,000 feet. I don't. Sorry. I like my wountains to have skiing, majesty, etc. I found the southern "mountains" to feel like glorified hills with limited scenic beauty, no freshwater laters, no wildflowers, etc. that i like and prefer in the west. I prefer the desert southwest in feel/look to the South. I prefer the Pacific NW to the feel/look of the South. I prefer the California coast feel/look to the SOuth. I prefer the Mountain west to the South. Hiking, Skiing, views, weather are important to me, and the South suffers in comparison FOR ME to the West. Culturally I prefer the West and Northeast to the South. Sorry.
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Old 08-13-2010, 12:18 PM
 
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I've lived in San Diego, Monterey and find that my roots of New England provide the ambiance of 4 seasons. Lucky that I am back in NE, living in NH where the air is fresh, full of pine and oak but 7 miles from the ocean and 40 min to skiing and mountains. Boating in the summertime links me to off shore islands and shopping ports/harbors. I am now looking forward to apple picking! I also antique shop...found some unique reproduction shops too! Life couldn't be better than the Northeast!
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Old 08-14-2010, 08:44 AM
 
Location: metro ATL
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The mountains? I've been to southern "mountains". Never saw anything approaching a freshwater alpine lake- just some muddy dammed up rivers. They also don't have look, feel, topography, or beauty of the cascades, sierras, or rockies. Again, you may prefer rounded mountains that rarely peak above 5,000 feet. I don't. Sorry. I like my wountains to have skiing, majesty, etc. I found the southern "mountains" to feel like glorified hills with limited scenic beauty, no freshwater laters, no wildflowers, etc. that i like and prefer in the west. I prefer the desert southwest in feel/look to the South. I prefer the Pacific NW to the feel/look of the South. I prefer the California coast feel/look to the SOuth. I prefer the Mountain west to the South. Hiking, Skiing, views, weather are important to me, and the South suffers in comparison FOR ME to the West. Culturally I prefer the West and Northeast to the South. Sorry.
You said the South lacked mountain/hills. Now you admit that we have them, but they just don't live up to your standards. That's fine, but don't act like we don't have them. But I definitely take issue with the "limited scenic beauty" statement. Not sure how anyone could not find this beautiful, even if you prefer the mountains of the West (which is understandable):


http://www.mlewallpapers.com/image/1...n-Fall-462.jpg

http://marghe.us/Famous_Pictures/Nature%20Scenes%20-%20Nature%20by%20Kennan%20Ward/Lush%20Landscape,%20Appalachian%20Mountains,%20Nor th%20Carolina.jpg (broken link)
http://marghe.us/Famous_Pictures/Nature%20Scenes%20-%20Nature%20by%20Kennan%20Ward/Lush%20Landscape,%20Appalachian%20Mountains,%20Nor th%20Carolina.jpg (broken link)


http://www.highcountryconsulting.com...ofile-mtns.jpg


http://media-2.web.britannica.com/eb...0-11623EC9.jpg
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Old 08-14-2010, 01:04 PM
 
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The mountains? I've been to southern "mountains". Never saw anything approaching a freshwater alpine lake- just some muddy dammed up rivers. They also don't have look, feel, topography, or beauty of the cascades, sierras, or rockies. Again, you may prefer rounded mountains that rarely peak above 5,000 feet. I don't. Sorry. I like my wountains to have skiing, majesty, etc. I found the southern "mountains" to feel like glorified hills with limited scenic beauty, no freshwater laters, no wildflowers, etc. that i like and prefer in the west. I prefer the desert southwest in feel/look to the South. I prefer the Pacific NW to the feel/look of the South. I prefer the California coast feel/look to the SOuth. I prefer the Mountain west to the South. Hiking, Skiing, views, weather are important to me, and the South suffers in comparison FOR ME to the West. Culturally I prefer the West and Northeast to the South. Sorry.
I'm thinking that you've never visited:

1. The Great Smoky Mountains of NC/TN (most visited national park in the U.S.) Great Smoky Mountains - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
2. Mount Mitchell (highest peak in the eastern U.S) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mount_Mitchell
3.The Blue Ridge Parkway (most visited unit in the national parks system) Blue Ridge Parkway - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

These are some of America's gems...and they are no joke. There are many more mountain attractions like those listed above - Grandfather Mountain, Linville Gorge, Hanging Rock, the Shenedoah Valley, etc, etc. It's not advisable to criticize something you are obviously unfamiliar with.


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Old 08-16-2010, 03:31 PM
 
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I'm thinking that you've never visited:

1. The Great Smoky Mountains of NC/TN (most visited national park in the U.S.) Great Smoky Mountains - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
2. Mount Mitchell (highest peak in the eastern U.S) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mount_Mitchell
3.The Blue Ridge Parkway (most visited unit in the national parks system) Blue Ridge Parkway - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

These are some of America's gems...and they are no joke. There are many more mountain attractions like those listed above - Grandfather Mountain, Linville Gorge, Hanging Rock, the Shenedoah Valley, etc, etc. It's not advisable to criticize something you are obviously unfamiliar with.
Been to Grandfather mountain, Hanging Rock, Shenedoah Valley. My friend had a cabin in Blowing Rock that I stayed in numerous times and when I stayed there I visited many of the supposedly "majestic" locations in the nearby region. So yes, I'm familar with the places you describe, and they are not very impressive IF, and I emphasize IF, you grew up in the West. When you are used to mountains like Mt. Hood, lakes like Lake Tahoe, and parks like Yosemite, the South just doesn't do it (at least for me). Maybe you disagree, but I'm unaware of the famous southern ski slopes, freshwater lakes (that are not muddy dammed lakes), etc.
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Old 08-17-2010, 08:15 PM
 
Location: Somewhere below Mason/Dixon
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Thank you for leaving; Vermonters ( and others) don't want your Confederate flag poisoning their state..


Im sure you would not like the 3rd national confederate that flys from my front porch in central Michigan either. Since I am from the midwest and not the south, I guess I could be called a modern day copperhead eh. The confederate ideals of small goverment and states rights are much more inline with the founding fathers than are the big goverment values that the people of the northeast cling to. Anywhere north of mason dixon and east of Ohio is more or less the peoples republic version of America. To me the confedrate flag stands for the courage of the southern people who stood up to federal oppression, and my support of states rights then and now.
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Old 08-18-2010, 12:46 PM
 
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Im sure you would not like the 3rd national confederate that flys from my front porch in central Michigan either. Since I am from the midwest and not the south, I guess I could be called a modern day copperhead eh. The confederate ideals of small goverment and states rights are much more inline with the founding fathers than are the big goverment values that the people of the northeast cling to. Anywhere north of mason dixon and east of Ohio is more or less the peoples republic version of America. To me the confedrate flag stands for the courage of the southern people who stood up to federal oppression, and my support of states rights then and now.
If the confederate flag represents states rights, why were the confederate states interested in imposing federal power (Dredd Scott, Fugitive Slave Law) to undermine states rights? What could be a bigger and more disgusting excersize of oppresive federal power than refusing a state's right to recognize the freedom of its own citizens? But that was exactly what the confederate states were in favor of.
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Old 08-18-2010, 02:13 PM
 
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How come it is mostly rednecks who drag stuff behind their pick up trucks who have the confederate flag flying or a bumper sticker?

I think it makes it easier to spot the idiots, personally.
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