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Old 06-28-2007, 11:12 PM
 
Location: Perth, Western Australia
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However, I was raised in Texas by Austin and the heat is one of the reasons why I will probably not go back. That and I like seasons so much is probably why I like Toronto and Chicago so much.
Funny, because I think Toronto's weather is generally rotten.
I can understand enjoying the seasons,
but how can having 7-months-a-year below 65 F could not seem at least a little excessive?

Anyways, regardless I'm happy you found a place you like.

Okay to the other posts...

Eastern NC still has some BIG hills in places (the Raleigh area is considered East NC). I've seen streets that go up and down about 150 feet in elevation and that wasn't even for a river valley. Much hillier than where I'm from.

What would keep me from living in Texas?
It's in the wrong country.

(sorry, but I thought my posts could be comedic relief.)

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Old 06-28-2007, 11:16 PM
 
Location: Perth, Western Australia
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unbearable is a subjective term. unbearable to some is 85 degrees with 0% humidity, and who are you to say otherwise? i'm sure if someone from international falls, minnesota claimed their winters were not unbearable, they'd be eaten alive in this forum.
Good post. Made me laugh...

For me even 90 F with 0% humidity, not only is it not unbearable, that kind of "heat" is unnoticeable.
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Old 06-28-2007, 11:23 PM
 
Location: Houston Texas
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Honestly I have nothing against NC but it seems NC people have a problem with Texas?
Yes, they seem to think that their flat mundane landscapes are better just because it's North Carolina instead of Texas!
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Old 06-29-2007, 06:20 AM
 
Location: Louisville, Kentucky
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I have been to Texas several times (Dallas and San Antonio) while I never got to see as much of San Antonio as I would have liked, I did like the riverwalk. Yes the heat was unbearable at times. I guess you would treat Jul and Aug like most people in New England treat Jan and Feb, just stay indoors. But Dallas is another story, the traffic, the people, the congestion, the constuction, I did not enjoy Dallas at all. I went to several different stores (Wal-Mart, some bars, and others) and I felt like I was in Mexico. It seems that English IS the second language in Dallas. I went to a GNC store and the clerk there did not speak enough english to help me find what I needed. I would not recommend living in Dallas, but San Antonio seemed more like a place to live.
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Old 06-29-2007, 06:24 AM
 
Location: In God
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Many places have record breaking temperatures, but they don't stay around. I think if one were to compare your city in Texas weather history and do the same with NYC weather history over the hottest months of the year, I believe you'd see the difference. Heat doesn't last what seems forever in other places as it very well can in Texas.

Of course, this month in Texas is very unusual, and I'm loving it.
I know all of this. I was just proving a point that it hasn't gotten any hotter down here than up there.
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Old 06-29-2007, 06:24 AM
 
Location: NJ
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Well of course I'm going to take flat as a bad thing when you put it in the same sentence as "UGLY". I understand your opinions and I've said I've accepted them,but I just feel many of the things people have said about Texas on here are wrong and obviously haven't spent enough time in Texas to call it ugly.
just for the record - i NEVER said Texas was flat and ugly. i was making a compliation of comments. i agreed with the poster who didn't like the texas culture and the "center of the universe" feeling you get there.
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Old 06-29-2007, 06:26 AM
 
Location: In God
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unbearable is a subjective term. unbearable to some is 85 degrees with 0% humidity, and who are you to say otherwise? i'm sure if someone from international falls, minnesota claimed their winters were not unbearable, they'd be eaten alive in this forum.
Because it gets annoying when a bunch of grown adults can't explain something without embellishing or sugarcoating a bad situation by making it worse than it really is.
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Old 06-29-2007, 06:28 AM
 
Location: In God
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At least the mountains of North Carolina are beautiful.
If God put it here, it's beautiful. Make no doubt about that.
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Old 06-29-2007, 07:45 AM
 
Location: Washington D.C. By way of Texas
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ahem featurless? please explain. What the hell do yall Texans have against NC anyway? .
It goes both ways. When you see people that say the majority of Texas is flat or it's a desert and how it's bashed, you don' think Texans will respond? It's coming from Carolinians and people that love North Carolina as well.
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Old 06-29-2007, 08:38 AM
 
Location: LadyLake, FL
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I was pleasantly surprised when we drove through Texas on our way to Galveston for a cruise. I had my opinion about Texans because all I've ever heard from them gave me the impression that they thought Texas was the center of the universe. Most of the people on the cruise were from Texas. DH and I had the greatest time. The people from Texas were so laid back and fun.

And we liked what we saw as we were driving in the state. However, if I were to live in Texas, I wouldn't live in any of the big cities - especially Houston. Man, that highway system scared me. I've lived outside DC and drove on the Beltway. I never want to drive in that kind of traffic again.

But, I could never live in Texas due to the heat and humidity. I live in the Memphis, Tennessee area now and I can barely stand the summers here. I'm a transplanted Maine-iac and prefer the temperature to be cooler and the humidity lower than what I would find in Texas. I don't miss the Maine winters, though!
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