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Old 12-31-2011, 02:33 PM
 
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I would love to agree with you, since I'm trying to get settled in Chicago, but I don't know, I have trouble. Specifically, if you were to compare the Great Lakes region to the combined New York/New England area, it seems like the latter has so much more to offer. Sometimes it feels like the Midwest is a poor man's Northeast (alas I am a poor man), and I struggle to find this region "special" in any meaningful way.

 
Old 12-31-2011, 02:46 PM
 
Location: Limbo
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I love the Great Lakes region. Nothing better than looking out over a lake and thinking its an ocean because you can't see the other side.
 
Old 12-31-2011, 03:05 PM
 
Location: northern Vermont - previously NM, WA, & MA
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To live? No I definitely could not tolerate the winters. To visit, oh hell yeah absolutely would love to. Would like to see.......

Mackinac Island
Sleeping Bear Dune National Lakeshore
Traverse City, MI
Door County, Wisconsin
Cedar Point, Ohio

I can only imagine Ontario, Canada must have some awesome lakeshore attractions as well.
 
Old 12-31-2011, 03:16 PM
 
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I can only imagine Ontario, Canada must have some awesome lakeshore attractions as well.

Georgian Bay
 
Old 12-31-2011, 11:00 PM
 
Location: Cleveland bound with MPLS in the rear-view
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I would love to agree with you, since I'm trying to get settled in Chicago, but I don't know, I have trouble. Specifically, if you were to compare the Great Lakes region to the combined New York/New England area, it seems like the latter has so much more to offer. Sometimes it feels like the Midwest is a poor man's Northeast (alas I am a poor man), and I struggle to find this region "special" in any meaningful way.
Sucks for you! If you can't find anything in Chicago you maybe just can't see straight!! You don't have to live in NYC to enjoy life, do you??
 
Old 01-01-2012, 12:28 AM
 
Location: United State of Texas
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Default Am I The Only One Who Is Uncomfortable Living Outside of Central Texas?

I've been a lot of places. I've seen a lot of places that are beautiful... but nothing ever compared to coming home to the Texas Hill Country.

The Texas haters on this board simply do not get it... and I am glad. We have enough imports.
 
Old 01-01-2012, 12:31 AM
 
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I began my life in Corpus, and within a year or less was moved to Austin, living there for ten years, and then spent the next 13 approximate years in the 'burbs of San Antone.
I married a Naval Aircrewman and moved to Northern California for coincidentally, almost 13yrs, and then to Hawaii.

Heck yeah, I'm not comfortable living away from the most free state in the union!! There is no place like home, never will be.
 
Old 01-01-2012, 12:32 AM
 
Location: United State of Texas
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But make no mistake... there are tons of beautiful destinations in this great country and abroad. I've seen a bunch of them!
 
Old 01-01-2012, 12:42 AM
 
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I was born here in Texas and I will die here in Texas.
 
Old 01-01-2012, 12:46 AM
 
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I could never leave the great lakes. I have too many memories growing up here, milking the family cow and then going for a dip in lake superior.
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