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Old 12-18-2012, 10:10 PM
 
Location: Milwaukee, Wi
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Lived in Illinois and Southern California and currently reside in Wisconsin.

1. Wisconsin. So far I've been very impressed by the beauty of the state. I really hate the Packers though, almost enough to make me want to move.
2. Minnesota looks like another beautiful state that I want to visit.
3. Illinois is a remarkably boring state. Flat enough to watch your dog run away for 2 days. However Chicago is my kind of town. I feel sorry for anyone living in IL and not in Chicago.

I have to look into the the other states.
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Old 12-18-2012, 11:51 PM
 
Location: Somewhere below Mason/Dixon
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Yikes, no accounting for taste. The lower peninsula of Michigan is one of the ugliest states I have ever been to. The UP is as nice as Wisconsin, which seems pleasant, if unremarkable. Minnesota I can dig, though.

THe northern thrd of lower Mi looks just like the UP. The southern two thirds is mixed forest and farmland. Very small parts of lower Mi are ugly run down cities like Detroit, Flint, Benton harbor etc. Just because you saw Detroit dont think youve seen Michigan. Just 50 miles from Detroit are quiet farm towns, lakes, apple orchards and lots of other nice areas. Everyone has an opinion, and if you thought it was ugly then you have aright to that, but I hope you did not come to that conclusion because you flew into Detroit one day and never saw much more of the state.
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Old 12-19-2012, 04:15 AM
 
Location: Cardboard box
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1. Chicago
2. Chicago
3. Chicago
4. The End.
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Old 12-19-2012, 09:04 AM
 
Location: Fishers, IN
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1. Chicago
2. Chicago
3. Chicago
4. The End.
Contrary to the belief of the late Mike Royko and many others, Chicago is not a state.
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Old 12-19-2012, 07:36 PM
 
Location: Minneapolis (St. Louis Park)
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Aren't you originally from the Chicago burbs??
He(?) probably won't answer that now...
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Old 12-19-2012, 07:37 PM
 
Location: Minneapolis (St. Louis Park)
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Lived in Illinois and Southern California and currently reside in Wisconsin.

1. Wisconsin. So far I've been very impressed by the beauty of the state. I really hate the Packers though, almost enough to make me want to move.
2. Minnesota looks like another beautiful state that I want to visit.
3. Illinois is a remarkably boring state. Flat enough to watch your dog run away for 2 days. However Chicago is my kind of town. I feel sorry for anyone living in IL and not in Chicago.

I have to look into the the other states.
You are my favorite person!

1. You hate the Pack (aren't they...stupid -- can't use the term I did in HS)
2. You seem to be objective and leave bias out of the equation
3. You are blunt

It's like we're long lost twins!
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Old 12-19-2012, 07:40 PM
 
Location: Minneapolis (St. Louis Park)
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THe northern thrd of lower Mi looks just like the UP. The southern two thirds is mixed forest and farmland. Very small parts of lower Mi are ugly run down cities like Detroit, Flint, Benton harbor etc. Just because you saw Detroit dont think youve seen Michigan. Just 50 miles from Detroit are quiet farm towns, lakes, apple orchards and lots of other nice areas. Everyone has an opinion, and if you thought it was ugly then you have aright to that, but I hope you did not come to that conclusion because you flew into Detroit one day and never saw much more of the state.
Seriously, Michigan is a beautiful state throughout MOST of it. I've driven through much of it and although I've seen the bad (which state DOESN'T have any "bad") I've also seen the good -- and the good is AMAZING (just like MN and WI)!
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Old 12-21-2012, 04:51 PM
 
Location: Jefferson City 4 days a week, St. Louis 3 days a week
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Yes that is a big omission on my part, the Missouri valley is a cool place to visit. Lewis an Clark thought alot of it as a means to the west, so just its historical significance makes it important. The Porcupine mountains and the Ozarks are beautiful. I do kinda think of the Ozarks as more southern though, not so midwestern. One thing is for sure Missouri and Arkansas are two of the most beautiful but underated states in the nation. If anyone knew how pretty they were theyd get alot more attention. In the end they will stay nice BECAUSE they dont get too much attention.
Maybe 150 years ago this would have been true, but the Ozarks are not entirely southern. After the Civil War they received mass immigration from foreigners and Northerners. Because of this, much of the Ozarks can't be considered the south anymore, but a transition area. One thing that cannot be debated however is that south of Springfield and in Arkansas the Ozarks ARE entirely southern.
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Old 12-21-2012, 08:51 PM
 
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1. Chicago
2. Chicago
3. Chicago
4. The End.
Someone has a superiority complex
Edit:Inferiority Complex
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Old 12-21-2012, 08:54 PM
 
Location: Minneapolis (St. Louis Park)
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Someone has a superiority complex
INferiority complex!
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