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Old 11-27-2013, 10:34 AM
Location: Minneapolis, MN
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Originally Posted by iNviNciBL3 View Post
For me it makes life pretty hard, it is nice coming home to a nice heated house and drink some hot chocolate. Snow is BEAUTIFUL when it first falls but after awhile the snow gets all dirty and slushy.

Skiing and showboarding is fun but expensive, Winter photography and walks? in subzero temperatures? no thank you.

Buy a hot tub, thats the only thing i miss.... laying back in the hot tub while the snow is falling
Once you buy the equipment, it's no longer expensive Unless you go to a ski resort, but that's the thing. I live in Florida, we have to drive 15 hours for a ski resort and then we have to rent. When it's in your own backyard, you don't have to drive anywhere and if you already own, no need to rent.

It's also not always subzero, even in the far north.

By the way I plan to visit Antarctica some day, and the Arctic. Those are two beautiful parts of our world that are thankfully, for the most part, uncharted. Cold weather phobics are sadly gonna miss out on the chance to see such environments, if not for the weather, do it for the penguins :P
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Old 11-27-2013, 12:42 PM
Location: Washington D.C. By way of Texas
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Originally Posted by Gaylord_Focker View Post
Exactly. If it's 95 in June, that's fine, it's summer it's supposed to be hot. But, and I'm a Texan, an 88 degree Thanksgiving is kind of annoying.

There's something quaint about a cold holiday. That being said, I'd gladly live in CAli and suffer through a 70 degree Xmas.
It's rarely 88 degrees on thanksgiving in Texas. I've experienced ice storms in central Texas on tgiving, though that rare too. It's usually in the upper 50s or somewhere in the 60s.
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Old 11-27-2013, 01:06 PM
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Cleveland, Atlanta
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Old 12-08-2013, 08:47 PM
Location: Bishkek
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New Orleans
Columbia, SC
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Old 12-08-2013, 08:56 PM
Location: Tampa - St. Louis
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Very few cities in the US I wouldnt move to for the right money. I cant think of a US metro over 1,000,000 that doesn't offer a world class lifestyle for a filthy rich person. Not to mention a very wealthy individual has the ability to travel as much as they would like.
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Old 12-08-2013, 09:17 PM
Status: "Summer!" (set 16 days ago)
Location: Foot of the Rockies
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Originally Posted by f1000 View Post
Major cities:

Portland- too granola and hippie, and dreary

Denver- too cold and isolated, and dull. Same with Salt Lake City

Phoenix- too dull and not cosmopolitan enough

Oklahoma City- too isolated and redneck

San Antonio- too lopsided in demographics

Detroit- too dangerous and past its prime

Minneapolis- too Northern and isolated and dull

Miami- too ghetto and too humid, people are nasty and too lopsided in demographics

Indianopolis/ Columbus/ Cleveland/ Cincinatti/ Buffalo- all too forgettable, rundown and dull

Baltimore/ Philadelphia- too dangerous and gritty and intense-feeling, and dirty for my liking
Just read to post #40. Forgive me if I'm being repetitious. I've learned to "never say never". There are many cities I think I wouldn't like, but you never know. I would like to say, Denver is not (usually) cold. We have warmer winters than many cities at the same latitude, e.g. Champaign, IL and Pittsburgh, both of which I've also lived in. We have lots of warm, sunny days in winter where the highs are in the 50s/60s.

Denver isolated-yes, it's that.

Dull-I don't think so!
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Old 12-08-2013, 09:37 PM
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Originally Posted by blackgem View Post
I have only been to a few areas in New Jersey outside Newark. NJ is a dirty and ugly place. I have delt with a lot of fake self absorbed people from NJ. All I currently do not associate with. My most recent trip in June is my last for sure. Newark airport rudest staff I ever encountered at any airport. I will stay in NY and NY only. No path train for me.
That's such a tiny sliver of the state. Your solution is funny because some outsiders often consider NY worse than adjacent areas in NJ for 'self-absorbed' folks.
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Old 12-08-2013, 09:53 PM
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Cities I couldn't live in

San Francisco- not really a fan of fog, and it seems a little too moist for me. Also, I'm not into the whole hipster thing

Portland- The Hipster thing also makes portland kind of a no-go for me. Strangely enough i'd like Seattle though. It seems big enough that it's not just hipsters. It's got other things going for it. Portland though just isn't my style.

Phoenix. I love the Southwest, but Phoenix just looks like one big suburb in the middle of the desert. Also seems to focused on appearances in terms of people.

Miami. Love the beaches in Florida, but i'll admit i'd fit in better on the redneck riviera than on Miami beach.

Detroit- Normally I love the midwest too, but Detroit just seems so ugly and run down. At least other rust belt cities are trying to revitalize themselves. Detroit is too, but they aren't able to pull themselves up
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Old 12-08-2013, 10:01 PM
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San Francisco and Portland. Those are literally the only cities in the U.S. I would ever refuse to move to. If there's anything I hate more than liberalism, it's extreme liberalism. Even if the politics weren't the same, the people in those cities are downright rude and nasty. They have no sense of kindness or respect. If I lived there, I would be in a fight everyday.
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Old 12-08-2013, 10:22 PM
Location: The Magnolia City
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There isn't a single major city in America that I wouldn't be able to make the best of.

As for smaller cities and towns, unless they're in the South, I'm certain I'd be quite miserable.
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