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Old 11-03-2013, 12:12 AM
 
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Here is some elevation in fl:

https://maps.google.com/maps?q=clerm...274.36,,0,3.84

https://maps.google.com/maps?q=clerm...=12,92.36,,0,0

https://maps.google.com/maps?q=clerm...18.99,,2,-4.18

https://maps.google.com/maps?q=clerm...12,280.63,,0,0

https://maps.google.com/maps?q=clerm...=12,32.75,,0,0
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Old 11-03-2013, 01:24 AM
 
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Here's some more elevation in fl. These neighborhoods really get up there in elevation(well, at least by Florida standards)

https://maps.google.com/maps?q=clerm...36.57,,0,-0.55

https://maps.google.com/maps?q=clerm...320.01,,0,6.03

https://maps.google.com/maps?q=clerm...275.02,,0,6.03

https://maps.google.com/maps?q=clerm...39.64,,0,-2.38

https://maps.google.com/maps?q=clerm...,275.91,,0,2.1

https://maps.google.com/maps?q=clerm...,225.91,,0,2.1

https://maps.google.com/maps?q=clerm...172.49,,0,7.04

https://maps.google.com/maps?q=clerm...12,139.02,,0,0
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Old 11-03-2013, 02:05 AM
 
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HOUSES ON HILLS, IN FLORIDA!!!

(LOOKS LIKE SOMEWHERE IN CALIFORNIA!!!) https://maps.google.com/maps?q=clerm...bp=12,175,,0,0

https://maps.google.com/maps?q=clerm...2,2.06,,0,7.22

https://maps.google.com/maps?q=clerm...12,214.42,,0,0

https://maps.google.com/maps?q=clerm...cbp=12,25,,0,0

https://maps.google.com/maps?q=clerm...12,199.42,,0,0

https://maps.google.com/maps?q=clerm...p=12,4.42,,0,0

https://maps.google.com/maps?q=clerm...=12,43.67,,0,0

https://maps.google.com/maps?q=clerm...12,169.42,,0,0
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Old 11-03-2013, 02:45 AM
 
Location: Phinney
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As far as aesthetics go it's largely personal preference.

I grew up driving between SE WI and Northern IL. I always preferred WI but I do enjoy the snow covered fields, dotted with farm houses in IL in the winter. The rising and setting of the sun is kind of amazing to see after having been in the Seattle area for the last 20 years. I often don't get to see the sun actually rise or set due to so many trees and hills. Having a home that is positioned to truly take advantage is often spendy or rare.

This summer we had an evening picnic on a farm in IL with the most luscious green fields as far as you could see...the sunset was incredible and a storm came in and we were in a 2 hour lightning storm and could see exactly where it was and where it touched down. I had forgotten how neat that is.

But again...after living in the Seattle area for so long now, on a daily basis IL would feel too sparse and flat.

We drove through Iowa and I thought it was gorgeous.

I love taking pictures and I think there's beauty to be found in any state.

Seattle skyline with the Olympics, ferries, and Sound is amazing in its own right.

ETA: Someone mentioned Mississippi and the trees being claustrophobic...I feel that in WA too. There are many drives that I don't prefer because I feel trapped. I don't like driving in the mountains either. My favorite areas are on the Sound, in the lowlands or valleys and near the Columbia.

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Old 11-03-2013, 08:16 AM
 
Location: Philaburbia
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Is there any state in the Union that is wholly flat?

I was driving through northwestern Ohio the other day, watching a rainstorm move over the flat farm landscape in the distance. Breathtaking.
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Old 11-03-2013, 08:34 AM
 
Location: Cleveland
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The same thing that's wrong with a girl being flat. It's unattractive.
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Old 11-03-2013, 03:17 PM
 
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Is there any state in the Union that is wholly flat?

I was driving through northwestern Ohio the other day, watching a rainstorm move over the flat farm landscape in the distance. Breathtaking.
I doubt it.
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Old 11-03-2013, 06:09 PM
 
Location: Wooster, Ohio
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The Grasslands of the United States by James E. Sherow has a reference to this article:
Improbable Research
which proves that Kansas is flatter than a pancake.

I visited Hays, Kansas in June of 2012. I liked the flatness, the straight roads, and the long sight lines. As I was headed back to my motel from the post office, I was not sure whether I was headed in the right direction. By observing the shadows, I determined I was going the wrong way, and turned around. This is difficult to do in northeast Ohio, where roads are crooked and clear sunny days are rare.

Flat states with roads in a grid pattern are a blessing for those of us with no sense of direction.
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Old 11-03-2013, 06:11 PM
 
Location: Denver
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I visited Hays, Kansas in June of 2012. I liked the flatness, the straight roads, and the long sight lines. As I was headed back to my motel from the post office, I was not sure whether I was headed in the right direction. By observing the shadows, I determined I was going the wrong way, and turned around. This is difficult to do in northeast Ohio, where roads are crooked and clear sunny days are rare.

Flat states with roads in a grid pattern are a blessing for those of us with no sense of direction.
That's why 99% of cell phones have GPS.
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Old 11-03-2013, 06:15 PM
 
Location: SW Missouri
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I will take Kansas over Colorado any day of the week.

I have never been a fan of huge slabs of granite.

20yrsinBranson
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