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Old 07-29-2014, 12:09 PM
 
Location: Philadelphia
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^^the sun sets over the Pacific. It does not set over the Atlantic, but it does rise over it.

 
Old 07-29-2014, 12:42 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles
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The west does not get Alaska or Hawaii here, they are far from the lower 48. Alaska and Hawaii put together beat both the east and west halves of the lower 48, hands down.
Actually, both Alaska and Hawaii are considered Western states, so they definitely count.
 
Old 07-29-2014, 12:54 PM
 
Location: Mt. Airy
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^^the sun sets over the Pacific. It does not set over the Atlantic, but it does rise over it.
Ha, my bad. I meant sunrise. I love taking a run at dawn, just before the sun comes up.
 
Old 07-29-2014, 01:12 PM
 
Location: Philadelphia
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^Well the great thing about the barrier islands on the East Coast is that you can catch the sunrise over the ocean and the sunset over the bay, often from the same porch/house.


Sunset from Sea Isle City, NJ last Summer-82nd Street Bay




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Old 07-29-2014, 01:13 PM
 
Location: East Coast of the United States
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I wanted to share this video of Hawaiian beaches. Really something.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l_Nt8uPwtgo
 
Old 07-29-2014, 01:19 PM
 
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Ha, my bad. I meant sunrise. I love taking a run at dawn, just before the sun comes up.
It does set on the bays though. The majority of NJ's coast is barrier islands, so you get the sunrise over the ocean and the sunset over the bay. It is beautiful.
 
Old 07-29-2014, 01:23 PM
 
Location: Mt. Airy
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^Well the great thing about the barrier islands on the East Coast is that you can catch the sunrise over the ocean and the sunset over the bay, often from the same porch/house.


Sunset from Sea Isle City, NJ last Summer-82nd Street Bay



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It does set on the bays though. The majority of NJ's coast is barrier islands, so you get the sunrise over the ocean and the sunset over the bay. It is beautiful.
Very true. I used to enjoy great sunsets on the Great Lakes growing up.
 
Old 07-30-2014, 08:03 PM
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Location: A Yankee in northeast TN
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Nope, not me. Farms just look boring and tree-less and the land looks ruined by man. I'd rather see natural surface on the ground (i.e. trees, shrubs, dirt, whatever) than crops that someone planted. Farms are manmade property, which is a turn off to me. I'd rather see untouched land.
Different strokes for different folks but I find these to be rather eye pleasing (thanks to Kamoshika for the gorgeous pics)
http://i224.photobucket.com/albums/d.../IMG_26721.jpg
http://i1223.photobucket.com/albums/.../P10302042.jpg
http://i224.photobucket.com/albums/d.../P10202191.jpg
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http://i1223.photobucket.com/albums/.../P10302051.jpg

And I definitely prefer east over west, not overly fond of the raw, rugged mountains, desertscapes and featureless plains found in much of the west.
 
Old 08-01-2014, 01:10 PM
 
Location: Phoenix metro
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I prefer the West for many reasons... uninhibited views, vast expanses of uninhabited land, purple mesas at dusk, better weather, more majestic mountains, deep pine forests, mammoth canyons, humidity-free air with deep blue skies, etc. Plus I think the overall laid back atmosphere trumps the East.
 
Old 08-01-2014, 06:50 PM
 
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I love the lush greenery of the east, but I dig the mountains of the west, so I can't say one is better than the other. Perhaps the Pacific Northwest has the best of both worlds.

For people who don't think the east coast has pretty scenery, Buzzfeed has some nice pics of the Adirondacks. Love the stars in the first pic. Enjoy!

http://www.buzzfeed.com/andrewziegle...he-adirondacks
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