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Old 09-03-2014, 10:59 AM
 
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Very good post, and I'm in agreement about much of the West being very dry, brown and virtually uninhabited ( esp Utah,Nevada, large portions of New Mexico, etc). Now, the West Coast is an entirely different matter...
Even a lot of areas not very far from the West Coast are quite brown and arid, such as the Pinnacles National Park east of Monterey.
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Old 09-03-2014, 04:02 PM
 
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And Wyoming is decidedly not Midwest....it's part of the Mountain West.
I agree. I lived in WY THEN the midwest. Sorry if it wasn't clear.
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Old 09-03-2014, 05:15 PM
 
Location: Illinois
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I never said they were comparable, did I? No. The only ridiculousness here is being spawned on your end.

And Id venture to say the Midwest is just as diverse as the west as far as topography goes. Dont laugh, its true. About the only thing the West has over the Midwest, that I can immediately think of, is giant mountains (ie 10K' and above). We have the hills, the forests, the lakes, the waterfalls, and even desert (high desert in South Dakota and far western Kansas). We also have cypress swamps, tallgrass prairies, etc, that the West does not have. Well, they might have tallgrass prairies, but you catch my drift. I know that Oklahoma is considered by some to be the Midwest, and considered the South by others, but I consider it more Midwest than Southern, and Oklahoma has the most diverse terrain in the USA. Its a shame that the Midwest doesnt get the recognition that it deserves, just because it doesnt have the snow-capped peaks that you can find in the Tetons.
I'm surprised you moved out West, especially since you were such a Chicago homer.
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Old 09-03-2014, 05:32 PM
 
Location: Phoenix metro
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I'm surprised you moved out West, especially since you were such a Chicago homer.
Me, too. I love Chicagoland area and miss it immensely. I moved out here for my wife, its her favorite place on earth. And Ive really grown to love AZ more than I thought I would have.
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Old 09-05-2014, 07:21 AM
 
Location: West of the Rockies
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I left the Upper Midwest and have no desire to ever return. Yeah sorry, I'm one of those haters. Lack of culture, lack of interesting people, lack of diversity, lack of scenery, lack of excitement in general. Definitely feel like I wasted a lot of my life living there. I do not consider Chicago to be a typical Midwestern city, so that one doesn't count. The rest of the Midwest does not compare to Chicago at all.
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Old 09-05-2014, 11:39 AM
 
Location: Milwaukee
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I left the Upper Midwest and have no desire to ever return. Yeah sorry, I'm one of those haters. Lack of culture, lack of interesting people, lack of diversity, lack of scenery, lack of excitement in general. Definitely feel like I wasted a lot of my life living there. I do not consider Chicago to be a typical Midwestern city, so that one doesn't count. The rest of the Midwest does not compare to Chicago at all.
Since when is Nebraska in the Upper Midwest?
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Old 09-05-2014, 04:00 PM
 
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I left the Upper Midwest and have no desire to ever return. Yeah sorry, I'm one of those haters. Lack of culture, lack of interesting people, lack of diversity, lack of scenery, lack of excitement in general. Definitely feel like I wasted a lot of my life living there. I do not consider Chicago to be a typical Midwestern city, so that one doesn't count. The rest of the Midwest does not compare to Chicago at all.
Lol and now you're living in Seattle?
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Old 11-02-2014, 01:22 PM
 
Location: Portland, Oregon
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If you cannot find beauty in a featureless landscape, then you are the one who is boring.
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Old 11-03-2014, 02:44 PM
 
Location: Cincinnati
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Skidamarink=Skidmark? As long as you're leaving them in Seatle that's fine with me. They must be very discernible ones at that.

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Old 11-03-2014, 06:27 PM
 
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If you cannot find beauty in a featureless landscape, then you are the one who is boring.
LOL, horrible logic.

"It isn't the ugly scenery, it's you, hon".

"The only difference between Tuscany and Nebraska is your internal mindset".
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