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Old 09-05-2014, 03:04 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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Trust me...when it's 105 in the shade during the day and 90+ degrees at 10pm outside is the last place you'll wanna be. Summer in Texas (and the southeast in general) is absolutely lousy if you like the outdoors.
Say that to the crowds on the Comal/Guadalupe River on a 105 degree day and see if they agree.

90+ degrees at 10PM is nice for a night swim, try it and you may like it.

Try barbecuing when it's 15 degrees outside at high noon. Try sitting on the porch swing on a 0 degree evening.

I spend more time outside in a southern summer than I ever did in a northern winter. Even playing in the snow, maybe it is fun for an hour or so then time to go back into the heated house for hot chocolate.
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Old 09-05-2014, 03:11 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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This query almost speaks of a troll.

Imagine if the post was "I want to move someplace that never gets hot but I don't want to live in the Northeast, Midwest, or WA, OR, CA, WY, ID, MN, CO."
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Old 09-05-2014, 03:16 PM
 
Location: Over-the-Rhine, Ohio
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Sounds like Cairo, IL to me!
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Old 09-05-2014, 03:18 PM
 
Location: Arvada, CO
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Sounds like Cairo, IL to me!
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Cairo, IL is the South.
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Old 09-05-2014, 03:26 PM
 
Location: Aurora, CO
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Say that to the crowds on the Comal/Guadalupe River on a 105 degree day and see if they agree.

90+ degrees at 10PM is nice for a night swim, try it and you may like it.

Try barbecuing when it's 15 degrees outside at high noon. Try sitting on the porch swing on a 0 degree evening.

I spend more time outside in a southern summer than I ever did in a northern winter. Even playing in the snow, maybe it is fun for an hour or so then time to go back into the heated house for hot chocolate.
Here in Denver (which isn't exactly the north), average daytime highs in January and February are in the 40s and days in the upper 50s/low 60s aren't unheard of. Does it drop down near (and below) zero on occasion? Sure. Is it Minneapolis or Green Bay? No way.

You also highlighted the single most common thing to do in Texas when it's hotter than hell - hang out by the water. A close second is "hang out at the mall/restaurant/any building with a working HVAC system."

Not many people throwing on a backpack and going on a multi-mile hike in mid-July when the ambient temp is 105 and the heat index is 115.
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Old 09-05-2014, 03:47 PM
 
Location: Hyrule
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What about Prescott Arizona. It's cooler, lot's of outdoor activity. Good for small business, great air quality. It only snows a bit, and melts quick, no shoveling needed.
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Old 09-05-2014, 03:57 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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Here in Denver (which isn't exactly the north), average daytime highs in January and February are in the 40s and days in the upper 50s/low 60s aren't unheard of. Does it drop down near (and below) zero on occasion? Sure. Is it Minneapolis or Green Bay? No way.

You also highlighted the single most common thing to do in Texas when it's hotter than hell - hang out by the water. A close second is "hang out at the mall/restaurant/any building with a working HVAC system."

Not many people throwing on a backpack and going on a multi-mile hike in mid-July when the ambient temp is 105 and the heat index is 115.
Actually in Austin there are lots of outdoor cafes and they are crowded, even on summer evenings.

I have hiked in 105 degree heat but yes I usually jump into the river to cool off along the way.

I could also say that it seems the big thing to do outdoors in winter time is skiing/snowboarding and not hiking or biking. So, saying that swimming and water sports are popular in summer is no different than saying winter sports are popular in winter.
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Old 09-05-2014, 04:25 PM
 
Location: Charleston, SC metro
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I don't know why he's against the South, tbh. He says the humidity and bible thumpers. Lol.

I honestly wouldn't have ruled it out. More relaxed pace of life, more family oriented, and great for an outdoors lover like me! And there are plenty of thriving cities.

Hmm. I think I'll try to get him to consider some parts of the south.
I understand the humidity,, but not going to church is an advantage down here! No lines for brunch and easy parking at the beach when everyone else is at church!
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Old 09-05-2014, 04:27 PM
 
Location: Nashville TN
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Newport Oregon is calling you. It's beautiful no question, but hope you like meth and a non-existent economy.
This site is getting more trippy by the day lol.
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Old 09-05-2014, 04:28 PM
 
Location: Nashville TN
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I understand the humidity,, but not going to church is an advantage down here! No lines for brunch and easy parking at the beach when everyone else is at church!

Humidity sucks.. thats the worst part of living in the South the summers with the heat and humidity but we have a nice fall and spring. Everyone is always hating on the South. This is not 1850 people get over the Civil War.
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