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Old 12-23-2014, 11:02 PM
 
Location: Jacksonville, FL
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Hhmm...really? I can't help but think of the countless times you've referenced the West with negative comments.
Idk what you're talking about. I love the West. Maybe not enough to live there, but I do love visiting and seeing the scenery.
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Old 12-23-2014, 11:05 PM
 
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If the Adirondack mountains or any other hills in NY aren't stunning, then I don't know what is.
You must use the word stunning, very loosely then. I lived in the Adirondacks and it was a snore fest. Tropical flora and fauna is a lot more stunning.
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Old 12-23-2014, 11:15 PM
 
Location: Jacksonville, FL
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You must use the word stunning, very loosely then. I lived in the Adirondacks and it was a snore fest. Tropical flora and fauna is a lot more stunning.
I don't think so. But like I said, to each his own.
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Old 12-23-2014, 11:19 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles
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Idk what you're talking about. I love the West. Maybe not enough to live there, but I do love visiting and seeing the scenery.
So you don't ever recall referring to the West as looking "drab", aka boring, dull, or lacking interest?
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Old 12-23-2014, 11:35 PM
 
Location: Jacksonville, FL
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So you don't ever recall referring to the West as looking "drab", aka boring, dull, or lacking interest?
I could see "drab," in many parts, sure. But not boring, dull or lacking interest. To me, all of it is interesting, albeit dry/arid in many parts. In my opinion, the most stunningly scenic states in the West are Washington and Oregon. But I liked them all, really. Still haven't been to Montana or Wyoming yet though, but hopefully in 6 months I will.
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Old 12-23-2014, 11:41 PM
 
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Well, considering Florida is 8th in population density, I don't think that matters. State area could completely restructure the rankings, if that was what mattered.
True. I guess I was just thinking that the only thing holding Florida back from approaching Texas in population is its much smaller area. Obviously this doesn't prevent Florida from becoming larger in population but I was simply referring to the fact that the eastern US is much more populated than the west (west referring to everything west of the Mississippi river so Texas included) so if say Florida and Georgia were one state then they would have a population roughly equal to Texas within a still smaller area.

So if the eastern US were merged into say 3 states then they would easily lead the population charts. Therefore if Florida was a little bigger it would easily rival Texas. So its actually more of the case of Florida being bigger in area rather than Texas being smaller in area I guess.

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Old 12-23-2014, 11:51 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles
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I could see "drab," in many parts, sure. But not boring, dull or lacking interest. To me, all of it is interesting, albeit dry/arid in many parts. In my opinion, the most stunningly scenic states in the West are Washington and Oregon. But I liked them all, really. Still haven't been to Montana or Wyoming yet though, but hopefully in 6 months I will.
That's what "drab" means. "Drab" means boring or dull.

Here's a link to the definition:

drab - Dictionary Definition : Vocabulary.com
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Old 12-24-2014, 12:10 AM
 
Location: Jacksonville, FL
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That's what "drab" means. "Drab" means boring or dull.

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drab - Dictionary Definition : Vocabulary.com
I always thought drab meant brown/pale. Either way, that's what I meant. Much of the West is barren, brown and unattractive.
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Old 12-24-2014, 12:25 AM
 
Location: Los Angeles
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I always thought drab meant brown/pale. Either way, that's what I meant. Much of the West is barren, brown and unattractive.
How can you find the West to be both impressive and unattractive? I just don't understand.
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Old 12-24-2014, 12:27 AM
 
Location: Mid Atlantic USA
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Florida Passes New York to Become Nation's Third Most Populous State

It's official. Florida now has 19.9 million people living there, while New York has 19.7 million. This makes Florida the 3rd most populous state in the nation, after California and Texas. The main reason is because of numerous baby boomer retirees moving from NY to FL. The article even states that about 800 people move to Florida each DAY!

Personally, I would rather live in New York (other than the NYC metro area) for its far superior beauty, four seasons, educated populace and lack of sprawl, traffic and tourists galore.

What happens when all those baby boomer retirees die? Attracting old retirees to your state is not really a long term plan for sustained growth.
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