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Old 04-28-2015, 02:57 PM
 
Location: Jacksonville, FL
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I never thought California had the best scenery in this country. It's great, but not the best IMO. I was far more impressed with the scenery of Washington and Oregon, because of the greenery.
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Old 04-28-2015, 03:52 PM
 
Location: LBC
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I never thought California had the best scenery in this country. It's great, but not the best IMO. I was far more impressed with the scenery of Washington and Oregon, because of the greenery.
You managed to expose yourself to the full breadth of California's landscape on your five day visit? Ok. Or is that based on your friend's impression also?

BTW - I agree Oregon is beautiful as well. But here is the "greenery" in the eastern half:

https://www.google.com/search?q=east..._AUoAg&dpr=0.8
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Old 04-28-2015, 04:09 PM
 
Location: LoS ScAnDaLoUs KiLLa CaLI
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You managed to expose yourself to the full breadth of California's landscape on your five day visit? Ok. Or is that based on your friend's impression also?

BTW - I agree Oregon is beautiful as well. But here is the "greenery" in the eastern half:

https://www.google.com/search?q=east..._AUoAg&dpr=0.8
Nah man, California is all brown and dirty. Including all the people. I mean, I look in the mirror and try to take a shower and wash away all the dirt and shame, but it won't just go away.

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Old 04-28-2015, 04:13 PM
 
Location: LBC
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Nah man, California is all brown and dirty. Including all the people. I mean, I look in the mirror and try to take a shower and wash away all the dirt and shame, but it won't just go away.

That's because you aren't lush. Drive through CT, lushes abound.
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Old 04-28-2015, 04:15 PM
 
Location: Jacksonville, FL
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You managed to expose yourself to the full breadth of California's landscape on your five day visit? Ok. Or is that based on your friend's impression also?

BTW - I agree Oregon is beautiful as well. But here is the "greenery" in the eastern half:

https://www.google.com/search?q=east..._AUoAg&dpr=0.8
My 5-day visit was in SoCal, mostly in San Diego. But I have also been to northeast CA, which was very scenic and impressive, as well as the area to the east of Death Valley, on the NV border. I think CA is a beautiful state, but too much of it is brown and dry looking, even on the coast. The level of lush greenery just doesn't cut it. That's where Washington and Oregon succeed, even though they aren't even as green as the east coast.
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Old 04-28-2015, 04:28 PM
 
Location: Westminster/Huntington Beach, CA
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My 5-day visit was in SoCal, mostly in San Diego. But I have also been to northeast CA, which was very scenic and impressive, as well as the area to the east of Death Valley, on the NV border. I think CA is a beautiful state, but too much of it is brown and dry looking, even on the coast. The level of lush greenery just doesn't cut it. That's where Washington and Oregon succeed, even though they aren't even as green as the east coast.
5 days isn't enough to make that confident of a generalization. Just say SoCal/San Diego looks brown or dry, and I might agree with you. But if you haven't been on the coast from San Francisco and north then you can't really make that statement.
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Old 04-28-2015, 04:30 PM
 
Location: LBC
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My 5-day visit was in SoCal, mostly in San Diego. But I have also been to northeast CA, which was very scenic and impressive, as well as the area to the east of Death Valley, on the NV border. I think CA is a beautiful state, but too much of it is brown and dry looking, even on the coast. The level of lush greenery just doesn't cut it. That's where Washington and Oregon succeed, even though they aren't even as green as the east coast.
The East Coast is more green. Except during the months when it's anything but.

Northeast CA looks much like the link I posted. And yes, the area east of Death Valley is dry looking. I'm only responding to this because you post so much about California one would assume an encyclopedic understanding of the state's geography. How did you feel about Big Sur? The Redwoods? Sequoias? Lost Coast? Muir Wilderness? Tahoe? Mt. Lassen? Yosemite?
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Old 04-28-2015, 04:31 PM
 
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Honestly the Oregon coast is very beautiful and Portland is a city I would love to visit, but I can't think of a more beautiful state overall than California. Heck many people consider driving the PCH an actual tourist attraction.
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Old 04-28-2015, 04:39 PM
 
Location: LoS ScAnDaLoUs KiLLa CaLI
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The East Coast is more green. Except during the months when it's anything but.

Northeast CA looks much like the link I posted. And yes, the area east of Death Valley is dry looking. I'm only responding to this because you post so much about California one would assume an encyclopedic understanding of the state's geography. How did you feel about Big Sur? The Redwoods? Sequoias? Lost Coast? Muir Wilderness? Tahoe? Mt. Lassen? Yosemite?
Come on, don't you know that as soon as you cross into California from Oregon to California, everything goes from "lush and green" to "dry"? The government defined borders really does determine the whole geography of a state

I thought City-Data was supposed to be full of college graduates and professionals. I wouldn't hire most of CD to work at McDonalds.
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Old 04-29-2015, 02:05 AM
 
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