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Old 04-13-2016, 02:35 PM
 
Location: On the water.
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Then they wouldn't be rednecks.
lmfao. Word.

In fact, roflmfao.
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Old 04-13-2016, 02:50 PM
 
Location: On the water.
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"Bugs are a problem. Gators are a problem.
How about rednecks?"

Sorry you have a pusillanimity with alligators and insects.

If you were ever to meet a "redneck" you would find them to be the most honest, generous, accommodating and friendly people around.

It's funny how people who never really lived in FL know so much misinformation about the place.
Listen hoss, had my fill of bugs and snakes while I was pulling bloody bodies out of the jungle in a couple tours of Vietnam - (plus a couple o' duty assignments in Florida). Never have got my fill of humor though. Like I said in previous post, apparently that's what's in shortest supply in Flory-do-dah. It's not too hard to find in my posts. Just be careful when you lift up the palm fronds looking for it. There's gators under there!

"Pusillanimity" - I love it! Gives me shivers when forum posters use sophycistiated lingo.
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Old 04-13-2016, 03:10 PM
 
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I am a muslim and while florida has many in my religion, it is unsafe. My family is constantly harassed and has had their windows shot out.

I'm sorry you're family are getting harrassed but I don't understand what this has to do with myself choosing either Florida or California to live. I'm baseing my decision on cost of housing, food, gas and just basic cost of living. I'm not choosing based on my religion.
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Old 04-13-2016, 03:19 PM
 
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Wow, This thread has been all over the place. Sharks, snakes, traffic and now religion.

Alot of these posts are so funny. No, I'm not a surfer. I'm not an athiest and I am DEFINITELY NOT for Shari law. Does Florida have sharia law now? Oy vey.

I love reading these posts. so cute and funny but I trully thank you all for your input. I'm learning alot.
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Old 04-13-2016, 03:22 PM
 
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No OP is a poster..

Visitors in the water? You mean most stay on the beach because the water is too cold (hence the sea lions etc..)? Cold water + sea lions/seals = great whites.. I'll give you $100 to get in the water when sea lions are present or at night. See what happens.. I bet the experience will be more traumatic than seeing a gator in a lake in FL.
I thought sea lions were cute? Sharks, gators, snakes, jelly fish or any other creature are not my things. And Bugs, No way!!! I can do without them
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Old 04-13-2016, 03:25 PM
 
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Most of Southern California gets hotter than Florida. I need some days with 100+ and can't Florida can rarely get there summer.
Even the coast of LA gets over 100 in heat waves and the valleys get it most days in summer. DTLA gets about 15 days over 100F per year, sometimes as late as November.
Most inland areas of LA have average highs over 90 in summer and more days above 90 than any part of Florida
Palm Springs can guarantee 100 + on any given day between June and September.
Most of LA has gotten pretty close to 100 in winter.
90s happen almost every winter in LA and Miami has not seen 90 once in winter.


Florida is prone to cold snaps and freezes.
Miami's the warmest part of Florida and their record low is 27F.
The rest of Florida has seen record lows much colder, parts have even seen lower than 0F.
Santa Monica's record low is 33F and has never once even seen a freeze.
DTLA's record low is 28F and still warmer than Miami's record low.
DTLA has seen more days over 110F than nights below 32F
Miami only got to 100F once LA has thousands of times.

LA blows all the cities in Florida away when it comes to monthly record highs and Santa Monica beats the entire state when it comes to having warmest record lows.

Florida is totally overrated for heat.
if you like it hot, Southern California is the place to be.

I'm sure it's the Humidity that makes the heat in Florida alot worse than the hottest days in California.
The humidity is like breathing through a wet blanket.
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Old 04-13-2016, 03:33 PM
 
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I thought sea lions were cute? Sharks, gators, snakes, jelly fish or any other creature are not my things. And Bugs, No way!!! I can do without them
All signs of a healthy ecosystem. On the other hand..

Number of Starving Sea Lions in California 'Unprecedented'


"It’s also uncertain whether prey populations have died out or simply relocated.

"The influx of weak, sickly sea lion pups—3,110 as of May 20—has overwhelmed rehabilitation centers for the third year in a row. From San Diego to north of San Francisco, rescuers are busy retrieving pups (sometimes from city streets and oceanside bars), fattening up the ones that can be saved, and releasing them back into the sea [see video]. During the worst month, March, more than 1,000 pups rolled ashore, more than rescuers would normally see in an entire year.

Sea lions are considered sentinel species, which means they’re used as indicators of ocean health—and the indications aren’t looking good."

No food, probably the sharks moved elsewhere.. but still these are signs of a very unhealthy ecosystem (which explains the decline in shark attacks the other guy mentioned).
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Old 04-13-2016, 03:57 PM
 
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If I had a dollar for every time I read, "I left the state of Florida and couldn't get out fast enough..." well I wouldn't have a mortgage payment. Everything is relative and I don't know what specific areas you are referring to, so with that said...

California is beautiful and the weather is great, but it's ridiculously expensive and most of my husband's family has moved out of the state for that reason. From others, I've heard that running to the bank, going grocery shopping and stopping at the post office on a Saturday was an all-day ordeal because of the horrendous traffic. No thanks. Again, it depends what area you choose to live and your particular lifestyle needs.

I mapped out a trip from Camarillo to Santa Monica and mapquest told me it was going to take 1/2 hour. Hahahahaha, silly 'ol me for thinking travel time was comparable to WI in terms of mileage. It took me ALL. FRICKEN. DAY. I dropped my hubby off at work in the morning, I drove to Santa Monica just in time to try on my wedding gown (super fast) and I literally had to turn around and head back to pick up my hubby from work.

Earthquakes. Fast, and a totally different vibe. High cost of living. Lack of rain. But you can't beat the weather. If we did live there, we would choose San Diego. I can't remember the name but we found an article that listed the best beach communities to live in California... for the life of me I can't remember the name of the community that was high on the list! If I think of it I will post it here. I lived in San Diego briefly and one thing I missed was good old fashioned midwestern values.


In Florida, depending on where you live of course you will want to pay attention to the crime stats, and even gated communities give nothing more than a false sense of security. Burglaries high on the list, but again it's all relative. I keep reading there's not much of a sense of community there, as there are many transplants and probably the highest percentage of registered sex offenders in the country.

Safety Harbor and Dunedin come to mind as lower on the crime stats but near water, if that's your thing. Tampa has never been hit by a major hurricane, if I remember correctly - that's a bonus. I believe flood/hurricane insurance is typically higher on the east coast as they're more prone to hurricanes -- ???

You have to take flooding and hurricanes and sinkholes into account ... bugs, alligators, pesticides sprayed in neighborhoods to keep the mosquito population down, extreme humidity, daily rainshowers.
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Old 04-13-2016, 04:00 PM
 
Location: Carpinteria
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I thought sea lions were cute? Sharks, gators, snakes, jelly fish or any other creature are not my things. And Bugs, No way!!! I can do without them
Carpinteria, California = seal rookery...Carpinteria Harbor Seal Preserve and rookery
world's safest beach… https://www.tripadvisor.com/ShowUser...alifornia.html
it's in the #3 county and borders #1 in the U.S. for scenery and climate...https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/...atural-beauty/
Carpinteria does not have Gators, Croc's, poisonous water Snakes, poisonous Frogs or honest, generous, accommodating and friendly Rednecks.
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Old 04-13-2016, 04:02 PM
 
Location: Aliso Viejo, Orange County, CA
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then they wouldn't be rednecks.
Yup.
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