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Old 09-06-2017, 06:59 PM
 
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Old 09-06-2017, 08:20 PM
 
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Get back to me in a few years. Some live in the past and some see the future. People wrote Detroit off for dead and it's rebirth shocked the naysayers. Same thing is beginning in Gary. Gary is truly I believe the most underrated city in the country simply on the basis of it's location in the lowest tax slice of Chicagoland. It has very real assets that very few realize.
You act like the location is insanely amazing. You're smoking that Gary crack man...

Where are mountains that I can go hiking, skiiing, etc... oh that's right, 4-10 hours away. Where's the ocean that I can enjoy year round? That's right, there isn't one, just a cold a$$ lake, sure it's pretty, but it's no paradise. You can't escape the fact that Gary is still indeed ghetto, and lacks major attractions in the city of Gary itself. The biggest attraction is being near a city like Chicago

I would say off the top of my head, there are minimum of 25+ places I'd much rather be. For example, Lake Tahoe. In the heart of the mountains, world class skiing, hiking, etc...and a lake that makes any Great Lakes look ugly. Not to mention only a couple hours from the ocean if that's more your style.
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Old 09-06-2017, 09:12 PM
 
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You act like the location is insanely amazing. You're smoking that Gary crack man...

Where are mountains that I can go hiking, skiiing, etc... oh that's right, 4-10 hours away. Where's the ocean that I can enjoy year round? That's right, there isn't one, just a cold a$$ lake, sure it's pretty, but it's no paradise. You can't escape the fact that Gary is still indeed ghetto, and lacks major attractions in the city of Gary itself. The biggest attraction is being near a city like Chicago

I would say off the top of my head, there are minimum of 25+ places I'd much rather be. For example, Lake Tahoe. In the heart of the mountains, world class skiing, hiking, etc...and a lake that makes any Great Lakes look ugly. Not to mention only a couple hours from the ocean if that's more your style.
What is it about some posters .... needing to demean OUR NATIONS GREAT LAKES? Honestly, do you know how many miles of the Great Lakes coastline there is? Compared to a Lake Tahoe?

From large cliffs to Great Sand Dunes and Great major cities on them. Although you did not put down Chicago..... the Great Lakes are far from ugly compared to any other lake.

With Gary IN.... I say never say never. Camden NJ is showing signs of bouncing back. Especially on its riverfront opposite Philly.
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Old 09-06-2017, 10:02 PM
 
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What is it about some posters .... needing to demean OUR NATIONS GREAT LAKES? Honestly, do you know how many miles of the Great Lakes coastline there is? Compared to a Lake Tahoe?

From large cliffs to Great Sand Dunes and Great major cities on them. Although you did not put down Chicago..... the Great Lakes are far from ugly compared to any other lake.

With Gary IN.... I say never say never. Camden NJ is showing signs of bouncing back. Especially on its riverfront opposite Philly.
I didn't say the Great Lakes were ugly, I actually said the opposite, specifically said they're pretty. But no Great Lake has picture perfect, crystal clear blue water that you can see 100ft down.
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Old 09-07-2017, 06:50 AM
 
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I didn't say the Great Lakes were ugly, I actually said the opposite, specifically said they're pretty. But no Great Lake has picture perfect, crystal clear blue water that you can see 100ft down.
There are many days where, even on the beaches right in the city of Chicago, you can wade pretty far in and see right down to the bottom (of course not 100 ft). But then, the water can still be contaminated even if it is completely transparent.
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Old 09-07-2017, 10:13 AM
 
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I didn't say the Great Lakes were ugly, I actually said the opposite, specifically said they're pretty. But no Great Lake has picture perfect, crystal clear blue water that you can see 100ft down.
Saying ugly compared to Lake Tahoe ..... I just found comparing Lake Tahoe as superior? Simply was odd and intent was merely to lower the Great Lakes region. I see clear waters on Chicago's beaches on visits and it certainly takes on blue hues varying by depth from above. I have no need to lessen Lake Tahoe. But it doesn't define a whole region as the Great Lakes.

They are what they are and a asset to their states. Perhaps nothing compares to the Caribbean when no hurricanes are formed in blue-green clear waters, white sands and tropical palms and foliage.

But the Great Lakes still do well in getting blue-hues and clarity.

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Old 09-07-2017, 08:26 PM
 
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You act like the location is insanely amazing. You're smoking that Gary crack man...

Where are mountains that I can go hiking, skiiing, etc... oh that's right, 4-10 hours away. Where's the ocean that I can enjoy year round? That's right, there isn't one, just a cold a$$ lake, sure it's pretty, but it's no paradise. You can't escape the fact that Gary is still indeed ghetto, and lacks major attractions in the city of Gary itself. The biggest attraction is being near a city like Chicago

I would say off the top of my head, there are minimum of 25+ places I'd much rather be. For example, Lake Tahoe. In the heart of the mountains, world class skiing, hiking, etc...and a lake that makes any Great Lakes look ugly. Not to mention only a couple hours from the ocean if that's more your style.
Wow, I seem to have got your panties in quite a twist.

Gary is where the largest freshwater on PLANET EARTH , comes closest to THE SUN, in the midst of the RICHEST soil on the planet.

Also happens to have the nation's largest fire/steel mill.

With this view.
https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com...090726abe1.jpg
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Old 09-07-2017, 08:38 PM
 
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https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=hWvVqrfiMvk

The insane beauty of this area includes winter. Gary goes from Caribbean warm blue water to Arctic ice every year
Just because you can't see the ridonculous unique beauty doesn't mean the rest of us can't.
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Old 09-08-2017, 11:16 AM
 
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Wow, I seem to have got your panties in quite a twist.

Gary is where the largest freshwater on PLANET EARTH , comes closest to THE SUN, in the midst of the RICHEST soil on the planet.

Also happens to have the nation's largest fire/steel mill.

With this view.
https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com...090726abe1.jpg
That's fine and dandy, it's still nowhere near a desirable place on the lists of most people, and won't be anywhere in the near future.

There are plenty of places with a large amount of freshwater supply.
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Old 09-08-2017, 08:22 PM
 
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True but only one place on the planet where 1/4 of Sweetwater kisses the sun. The two forces necessary for LIFE, sunshine and freshwater meet right here. Pretty amazing really. But please, steer clear.
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