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Old 06-04-2008, 12:00 PM
 
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They can survive spring, summer and early fall here, no problems whatsoever. Theyre planted in planters, not in the beach directly, so moving them around is easy and safe for the tree. They put out mini-palms at some western suburb shopping centers, but nothing big like shown in the pictures in Chicago.
I bike past them every week-end, and they do look quite cool
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Old 06-04-2008, 12:06 PM
 
Location: Sacramento, CA
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wow! I think I'm in love...
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Old 06-04-2008, 02:06 PM
 
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wow! I think I'm in love...
I might add that my jaw drops from the beauty of it all, and I've lived there for years! Just biking down the promentary, where you see the Hancock off LSD going south, made me actually say how beautiful....just had to vocalize it....it looks even better in person than those pics....
If Chicago didn't have cold winters, I could see another 5-7 million living there...
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Old 06-04-2008, 02:12 PM
 
Location: Sacramento, CA
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I might add that my jaw drops from the beauty of it all, and I've lived there for years! Just biking down the promentary, where you see the Hancock off LSD going south, made me actually say how beautiful....just had to vocalize it....it looks even better in person than those pics....
If Chicago didn't have cold winters, I could see another 5-7 million living there...
I want to live somewhere that causes my jaw to drop from the beauty of it all. It is so nice that you feel that way! Wish I had some $$ for a little trip to Chi-town!
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Old 06-04-2008, 02:21 PM
 
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I want to live somewhere that causes my jaw to drop from the beauty of it all. It is so nice that you feel that way! Wish I had some $$ for a little trip to Chi-town!
You'll get there one day..the summer is the time to be there....Stevie Wonder is hosting a huge free concert in 3 weeks there, right by all those pics.....

Here are a few pics of the bike trail I use each week-end, for leaving Cali...this is the stuff that makes me say how beautiful...







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Old 06-04-2008, 02:26 PM
 
Location: USA
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My favorite thing to do when i have free time is to ride down Lakeshore Drive and then back up it. It's the greatest feeling...you've got nature's beauty to one side of you and then the tallest skyline in the Western Hemisphere to your other side.

When I moved back a few weeks ago I paid $3.80 to take the toll route just to drive up Lakeshore Drive.
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Old 06-04-2008, 02:33 PM
 
Location: Sacramento, CA
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Just the pics alone make my jaw drop Scongress1234! Thank you for posting those beautiful pics.

I love how so many people in or from Chicago love it there and are so friendly. I can't wait to explore Chi town someday. In the mean time, keep posting your beautiful pics!

You too, Steve-O!
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Old 06-04-2008, 04:00 PM
 
Location: Phoenix metro
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Just the pics alone make my jaw drop Scongress1234! Thank you for posting those beautiful pics.

I love how so many people in or from Chicago love it there and are so friendly. I can't wait to explore Chi town someday. In the mean time, keep posting your beautiful pics!

You too, Steve-O!
Thanks. Its an amazing city, thats wonderfully upkept in many parts, rundown in many others. The lakefront is awesome, especially where those pics were posted from near Oak St. Beach. The skyline is very impressive, especially when heading southbound along Lake Shore Drive, and it never fails to awe me, especially at night when she's all lit up like diamonds.
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Old 06-04-2008, 04:01 PM
 
Location: Phoenix metro
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If Chicago didn't have cold winters, I could see another 5-7 million living there...
Id agree. Could you imagine if we had a climate like San Diego?? The metro would probably be like 20 million. If that was the case, I dont know if Id want to live here, too many people. We have too many as it is!
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Old 06-04-2008, 04:05 PM
 
Location: Coastal Northeast
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The wealthy go to the Hamptons and the middle-class go to the Jersey shore.
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