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View Poll Results: Would you rather have Palm trees in your region where you live, or having snow and winter?
Snow in the winter - Don't care about having Palm trees where I live 129 51.19%
Palm trees of course! 123 48.81%
Voters: 252. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 06-08-2008, 11:15 AM
 
Location: New England & The Maritimes
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palm trees are not native anywhere in the us. correct me if im wrong. maybe south florida? certainly not in california.
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Old 06-08-2008, 12:02 PM
 
Location: USA
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Default Gimme heat

When I was a younger man I would have voted for snow. Not now. I don't like all that layering of clothes, the cold dry air that makes my skin itch, and the cruddy driving conditions. I would just as soon have it warm all year long. So I voted palm trees. Some of us do change over time.
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Old 06-08-2008, 01:06 PM
 
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Palm trees. Something about them just puts a smile on my face. My favorites are date, royal, and coconut palms. I love snow also but hate cold weather. If only it could snow when it was 85.
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Old 06-08-2008, 01:13 PM
 
Location: Southeast Missouri
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Snow. It's nice to not be hot all year. I'd rather have a little of both.
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Old 06-08-2008, 01:22 PM
 
Location: Mission Viejo, CA
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I like the nice pleasant sun. I like how we handle the snow, which is usually three weekend trips up to Big Bear each winter for some Saturday skiing and then one week long trip over Easter Holiday at Mammoth MTN and then returning to the 65 degree winter temps in So Cal. A week is about all I can handle in the snow.
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Old 06-08-2008, 03:35 PM
 
Location: los angeles
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palm trees are not native anywhere in the us. correct me if im wrong. maybe south florida? certainly not in california.
Both California & Florida have native palms [look them up if you like
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Old 06-08-2008, 03:41 PM
 
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Palm trees are ridiculous to me here in Southwest Florida. We need SHADED trees, not tall ugly sticks with no purpose whatsoever. New buildings and developments go up here - as they continuously do - and what gets torn down? Mature, shade-providing trees and the wonderful palm tree goes in their place. UGH!
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Old 06-08-2008, 04:37 PM
 
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Ughh,

When I was in California I always felt depressed during Christmas time, especially when I got back from cities like New York and Paris in December and saw people walking around LA during the holiday season in their tacky shorts and flip flops. It just never felt right.

Nothing tops a New York Christmas. Nothing!!! Beautiful and pure heaven!!

I think I prefer the four seasons....I'm not sure.
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Old 06-08-2008, 05:15 PM
 
Location: Bronx, NY
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Palm trees. I hate snow, cold weather and anything to do with it. If I can't wear shorts and a t-shirt, then it is too cold for me.
I just love palm trees. Maybe it's because they are nowhere to be found here. But when you see them it just makes a place look like a tropical paradise. I have had enough of snow. Give me the visually pleasing palm trees.
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Old 06-08-2008, 05:39 PM
 
Location: Beaumont, Texas
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Live near the palms- drive up to Arrowhead for the snow. (In So.Cal.) Missionhome has it down pat.
AMGBOY- You should have checked out The Mission Inn in Riverside (okay, it's a liitle out of the way) for their Dickens inspired Christmas event. Horse-drawn carraige rides with hot cider and all. I just saw a feature this past Chistmas on Good Morning America and it looked better than I remembered.
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