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Old 06-30-2010, 05:28 PM
 
Location: Florida
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better than I thought: Seattle

Worse than I thought: San Diego

 
Old 07-01-2010, 08:37 AM
 
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More Impressive: Albuqurque, Oklahoma City, St.George

Not Impressive: Amarillo: O M G
San Francisco: way to crowded, overhyped, materialistic.
 
Old 07-03-2010, 12:48 AM
 
Location: South Tampa, Florida
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Better than expected:

Boston walkable, educated, history, great restaurants and culture,

Denver, clean - fun - easy -healthy - micro-brew culture meets the Rockies -

D.C. so much to see - great History and easy to get around.

San Francisco - By far the most beautiful city in the United States -
OK I grew up just outside of the city - so it doesn't count -

NYC - This place is like no other on the planet - Food - Culture - Energy - The diversity - and of couse you could spend years months and millions and never see everything.

Worse than expected: Oklahoma City (YAWN) Yee Haw - Never again.

Houston - Dirty - Sprawling - Lousy Roads - No Zoning & weird infrastructure, disconnected outside the loop, and ten years similar sized cities

Miami - beautiful beaches, but much of the area feels like a gritty third world war zone and dangerous -

Phoenix - overcrowded, dirty, blazing hot, little to no culture, never again - Like a smaller version L.A. without the nice weather, great beaches and cool people -
 
Old 07-03-2010, 01:00 AM
 
Location: California
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Better than expected: Houston, DC, Atlanta

Worse than expected: NYC, Miami
 
Old 07-03-2010, 09:27 AM
 
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Atlanta and Portland were much better than I expected. Atlanta's downtown seemed endless, and Portland was much cleaner than I would have thought.
 
Old 07-03-2010, 04:08 PM
 
Location: Underneath the Pecan Tree
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Less than I expected:

Miami: I liked the city,but it was completely different from what I expected. I was expecting a vibrant, fast-paced, cosmopolitan metropolitan area. What I got was lots of poverty, vibrant, but not in the sense that I had thought, and rude people. It wasn't really that fast-paced either; it felt smaller than Houston despite its density and vibrant nightlife scene.

Washington DC: Beautiful city and beautiful women, but horrible attitudes, large egos, crime, and gangs.

More than I expected:

New Orleans: I thought it was going to be some disastrous, dying, crime-ridden city but what I got was amazing food, great people, and lots of fun. Kind of what my expectations for Miami were.

Charlotte Area: I was a little hesitant to go there because I didn't really hear much about the area. What I got was amazing atmosphere, great people, and lots of trees.
 
Old 07-03-2010, 04:32 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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Better than expected: Houston, Washington D.C., Philadelphia

Worse than expected: Dallas, Atlanta
 
Old 07-03-2010, 05:45 PM
 
Location: 304
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Better--- Baltimore

worse--- Philly
 
Old 07-03-2010, 06:09 PM
 
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better: st. louis, detroit, los angeles
worse: indianapolis, cincinnati
 
Old 07-04-2010, 12:16 AM
 
Location: The canyon (with my pistols and knife)
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Better than expected: New Orleans, St. Louis, Kansas City, Nashville, Houston, San Antonio, Oklahoma City.
Worse than expected: San Diego, Miami, Dallas, Austin, Washington DC, Raleigh, Cincinnati.
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