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Old 01-07-2009, 09:56 PM
 
Location: The Magnolia City
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I'm just curious, have you been California?
Yes sir, I have. What? Were you counting on me saying I hadn't been?
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Old 01-07-2009, 09:57 PM
 
Location: Denver via Austin
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Im done arguing with you. All youre gonna do is just keep inflating your TX ego and I dont feel like puking tonight.
I think this forum brings out the worst in people. Texans aren't like that when you meet them face to face.
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Old 01-07-2009, 09:58 PM
 
Location: On the Great South Bay
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Yes, in the northern part of the state we have four clearly distinct seasons. There is no water situation! People don't believe that Dallas actually receives the same amount of rain as Chicago.

In addition to deserts and canyons, New York does not have open prairie land, 8,000 ft. mountains, mesas, or barrier islands. Although NYC and downstate have a variety of cultures, the rest of the state is relatively homogeneous. In Texas, there are modern "New South" cities, the Mexican/Tejano cuture near the border, the Deep South culture in East Texas, Cajun culture in SE Texas, German towns in Central Texas, and even Midwestern influence in the Panhandle and North Texas. I think New York is a great state, but it doesn't have the variety that California and Texas have.
I also rank NY behind California and Texas. But as other people have said New York is very diverse for its smaller size.

Just to say a few things for my home state - Long Island does have barrier beaches - Fire Island, Jones Beach and Coney Island for example and they are well known. Long Island itself has its own offshore islands - one of which, Fishers Island, sits just a few miles away from Watch Hill, Rhode Island and New London Connecticut.

New York's highest peak is only 5,000+ ft. Consider the largest in the east (I think in North Carolina?) is 6,000+ ft. this is not too shabby. We also have the kind of mountains that people like to visit (sorry could not resist) as do our neighbors. There are even mountains in the NYC area.

Finally one thing we have a lot of is fresh water! Over 2,000 lakes and ponds in the Adirondacks alone! The Finger Lakes, The Great Lakes. World famous trout streams (people come from England) salmon runs and whitewater rafting.
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Old 01-07-2009, 10:02 PM
 
Location: Denver via Austin
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Yes sir, I have. What? Were you counting on me saying I hadn't been?
No I really wasn't. I just get tired of people talking about places that they haven't been to. Since you have been to California, your decision is informed and you are free to have your opinion.
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Old 01-07-2009, 10:08 PM
 
Location: The Magnolia City
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I think this forum brings out the worst in people. Texans aren't like that when you meet them face to face.
So now you're insinuating that I'm acting like I'm an arrogant a-hole because I stand by my opinion? That's convenient.
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Old 01-07-2009, 11:01 PM
 
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Besides deserts and canyons, what does Texas have that NY doesn't? Yes, we have swampy areas in NY too.

Also, does Texas have 4 legit seasons? What about the water situation too?
But thats the point (beside desert and canyons) that's what makes it beat out NY.
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Old 01-07-2009, 11:06 PM
 
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Nairobi just provided pics what more can ya'll ask for. Although i think cali is number one. But texas has new york. Just look at the photos. The tacos in the west, the shrimp and cajun in the east. Cactus, and swamp land. Although i will admit the new york photos are awesome.
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Old 01-08-2009, 10:26 AM
 
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Im done arguing with you. All youre gonna do is just keep inflating your TX ego and I dont feel like puking tonight.
Everybody has there own state ego and biased on CITY-DATA. Even people from Chi-town. We all do it. Including me sometimes. Its not just Texans.
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Old 01-08-2009, 10:56 AM
 
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But thats the point (beside desert and canyons) that's what makes it beat out NY.
OK, so it's the deserts and canyons that tip the balance to TX? OK, we'll match those with NYC (not much more need to be said), mountains and Niagara Falls!
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Old 01-08-2009, 10:59 AM
 
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OK, so it's the deserts and canyons that tip the balance to TX? OK, we'll match those with NYC (not much more need to be said), mountains and Niagara Falls!
Haha. Well you got me there.
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