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Old 01-03-2009, 11:25 PM
 
Location: Underneath the Pecan Tree
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When I say variety it refers to how different different places feel within the state.
This is what the question asked. Were not talking about beauty, were talking a different type of feel or atmosphere in different places in one state. Washington does not beat Texas when it comes to this. In Texas we got San Antonio,Galveston,Austin,East Texas,North Texas,etc.
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Old 01-03-2009, 11:30 PM
 
Location: Underneath the Pecan Tree
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I think Washington beats Texas when it comes to beauty though but very slightly. I am a sucker for those trees in those 10,000 foot Mountains. Sorry.

I think New York is very diverse geographically. What I wish Texas had was those 10,000 foot mountains instead of only 8,000. Because Texas doesn't have an option for people to stay in state to ski. That's the only thing Texas really lacks.

BTW, geologically, Texas doesn't have a desert. It does have a steppe.
Correct me if I wrong, but what is this than??

Chihuahuan Desert - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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Old 01-03-2009, 11:32 PM
 
Location: Irvine,Oc,Ca
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Default California!!

California then TX or NY,No Florida b/c its just to Flat.
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Old 01-03-2009, 11:51 PM
 
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I don't know how to respond to you.....Texas is not as diverse when in comes to geography and climate. .....Washington has ocean beaches, huge mountain ranges, a rain forest, rolling prarie, arid desert, heavily urbanized areas and rural farmland. Texas is pratically a stain compared to the majesty of Washington State. For some reason it will not let me post more than 3 pictures, so this is just a small sampling.

The Palouse area in eastern Washington:



Desert bluffs in eastern Washington



The Pacific Ocean

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Old 01-03-2009, 11:53 PM
 
Location: southern california
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hands down california.i can surf or play in the snow within 1 1/2 hrs drive.
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Old 01-03-2009, 11:56 PM
 
Location: Road Warrior
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Top 2 states Americans want to visit according to a recent poll - California and Colorado both at 17%.

From Colorado you can go from a ghost town to the city, from the plains to a 14er all in one day.



California from the beach to the sierra nevadas to a martini bar all in the same night.

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Old 01-04-2009, 12:09 AM
 
Location: Underneath the Pecan Tree
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I don't know how to respond to you.....Texas is not as diverse when in comes to geography and climate. .....Washington has ocean beaches, huge mountain ranges, a rain forest, rolling prarie, arid desert, heavily urbanized areas and rural farmland. Texas is pratically a stain compared to the majesty of Washington State. For some reason it will not let me post more than 3 pictures, so this is just a small sampling.

The Palouse area in eastern Washington:



Desert bluffs in eastern Washington



The Pacific Ocean
Ok I'm coming from Mexico and I want to stay somewhere with a strong mexican culture, is there any place like that in Washington for me???

I'm a African American man and I want to stay in a city where I can be successful, but also work with others of my same race and even live in a neighborhood that caters to my type.

I'm from New Orleans and I want to live in a city similar to it. Can I find that in Washington???
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Old 01-04-2009, 12:34 AM
 
Location: On the Great South Bay
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This is what the question asked. Were not talking about beauty, were talking a different type of feel or atmosphere in different places in one state. Washington does not beat Texas when it comes to this. In Texas we got San Antonio,Galveston,Austin,East Texas,North Texas,etc.
As a Texan you might well know the difference between San Antonio and Austin and consider them tremendously significant. However most other states , including Washington have more than one city and there will be differences between all of them.

Washington has Tacoma, Seattle, Olympia, Yakima, Spokane and who can forget Walla Walla? Take a look at a detailed map of the bays, islands, rocky cliffs, forests and peninsulas of the Pugent Sound area and tell me if Texas has anything like that. There are also huge National Forests and several large Indian reservations.

And to me the difference between walking the streets of Seattle and climbing Mt Rainier, beach combing the rocky shores of the Pacific and exploring a rainforest or rafting the mighty Columbia river puts Washington ahead of Texas.

Please understand I believe Texas is very diverse (I think I ranked it third). But as someone not from either state I am just trying to be fair.
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Old 01-04-2009, 12:51 AM
 
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Ok I'm coming from Mexico and I want to stay somewhere with a strong mexican culture, is there any place like that in Washington for me???

I'm a African American man and I want to stay in a city where I can be successful, but also work with others of my same race and even live in a neighborhood that caters to my type.

I'm from New Orleans and I want to live in a city similar to it. Can I find that in Washington???
Washington has completely different demographics than Texas. While there are plenty of Mexicans in Washington, it doesn't border Mexico like Texas does. So no, there won't be any large Hispanic neighborhoods like you'd find in El Paso and San Antonio. What we do have is large Japanese, Chinese, and Southeastern Asian populations.

There are African American neighborhoods in Seattle and Tacoma.

There is no equivalent to New Orleans in Washington....However, if I was a resident of San Francisco, would I find something similar in Texas? Galveston and New Orleans are both coastal gulf towns, so is it really that remarkable that they are similar in feel? Portland and Vancouver both have the same vibe as Seattle, but then again both are also in the PNW.
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Old 01-04-2009, 12:53 AM
 
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Washington has completely different demographics than Texas. While there are plenty of Mexicans in Washington, it doesn't border Mexico like Texas does. So no, there won't be any large Hispanic neighborhoods like you'd find in El Paso and San Antonio. What we do have is large Japanese, Chinese, and Southeastern Asian populations.

There are African American neighborhoods in Seattle and Tacoma.

There is no equivalent to New Orleans in Washington....However, if I was a resident of San Francisco, would I find something similar in Texas?
Sure, many people would say Austin. I've never been to SF, so I wouldn't know but people say it reminds them of SF.
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