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Old 05-14-2011, 08:36 PM
 
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I made ONE big mistake and moved to Upper Michigan.. I will never get out of here alive.. huge mistake!!..Absolutely NOTHING to do here.....this is true misery!

Did you ever try boating, snowmobiling, camping, hunting, fishing, skiing, golfing?
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Old 05-14-2011, 08:55 PM
 
Location: Appalachian New York, Formerly Louisiana
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An old thread revived!

I'm stuck in Louisiana. My heart yearns for the Allegheny hills of PA/NY.
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Old 05-14-2011, 09:02 PM
 
Location: Denver
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I'm kind of stuck in Houston, I like it but I'm not in the best location. Yearning for my sweet New Orleans!!!
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Old 05-14-2011, 09:13 PM
 
Location: IN
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Yes, the Ohio Valley. It can often feel like the twilight zone...
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Old 05-15-2011, 03:12 PM
 
Location: New York
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Which part of the state are you in? All parts of NC aren't created equal.
Does that matter though? I'm in the Piedmont Triad, about 45 minutes from Greensboro. I just don't like the culture here, or the schools for that matter. I hate the weather (I'm a hardcore winter person and absolutely abhor summers). I miss my native Philadelphia and New York.
You'll probably tell me that there are many people from the Northeast moving here, but I don't really care if there are a lot of transplants here. That doesn't matter to me, because I'm still here, and I don't want to be, it's great for them (if they are happy, because I happen to know a few that would like to go back to Western NY as soon as they can *gasp*). For me, NC is not the "Paradise" that everyone else seems to think it is, but I guess that's just me.
I don't like when people say (or imply) that I should like North Carolina, and I'm just in the wrong part, implying that I would be happier in another part of the same state, instead of just out of it like I desperately want to be.

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Old 05-15-2011, 03:23 PM
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Location: A Yankee in northeast TN
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Anybody stuck somewhere you aren't crazy about?
I used to be, but I finally made it out. I feel like I should have a bumper sticker or a T-shirt or something that says "I survived Memphis"
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Old 05-15-2011, 05:59 PM
 
Location: Clovis Strong, NM
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Stuck in OC, California. Born and raised in Anchorage, Alaska so still trying to adjust after 2 years. I know it won't ever happen. I'll be leaving after college.
Rural beauty trumps the endless rows of cracker-box, tract-housing lining the hill-sides any day of the week.

I hear many people over-hyping Victorville for the clean-air and low-housing costs it used to be known for.
But everyone squeezing through the Cajon Pass has turned this area into what I would call an odd-mix of Suburbia and a refugee camp.
We've got the atypical shops and amenities of places "down-the-hill".
But aside from some chain restaurants and the gym, this place pretty much closes after 10PM and leaves the night-owls to their destructive tendencies.
And, while not trying to instigate an anti-car argument, there's really no way to get around up here without one if you aren't brave enough to stomach Bear Valley Rd on two-wheels.
Also, there are Mojave Narrows, Jess Ranch, and Hesperia Lakes as a somewhat outdoor experience, but the urban-encroachment has taken most of the fun out of that.
And then there's also the newcomers winning over local law-enforcement by having off-roading and outdoor target shooting in the boonies becoming "no-nos".

However, there's plenty of desert-hamlets in adjacent states that are small enough and offer up the red-rock and sand that I've grown used to.
I'm just formulating how to lay out my exit-strategy and make it work right the first time.
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Old 05-15-2011, 08:39 PM
 
Location: Near L.A.
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Kentucky suburbs of Cincinnati. Don't like the culture, provincialism, backward/hillbilly thinking so unusual for a large metropolitan area, the international airport's numerous problems, and lack of friendliness/warmth among the people. A job keeps me here and that's it.

On the other hand, at least it's not Louisville, just downriver. Some of the worst people I've ever met from anywhere in the United States hailed from that city. That is one city I desperately wanted to get out of and DID get out of.
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Old 05-15-2011, 08:47 PM
 
Location: Appalachian New York, Formerly Louisiana
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Kentucky suburbs of Cincinnati. Don't like the culture, provincialism, backward/hillbilly thinking so unusual for a large metropolitan area, the international airport's numerous problems, and lack of friendliness/warmth among the people. A job keeps me here and that's it.

On the other hand, at least it's not Louisville, just downriver. Some of the worst people I've ever met from anywhere in the United States hailed from that city. That is one city I desperately wanted to get out of and DID get out of.
Curious, and this is an honest question not a challenge, where would you like to be?
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Old 05-15-2011, 09:32 PM
 
Location: Somewhere below Mason/Dixon
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I made ONE big mistake and moved to Upper Michigan.. I will never get out of here alive.. huge mistake!!..Absolutely NOTHING to do here.....this is true misery!
That is the very best part of Michigan, and maybe the very best part of the entire midwest. Lake Superiors beauty is beyond comparison, the winters are stunning and many would consider Upper Michigan a paradise. While I live in the center of the lower peninsula these days, I lived for 9 years in the UP and id go back in a heart beat. Michigan is about the outdoors, hunting, fishing, camping, ice fishing etc. If you dont enjoy that kind of thing then you will never like Michigan. If you moved here from some big east coast state or somewhere in California I bet you are going stir crazy. Give it time and you may come to appreciate the solitude and country living.
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