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Old 04-11-2012, 03:57 PM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
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No questions, just jumping up and down!!

Houston can keep it's power lines and pollution,
Crime, lack of zoning and miles of McMansions squeezed into every block,
Its plastic surgery and pornography,
and its flat scrubby landscape.

Can't wait to get home to the trees, sidewalks and beauty of the Triangle. And food! It's almost impossible to find healthy, organic food in Houston. I had an incredible lack of appreciation for the area until I moved to Houston.
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Old 04-11-2012, 04:08 PM
 
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Yay! Happy for you!!! Welcome back!
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Old 04-11-2012, 04:16 PM
 
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Welcome home!
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Old 04-11-2012, 06:10 PM
 
Location: South Beach and DT Raleigh
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No questions, just jumping up and down!!

Houston can keep it's power lines and pollution,
Crime, lack of zoning and miles of McMansions squeezed into every block,
Its plastic surgery and pornography,
and its flat scrubby landscape.

Can't wait to get home to the trees, sidewalks and beauty of the Triangle. And food! It's almost impossible to find healthy, organic food in Houston. I had an incredible lack of appreciation for the area until I moved to Houston.
Been there, done that! I was in Houston for six of the most miserable months of my life. I feel your excitement! Congratulations!!!
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Old 04-11-2012, 06:39 PM
 
Location: Cary, NC
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Welcome home!
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Old 04-11-2012, 06:45 PM
 
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Personally, pegotty, I actually liked Houston. There are places in Houston with trees and sidewalks (and God knows there are plenty of places in the Triangle without sidewalks), and I actually did find decent organic produce in Houston, although granted it takes a bit more searching than in the Triangle. I agree with everything else you said, though. And while I enjoyed Houston, I enjoy the Triangle quite a bit more, and it sounds like you do, too. So, congratulations, and welcome back!
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Old 04-11-2012, 07:26 PM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
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Welcome HOME!

Vicki
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Old 04-12-2012, 05:56 AM
 
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I lived in Houston for years. I moved here 3 years ago. I went "home" to visit Houston for a week in March. I go back every couple of months. This time, when I flew back in to our airport here I realized that this is now "home." I still miss some things about Houston but life is good here. Welcome back.
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Old 04-12-2012, 09:18 AM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
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I didn't mean to knock Houston for those of you who love it. I've just been an east coast girl most of my life and I guess it's just too different for me. The big sky was very nice, though.
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Old 04-12-2012, 10:59 AM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
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I didn't mean to knock Houston for those of you who love it. I've just been an east coast girl most of my life and I guess it's just too different for me. The big sky was very nice, though.
Funny you say that...I had friends that visited from Texas. All she kept talking about was the lack of sky, here! "Too many trees", she said. I thought it was funny and didn't quite understand until I visited her in Austin!

Flying in, the view from the plane was so different than ours! Not better, not worse, just different!

I liked Austin. Reminded me very much of Raleigh.

Vicki
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