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Old 01-19-2010, 01:53 PM
 
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Over the last two years I've posted here in the forum a few times to gather information about the area, and get some help in planning a scouting trip or two. After our last trip to the area, my wife and I were sold and have decided to leave CA and head to NC.

We're planning on moving in mid-Feb and have a six month lease lined up for a lakefront apartment at Weston Lakeside. I'm hoping that within those six months we'll gain enough insight into the surrounding areas to figure out where we'd like to buy something. Needless say we're super excited about the move, and thanks to everyone who's provided information in the past!

Now all I have to do is figure out how to train myself to not drive like a Californian.
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Old 01-19-2010, 05:36 PM
 
Location: Cary, NC
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"How not to drive like a Californian..."

Buy an old pickup truck. Preferably with a spare part or two hanging off.

Get a dog.

Put dog on seat.

Talk to dog as you drive.

Drive down center of rural roads, oblivious to the traffic, oncoming or behind you. (Heck, those folks worry too much about being in a hurry.)

Training video in development.
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Old 01-19-2010, 05:52 PM
 
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Over the last two years I've posted here in the forum a few times to gather information about the area, and get some help in planning a scouting trip or two. After our last trip to the area, my wife and I were sold and have decided to leave CA and head to NC.

We're planning on moving in mid-Feb and have a six month lease lined up for a lakefront apartment at Weston Lakeside. I'm hoping that within those six months we'll gain enough insight into the surrounding areas to figure out where we'd like to buy something. Needless say we're super excited about the move, and thanks to everyone who's provided information in the past!

Now all I have to do is figure out how to train myself to not drive like a Californian.
And please,don't listen to anyone that tells you to ,A)change your accent.b)speak softer.c)accept everything.As I'm sure you know that would be rediculous if it were the other way around,and a southern person were moving to Cali.Although the three conditions may only apply to NY & NJ.
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Old 01-19-2010, 06:10 PM
 
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At least nobody can call me a Yankee...I'm a frontiersman LOL.
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Old 01-19-2010, 06:14 PM
 
Location: Dallas, TX
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"How not to drive like a Californian..."

Buy an old pickup truck. Preferably with a spare part or two hanging off.

Get a dog.

Put dog on seat.

Talk to dog as you drive.

Drive down center of rural roads, oblivious to the traffic, oncoming or behind you. (Heck, those folks worry too much about being in a hurry.)

Training video in development.
Is it still like that there?? I thought the Triangle had advanced! Sounds like parts of Upstate SC!
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Old 01-19-2010, 06:30 PM
 
Location: Wake Forest, NC
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Don't forget to leave the trail gate open.
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Old 01-19-2010, 06:41 PM
 
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We're planning on moving in mid-Feb and have a six month lease lined up for a lakefront apartment at Weston Lakeside. I'm hoping that within those six months we'll gain enough insight into the surrounding areas to figure out where we'd like to buy something
FINALLY! Someone who takes our advice!
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Old 01-19-2010, 07:02 PM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
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I had clients that stayed in Weston Lakeside and they are beautiful! Nice area. Convenient location.

Vicki
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Old 01-19-2010, 07:27 PM
 
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Congrats on your move and your job!

Here is a link to the "Triangle Survival Guide" -- it may help in your transformation into an NCer.
Newcomer? Triangle Terms and Survival Guide

Last edited by lovebrentwood; 01-19-2010 at 08:21 PM..
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Old 01-19-2010, 08:06 PM
 
Location: Cary, NC
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Is it still like that there?? I thought the Triangle had advanced! Sounds like parts of Upstate SC!
Well, I was thinking about Western and Central Pennsylvania when I wrote it.
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