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Old 06-14-2012, 04:36 PM
 
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you should travel more.
would you like an itinerary of my travel?

Because of a certain hobby I once had, I've traveled to no less than 20 states in this Country and Canada, besides normal vacations throughout the years. So...I'll say it again, I've never traveled a state where such a high percentage of the roads, walkways, and bridges are in such disrepair. This includes states that have much more snow, rain and cold than we get a year.

In the state of Rhode Island we are ripped off when it comes to maintenance of our infrastructure. "They" simply think of pensions, vacations and power, instead of the job at hand.
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Old 06-14-2012, 05:43 PM
 
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Default towns, roads, etc.

We just moved to Rhode Island because of my spouse's job. Trying to take the good with the bad at this point, but the bad is most definitely the condition of the roads and bridges and the overall appearance of things.
We bought a house in the South County area because that area is the only part of the state that I don't dislike. And some of it, I really do like a lot. It's very much a hot/cold feeling here. Beaches, fabulous food including fresh seafood, miles of coastline, and certain conveniences (access to Boston, the Cape and NYC) cannot be ignored. It's just that you have to put up with terrible, really terrible roads. It's funny, I never thought of "road conditions" as a thing to consider before moving here. Now it is one of the first things I notice when visiting another state.
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Old 06-15-2012, 06:20 AM
 
Location: Providence, RI
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Well, why do think they call us Little Rhody???
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Old 06-17-2012, 05:08 PM
 
Location: Rhody
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The bad roads have to do with the high water table and increased frost heaving we get compared to other cold and snowy locations. Some people have to put up with living around crime, I'd prefer potholes anyday.
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Old 06-17-2012, 05:40 PM
 
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believe it or not...some have to deal with neither.
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Old 06-18-2012, 05:56 PM
 
Location: chepachet
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believe it or not...some have to deal with neither.
yes, but they have to deal with something! There are no utopia's out there. We all choose our own poison. Let me know where utopia is and I'll follow you, but I probably can't afford it. The other problem is that we probably cannot agree on the definition of utopia.
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Old 06-18-2012, 07:09 PM
 
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We all choose our own poison.
Very true... only I didn't think we were talking about the generalizations of "choosing our own poison" in reference to a utopia.
I just wanted to make the point that there are a hell of allot of places that have good infrastructure and a safe lifestyle.
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Old 06-18-2012, 07:33 PM
 
Location: chepachet
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I just wanted to make the point that there are a hell of allot of places that have good infrastructure and a safe lifestyle.
I agree, but my point is that even these places have some type of drawback.
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Old 06-19-2012, 06:50 AM
 
Location: Western NC
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I just wanted to make the point that there are a hell of allot of places that have good infrastructure and a safe lifestyle.
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..... less stressful, more affordable, less political maniacs.
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Old 06-19-2012, 09:08 AM
 
Location: Rhody
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I don't know if there are a 'hellof alot' but there are some. Of course most people don't have that luxury. This doesn't include boring places like North Dakota or Minnesota, either. My relationship with potholed roads changed when I drove a rental sedan 30 miles down a potholed dirt road in Mexico. Still with all the suv's and trucks around, one wonders what the complaining is all about.
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