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Old 09-29-2008, 11:54 AM
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Usually the one at UTSA is uncomfortably packed.
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Old 09-29-2008, 11:54 AM
 
Location: San Antonio. Tx 78209
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I posted photos with no people, to protect their privacy. If you go to flickr and search San Antonio fountain, then you will see plenty with people in them. I didn't think that posting pictures, many of which feature children was the right or prudent thing to do.
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Old 09-29-2008, 11:55 AM
 
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What do you wish SA had that it currently doesn't?


And make it somewhat realistic.

A disney theme park, possible, though not probable

an ocean view, not possible (minus a massive asteroid or a few million years)
San Antonio is missing alot more palm trees. If SA had twice as much palm trees as Corpus Christi, I bet it would make it a more visually attractive city. Also more clean green grass on downtown and on the south, west, and east sides would do the city alot of justice. When I see the palm trees here in SA, it makes me feel as If I am in California or something! With the wind blowing and the sun shining and my shades on, it's just so cool.
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Old 09-29-2008, 10:23 PM
 
Location: Washington, DC & San Antonio, TX
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San Antonio is missing alot more palm trees. If SA had twice as much palm trees as Corpus Christi, I bet it would make it a more visually attractive city. Also more clean green grass on downtown and on the south, west, and east sides would do the city alot of justice. When I see the palm trees here in SA, it makes me feel as If I am in California or something! With the wind blowing and the sun shining and my shades on, it's just so cool.
Palm trees are native to tropical/coastal areas. San Antonio is neither, and the palm trees you see here are imported from other areas or grown in nurseries. Trees that are native to the San Antonio region include live oaks, mountain laurel, anacahuite (wild olive) and others. Native trees are not only beautiful but they are also better for the environment because they require less water and less chemical support to keep them healthy and growing.
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Old 09-29-2008, 10:26 PM
 
Location: SoCal-So Proud!
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Ha, most of California's palms were originally imported as well. A lot of folks don't know that.
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Old 10-01-2008, 09:46 AM
 
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a light rail system or a subway system.
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Old 10-01-2008, 10:15 AM
 
Location: San Antonio
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San Antonio is missing alot more palm trees. If SA had twice as much palm trees as Corpus Christi, I bet it would make it a more visually attractive city. Also more clean green grass on downtown and on the south, west, and east sides would do the city alot of justice. When I see the palm trees here in SA, it makes me feel as If I am in California or something! With the wind blowing and the sun shining and my shades on, it's just so cool.
Don't palm trees die when there is freezing temperatures? I realize SA isnt exactly arctic but there are a few hard freezes a year.
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Old 10-01-2008, 10:31 AM
 
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Being from the coastal bend (Brownsville area), I always knew that once you drove past the palm trees on I77 to San Antonio, it would be the last time one would see palm trees. Then, I started seeing them in SA, Dallas, Austin, etc. Just a few months ago, I saw them in Canada and Alaska! I'm convinced, those things go anywhere--native or not.
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Old 10-01-2008, 06:35 PM
 
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1, just for fun..Orange julius
2, even more fun...In and Out burgers
3, My beloved Trader Joes.

I know that OJ and TJ's have been mentioned, but I had to do it again

And for the impossible dream, Cooler summers and more walking hiking parks. I can't do all the hiking and walking in the HOT weather, so it has to be both
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Old 10-01-2008, 06:37 PM
 
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I'd be happy if San Antonio had a vibrant enough music scene that I didn't have to drive to Austin to see my favorite bands.
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