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Old 05-13-2009, 03:59 PM
 
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Well, I'm almost 30, single, love my family and love being outdoors. I live in the northeast -- in a great coastal town with lots of outdoorsy things to do with a good job and a boss who lets me do whatever I want. I have no family here and the towns are small so I've found it hard to meet friends the past 1.5 years I've been here (my family is all in CA and TX). Basically, I'm lonely... waaahhh... lol.

Hence, I started looking for jobs in San Antonio... but I dont know anything about the area other than my cousin lives there with her family and will be there for the next 1-2 years maximum. What is it like in San Antonio? What type of outdoorsy things are there to do or wholesome entertainment for someone who is somewhat "over" the club scene? How about meeting friends or finding decent guys to date?

I guess I'm a little afraid that I'll move to San Antonio, my cousin will move away, and now I'll be a Texan and just as unhappy as I am here... except with a job that is way less fulfilling.

Anyone?
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Old 05-13-2009, 04:08 PM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX
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Houston definitely has more job opportunities, and Austin is good for singles with more outdoor stuff. I'd recommend those 2 cities over S.A. I'm also single and the dating scene here is tough. When I graduate school, I'm definitely headed elsewhere.
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Old 05-13-2009, 05:05 PM
 
Location: SoCal-So Proud!
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Well, I'm almost 30, single, love my family and love being outdoors. I live in the northeast -- in a great coastal town with lots of outdoorsy things to do with a good job and a boss who lets me do whatever I want. I have no family here and the towns are small so I've found it hard to meet friends the past 1.5 years I've been here (my family is all in CA and TX). Basically, I'm lonely... waaahhh... lol.

Hence, I started looking for jobs in San Antonio... but I dont know anything about the area other than my cousin lives there with her family and will be there for the next 1-2 years maximum. What is it like in San Antonio? What type of outdoorsy things are there to do or wholesome entertainment for someone who is somewhat "over" the club scene? How about meeting friends or finding decent guys to date?

I guess I'm a little afraid that I'll move to San Antonio, my cousin will move away, and now I'll be a Texan and just as unhappy as I am here... except with a job that is way less fulfilling.

Anyone?
Stay where you are.
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Old 05-13-2009, 10:10 PM
 
Location: That's pretty obvious
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I'm from the northeast and would take that over san antonio any day. But, if you're set on moving here...I agree with the posting about Austin. It's a much more active, outdoorsy city. And it's funny, despite the 1.5 million churches in San Antonio, "wholesome" is not a word that comes to mind when I think of this city.

The fact that you actually found work in the northeast is a minor miracle. You might not want to give that up. Heck, I'll date you if I can come live with you in your "great coastal town" (I vaguely remember what the ocean looks like...oooh, and the seafood...the autumn colors...Cali - take me away!!)
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Old 05-13-2009, 10:15 PM
 
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Why would you tell her to stay where she is if she wants to leave?

As for SA, please ignore ANYONE and EVERYONE who says there's no outdoorsy stuff to do in SA. That's a bold face lie.

Also, pound for pound, SA has a better job market and job outlook than Houston so let's just put that out there for the OP.

Have you discussed moving here with your cousin? If so, what has he/she said?
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Old 05-13-2009, 10:28 PM
 
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Disclaimer - Outdoor Activities vary from person to person and is very subjective.

Outdoor Activities in San Antonio:

Riverwalk stroll
Mission Trails
Government Canyon Natural Park
Eisenhower Park
Friedrich Wilderness Park
Voelcker Park
Medina River Natural Area
Guadalupe River (tubing)
Comal River (tubing)
Canyon Lake
Medina Lake *(check out link at the bottom)
Calaveras Lake
Mitchell Lake
Natural Bridge Caverns
Natural Bridge Wildlife
San Antonio Zoo
San Antonio Botanical Gardens
Every month downtown has the Houston St. Fair.
Schlitterbahn
Sea World
Six Flags
Splashtown
Moto bike track in Floresville
Paint ball courses
ETC

Under construction/In progress:
  • San Antonio Greenways: Linear Creekways
  • 9-mile San Antonio River Mission Reach Hike, Bike, Jog trails as well as water recreation opportunities: San Antonio River Foundation :: Vision - Mission Reach (http://www.sariverfoundation.org/vision-mission.php - broken link)
  • Nation's (maybe worlds) largest special needs park: http://www.morganswonderland.com
ETC

Others can add more if they'd like.

*If you can't, for whatever crazy reason, have fun at Medina Lake, maybe you should wait for when this guy is in town. Some of you may know him.

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Old 05-13-2009, 11:06 PM
 
Location: That's pretty obvious
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how amusing that you would use the phrase "pound for pound" lemon...because pound for pound, it's clear many people in this city would classify reaching out their car window to grab that bag of fast food at the drive-thru an "outdoor activity." Bar hopping on the Riverwalk doesn't qualify either. And Seaworld?? Six Flags?? Mine as well put the Shops at La Cantera on there too. It is an "outdoor" mall.
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Old 05-13-2009, 11:08 PM
 
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San Antonio Greenways:

Overview:
http://img15.imageshack.us/img15/6542/greenways.png

In progress pictures:

Leon Creek Greenway

http://www.sanantonio.gov/creekways/...ckBandera2.jpg

http://www.sanantonio.gov/creekways/...ockBandera.jpg


Medina River Greenway

http://www.sanantonio.gov/creekways/...pplewhite2.jpg

http://www.sanantonio.gov/creekways/...pplewhite3.jpg

http://www.sanantonio.gov/creekways/...Applewhite.jpg

Salado Creek Greenway

http://www.sanantonio.gov/creekways/...nerBlanco3.jpg

http://www.sanantonio.gov/creekways/...ladoTobin4.jpg

http://www.sanantonio.gov/creekways/...nerBlanco2.jpg

http://www.sanantonio.gov/creekways/...ladoTobin3.jpg

http://www.sanantonio.gov/creekways/...bnerBlanco.jpg


Morgan's Wonderland:

Location:

http://www.soarsa.org/SOAR%20Special%20Needs%20Park%20and%20Soccer%20Ima ges/Map%20to%20SOAR%20Special%20Needs%20Park%20-%20Enlarged%20Detail.gif (broken link)


In progress pictures:

http://www.soarsa.org/SOAR%20Special%20Needs%20Park%20and%20Soccer%20Ima ges/aerials/b-09-04-23.jpg (broken link)

http://www.soarsa.org/SOAR%20Special%20Needs%20Park%20and%20Soccer%20Ima ges/aerials/Longhorn%20Quarry%20Aerial%202009%2003%2018%202.jp g (broken link)

http://www.soarsa.org/SOAR%20Special%20Needs%20Park%20and%20Soccer%20Ima ges/aerials/b-09-04-23.jpg (broken link)
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Old 05-13-2009, 11:12 PM
 
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how amusing that you would use the phrase "pound for pound" lemon...because pound for pound, it's clear many people in this city would classify reaching out their car window to grab that bag of fast food at the drive-thru an "outdoor activity."


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Bar hopping on the Riverwalk doesn't qualify either.
Did I say bar hopping? Did I say a dinner date? Did I say a barge cruise? No. Simply taking a stroll through the Riverwalk is what I meant. Again, "outdoorsy" is subjective. She could easily be asking for dirt bike courses or a place to fish. Who knows.

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And Seaworld?? Six Flags?? Mine as well put the Shops at La Cantera on there too. It is an "outdoor" mall.
Again, subjective is the definition. I'm simply offering a broad range of activities.

I would think seeing whales and dolphins and seals and all other types of sea animals would be quite the experience for some.
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Old 05-13-2009, 11:23 PM
 
Location: That's pretty obvious
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you are too funny for words. Thanks for the chuckle.

"I would think seeing whales and dolphins and seals and all other types of sea animals would be quite the experience for some."

seriously, did you write that with a straight face. I'll be giggling over that for the rest of the night. Hysterical!! (And, for once, I'm not even being sarcastic. -- My gosh, you've knocked me serious!!! :O

BTW -- Don't leave out "camping" in Brackenridge Park. That's roughin' it.
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