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Old 05-19-2009, 10:38 AM
 
Location: San Antonio
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Just wanted to say how fantastically lucky you people living in San Antonio are.

I visited for the first time this weekend and found the city to be a lively, vibrant place that was 'real'. Refreshing for someone living in Houston which is decidedly 'unreal'.

It was nice to see people walking around rather than driving and a city that isn't laid out in a grid system.

For those of you living there that have forgotten take a look around and thank your lucky stars for being in such a great place.
Your welcome in my state anytime!! I have a feeling your the type that enjoys life. What a welcome addition you are.
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Old 05-19-2009, 10:49 AM
 
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What kind of venue would that be?
A MUCH MUCH MUCH MUCH better one.
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Old 05-19-2009, 10:50 AM
 
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Excuse me, negative posts aren't allowed?? What kind of venue would that be? I'm moving away after 20 years, Thank God. By the way, people don't really walk much here - they drive. If you're talking about the River Walk, those are tourists.

I and most of my neighbors walk downtown all the time. We're not tourists. We live here and own property here and participate in community life.

And we walk!
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Old 05-19-2009, 11:13 AM
 
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Excuse me, negative posts aren't allowed?? What kind of venue would that be? I'm moving away after 20 years, Thank God. By the way, people don't really walk much here - they drive. If you're talking about the River Walk, those are tourists.
How soon will you be leaving? Need help packing? I, for one, would love to send you on your merry way.
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Old 05-19-2009, 11:36 AM
 
Location: San Antonio
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How soon will you be leaving? Need help packing? I, for one, would love to send you on your merry way.
I think a lot of us have trucks!!
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Old 05-19-2009, 12:18 PM
 
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About being locals downtown.....it's funny how many people who work downtown just assume everyone there is a tourist.

If we're in a shop, we always get asked where we're from. I love answering "Um, about 5 blocks away" and seeing the unbelieving stares. I've heard on other local chat groups the same thing "no one who lives in San Antonio goes downtown." I guess we're nobodies
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Old 05-19-2009, 12:20 PM
 
Location: San Antonio
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That always makes me laugh. "Where are you from?" "Well, I'm FROM central Illinois but I've lived here for 12 years!"
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Old 05-19-2009, 12:23 PM
 
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Yeah, to be fair, my husband has an accent. it's just funny to be asked so often.
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Old 05-19-2009, 12:24 PM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX
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How soon will you be leaving? Need help packing? I, for one, would love to send you on your merry way.
I'll be more than happy to help! The more of us that do, the faster we get Ripshin out of here!
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Old 05-19-2009, 12:28 PM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX
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Your welcome in my state anytime!! I have a feeling your the type that enjoys life. What a welcome addition you are.
Errrrr.....Camper, the OP is from Houston.

But I share your sentiments, Grunn is welcome in our city and I hope he/she does so soon!

And, it's funny how we always get asked where we are from as well. I guess because I normally wear shorts all the time, and look a little touristy. But for some reason a few people can't understand why us "locals" enjoy our city just as much as the tourists. Those seem to be the same people who can't figure out how we are all having so much fun and doing so many great things, as to them SA is boring with nothing to do. Like I've said a hundred times before, I don't think it is the city that is at fault!
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