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Old 12-30-2009, 09:12 AM
 
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Hi, I was just wondering how many folks from PA (especially central PA..Lyco., Columbia, Mountour area) are living in SWMO...around Joplin, Sarcoxie, Neosho, Carthage...ect). curious on what brought you out here and how you like it. What do you miss about PA?
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Craig
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Old 12-30-2009, 09:39 AM
 
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Well, I spent several years in northestern PA, and now I live in west central MO. Is that close enough? lol
Except that I still have family in PA, I don't miss PA at all. In PA, winter started in early October and went through early April. The roads were terrible. Not many people took pride in the area - almost everyone had moved from NJ, NY, or FL within the previous decade or two. Many commuted to NJ or NY to work. Out here, people have been here for generations and everything here has meaning to them. I like that.
I might miss the mountains sometimes. They are beautiful to look at.
I'm flying back to PA in about a week for a visit. It will be great to see family, but it's always nice to come home to Missouri.
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Old 12-30-2009, 10:15 AM
 
Location: Whiteville Tennessee
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Well, I spent several years in northestern PA, and now I live in west central MO. Is that close enough? lol
Except that I still have family in PA, I don't miss PA at all. In PA, winter started in early October and went through early April. The roads were terrible. Not many people took pride in the area - almost everyone had moved from NJ, NY, or FL within the previous decade or two. Many commuted to NJ or NY to work. Out here, people have been here for generations and everything here has meaning to them. I like that.
I might miss the mountains sometimes. They are beautiful to look at.
I'm flying back to PA in about a week for a visit. It will be great to see family, but it's always nice to come home to Missouri.
But cant you just drive a little ways south of central Missouri and be in the mountains? The Ozarks? I think central Pennsylvania and southern Missouri look alot alike. Mountains,lakes and streams. Especially trout streams.
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Old 12-30-2009, 11:56 PM
 
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We moved out a few years ago and really like it here. We have a business and it took right off. I was born and raised in PA so I have alot of strong ties and deep roots. My family has been in the area since the early 1800's. The reason to move back is that we want our kids to be around the g-parents more often than just a few times a year, plus to be back 'home' again. I will admit that there are ALOT of folks coming in from NY and NJ so there are different types of people to get use to, taxes are going up, utilities are out the roof and the roads are not the best for sure, but that aside, there is alot about PA that I love. The decision to move back is hard as we are doing well here, but I want the best for the kids and to be around their extended family.
Craig
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Old 12-31-2009, 11:21 AM
 
Location: Missouri
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But cant you just drive a little ways south of central Missouri and be in the mountains? The Ozarks? I think central Pennsylvania and southern Missouri look alot alike. Mountains,lakes and streams. Especially trout streams.
You know, now that I've read your post and thought about it, I did camp once last year in the Mark Twain forest area and that is true. I live right on the edge between the Ozarks and the Plains.
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