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Old 03-22-2008, 04:02 PM
 
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Even though I was born and lived in Texas until I was 25, I moved away for 12 years. When I moved back to Texas from Ohio, there were a few things I missed:

Greek food
Autumn foliage
Cool Summers

What have some of you new to Texas missed the most upon moving here?

(By the way, I will add that the positives in Texas more than made up for the negatives in Ohio--I sure don't miss state and city income taxes, for example.)
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Old 03-22-2008, 08:10 PM
 
Location: SD, VA, West Texas--staying awhile
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Hi James! Just wanted to tell you that we drove up from Midland to go to the zoo in Abilene today and it was very nice (long drive though)

The only thing that I found a little annoying when I moved here was that you cannot get your driver's license on the same day/time that you apply for it. They have to send it to you in the mail from Austin. I have lived in SD, VA and FL and both issue you the driver's license on the spot.

I do miss the mountains and the forest sometimes but then again to see those you just have to travel to a different part of Texas!! The size of the State sometimes just astounds me!

Pam
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Old 03-23-2008, 11:42 PM
 
Location: North Central TX
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Recently moved to north central TX from Jackson, WY with my native Texan husband.
Greatly miss: Daily wildlife viewing without the "benefit" (ugh) of high game fences;
clean roadways (aren't the county inmates allowed to work for their keep?); drivers that respect those funny yellow highway lines and know what they mean; riding across new country without fences on a good horse; the proverbial clean mountain air and water, changing seasons and less people are a given. I do love the down to earth, friendly people in small town Texas though-they're great!
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Old 03-24-2008, 12:08 AM
 
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Although I haven't moved back to Texas just yet, I grew up there and know what I am going to miss the most. I will miss being able to walk to places in my neighborhood; I will miss relaxing at the local cafe at a sidewalk table; I will miss Irish pubs that play real Irish music.

Growing up in the burbs in Texas, I know that Texas really lacks neighborhoods that are pedestrian friendly. That is something I have loved in living on the East and West Coasts. It's also something I will really miss when moving back to Texas.
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Old 03-24-2008, 07:29 PM
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We love the weather--low humidity and now mosquitoes. However, we do miss the inability to grow azaleas, dogwoods, or anything else that needs acidic soils.
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Old 03-24-2008, 11:09 PM
 
Location: Houston, TX
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I haven't moved back home to Texas yet, but there isn't a single thing I will miss about this place, when I finally get home.
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Old 03-24-2008, 11:25 PM
 
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Nancy- Oh how you hit the nail on the head!! I miss what you said (I live in Cody, WY area in the summers.) When I am here (San Antonio), I miss 'clean'- clean streets, yards, highways. I miss nice, curteous drivers. Here it is killed or be killed, it seems. Up notrh, when you come to a stop sign, each driver waves the other to go ahead- here they are dang rude. A big 'dang'! I miss tree colors alot. I miss the beautiful Northern Rockies- probably the most beautiful area in the west!
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Old 03-25-2008, 06:27 AM
 
Location: SW France
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I missed living in a mosquito free enviroment.
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Old 03-25-2008, 06:40 AM
 
Location: Up in a cedar tree.
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Texas

PRO'S
*Great Mexican Food
*Luv'ly people here
*Close to the coast
*Lot's of stores for shopping
*Homes for the most part are cheaper per SQ FT
*Depending where, it stays mostly green. Lot's of grass and trees
*Great fishing w/ lot's of lakes / rivers.

CON's
*You only get two-seasons (hot to cold/vise-versa)
*Home owner property taxes kills ya
*Takes forever to get out of Texas when traveling on the road / and its a boring ***** drive
*People while in there vehicles drive like idiots!
*People seem to be very law suit happy. Don't even think about bumping a car in front of you a .5mph, they'll more then likely want to put a law suit on your butt!
*No snow (at least here in Austin)
*No 4-seasons
*Deer hunting is weak; now hog hunting is a different story
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