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Old 07-31-2009, 07:54 AM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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well one thing makes me unhappy in texas and this doesn't bother most people here. But for me it's the highways. I simply am terrified to drive on them. Where I live that is the ONLY way to get anywhere. Just to go to the store I have to get on the highway and fight for my life just to buy some milk.

I know a lot of people here think I am silly and have some phobias, but I can't help it. So that's the main reason I would want to leave. But I don't think PA is much better.
Cupcake, didn't you live in Calif? And you are afraid to drive in Texas? I will admit Texas can be pretty scary but nothing like Calif, whether it is nothern or southern Ca.

No, PA probably won't be much better, maybe worse. We all have to do what is best for us, I think you have made it very clear Texas isn't for you. Where is, only you can make your own happiness.

Nita
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Old 07-31-2009, 08:32 AM
 
Location: Dallas, Texas
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I lived all over and I don't mind some highways. But I was also able to go almost anywhere I wanted without having to jump on the highway and I didn't live in small towns. For some reason Dallas and Houston are designed that way.
It's the constant expansion, I think. But when you live as far out as you do, then you're going to have to get on highways. I don't like them either, but living south of 635 I have everything I need (mostly) in my little circuit. Even going to the heart of downtown Dallas, I don't have to get on the tollroad or Central unless I want to.
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Old 07-31-2009, 08:37 AM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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It's the constant expansion, I think. But when you live as far out as you do, then you're going to have to get on highways. I don't like them either, but living south of 635 I have everything I need (mostly) in my little circuit. Even going to the heart of downtown Dallas, I don't have to get on the tollroad or Central unless I want to.
doesn't she live in Argyle or someplace near there? If she does, she has almost everything she would need at her finger tips as well. Oh sure, it is a few miles to shopping and doctors just to mention a few places, but really not all that far. Now if someone from there has to drive into Dallas daily for work it can be a bit tricky, no worse than most major cities, less than many.

Nita
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Old 07-31-2009, 08:46 AM
 
Location: Dallas, Texas
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doesn't she live in Argyle or someplace near there? If she does, she has almost everything she would need at her finger tips as well. Oh sure, it is a few miles to shopping and doctors just to mention a few places, but really not all that far. Now if someone from there has to drive into Dallas daily for work it can be a bit tricky, no worse than most major cities, less than many.

Nita
I think she's from Roanoke. I don't know that area at all. She keeps saying Dallas is this and Dallas is that, but I think of Roanoke as being more of a suburb of Ft.Worth???
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Old 07-31-2009, 08:50 AM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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I think she's from Roanoke. I don't know that area at all. She keeps saying Dallas is this and Dallas is that, but I think of Roanoke as being more of a suburb of Ft.Worth???
yes, you are right, Argyle and Roanoke are close to one another. As for Dallas versus where she lives, believe me and I lived in the general area, she has almost everything at her finger tips right there. Between the growth in Flower Mound, Grapeview, Denton and the surrounding areas, except for work or maybe a top entertainment event there would be no reason to venture into Dallas. Like you and where you live, she has so much right in her own backyard.

She just plain does not like Texas and now she is telling people on the AR board how bad Ar is but admits she has never even been in the state.

Nita
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Old 07-31-2009, 08:54 AM
 
Location: Norwood, MN
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I think it has a lot to do with the fact that, for some reason or another, be it culture, history, media exposure, but Texas is very representative of a vital aspect of American culture. You have, essentially, four basic American culture types. Yankee, Southerner, Californian, and Texan. There are others, to be sure, but that's my experience in my travels those are the general types of American culture recognized around the world.

And let me tell you, the treatment you get as a "Texan" is vastly different than the treatment you get as an "American". Vastly. Night and day. It's pretty much gotten to point that, whenever I travel and people ask, "Are you American?" I say, "No, Texan" because I'm almost certain to be treated better.

Why this is, not sure. I think that people like the culture of brazen, in-your-face freedom. They are fascinated by our gun culture and the Texas political and military history. The idea that a whole culture can proudly embrace, "bigger, better, faster" is very enticing when governments around the world are constantly stifling, diminishing, and degrading every detail of people's personal lives (not that the Texas government doesn't do the same, but perceptions are hard to break).
So you are saying you get treated better in other parts of the US if you say you are from Texas? That is very odd, why would that be?
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Old 07-31-2009, 08:57 AM
 
Location: Dallas, Texas
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yes, you are right, Argyle and Roanoke are close to one another. As for Dallas versus where she lives, believe me and I lived in the general area, she has almost everything at her finger tips right there. Between the growth in Flower Mound, Grapeview, Denton and the surrounding areas, except for work or maybe a top entertainment event there would be no reason to venture into Dallas. Like you and where you live, she has so much right in her own backyard.

She just plain does not like Texas and now she is telling people on the AR board how bad Ar is but admits she has never even been in the state.

Nita
AR is beautiful. My grandfather was born in 1901 in a cabin somewhere near Big Fork. Ever hear of it? LOL. It's sort of between Hot Springs and Mena in the Ouachita Mountains. Anyhow, my husband, daughter and I were visiting Broken Bow OK a few years back and decided to take a drive up to Mena. Beautiful area!
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Old 07-31-2009, 09:00 AM
 
Location: Central Texas
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She just plain does not like Texas and now she is telling people on the AR board how bad Ar is but admits she has never even been in the state.

Nita
But, if true, wouldn't this be just as bad as the behavior of the people she was complaining about in her earlier post who complain about Texas and give her a hard time for moving here without really knowing anything about the state?
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Old 07-31-2009, 09:02 AM
 
Location: Greenwood Village, Colorado
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Cupcake, didn't you live in Calif? And you are afraid to drive in Texas? I will admit Texas can be pretty scary but nothing like Calif, whether it is nothern or southern Ca.

No, PA probably won't be much better, maybe worse. We all have to do what is best for us, I think you have made it very clear Texas isn't for you. Where is, only you can make your own happiness.

Nita

No I lived in Colorado.

I think the problem is I got a really weird virus about 9 years ago. it affected my one eye a little. I can see 20/20 but it sometimes it doesnt track well, I think like a nystigmus that can not be corrected with contacts. So I think it alters my perception a just enough that when in traffic and having cars all around me on both sides zooming in and out I have a difficult time realizing how close or far they are to me.
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Old 07-31-2009, 09:05 AM
 
Location: Greenwood Village, Colorado
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AR is beautiful. My grandfather was born in 1901 in a cabin somewhere near Big Fork. Ever hear of it? LOL. It's sort of between Hot Springs and Mena in the Ouachita Mountains. Anyhow, my husband, daughter and I were visiting Broken Bow OK a few years back and decided to take a drive up to Mena. Beautiful area!

Can't compare Arkansas to Texas. It might be a pretty state. but no way I would live there. Heard too many stories.

Texas is big and scary, Arkansas is ... what is is. lol
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