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Old 04-12-2010, 02:09 PM
 
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The Twin Cities area, especially Minneapolis. For a major American city (and metro area), it sure felt like a larger Des Moines. I should know, because I grew up in Iowa...lol. Although Minneapolis is a clean city, it lacked the energy of an Atlanta, or New Orleans (character, nightlife, etc.). Of course, it was during Christmas weekend 2006, but damn, many other major cities of similar size have something going on to entertain the locals and visitors during the holidays.
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Old 04-12-2010, 03:41 PM
 
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I lived in MPLS for over a year in the sixties (right before heading off to Phoenix) and found it to be a great place to buy drugs. Wait, did I say that out loud?

The last few times we visited the most interesting thing we found to do was visit Chanhassen for dinner and a play. We did a bus tour downtown once. ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ, went to the MOA ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ and the Mystic (?) casino ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ

Of course visitors to DSM are also ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ.
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Old 04-12-2010, 06:02 PM
 
Location: Jonquil City (aka Smyrna) Georgia- by Atlanta
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For me it was Raleigh North Carolina. It sucks. Quincy Illinois is a close 2nd but at least they have a river to look at.
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Old 04-12-2010, 06:14 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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Well what exactly did you expect of Quincy?
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Old 04-13-2010, 11:56 AM
 
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I lived in MPLS for over a year in the sixties (right before heading off to Phoenix) and found it to be a great place to buy drugs. Wait, did I say that out loud?

The last few times we visited the most interesting thing we found to do was visit Chanhassen for dinner and a play. We did a bus tour downtown once. ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ, went to the MOA ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ and the Mystic (?) casino ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ

Of course visitors to DSM are also ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ.

This posting pretty much summarizes it in a nutshell. ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ...LOL. I'm still trying to figure out why so many people call it home. Yeah, I know the routine by locals--a great economy, good schools (well, I guess it depends on who you ask) safe streets, etc. But New York City its not (or Seattle for that matter).

Des Moines? LMAO
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Old 04-13-2010, 01:53 PM
 
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Yeah, Des Moines is a great place to live, but a visitors paradise it isn't.
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Old 04-13-2010, 02:08 PM
 
Location: Denver, CO
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Default Houston, TX

Houston really disappointed me. I felt like the downtown lacked any sort of distinct character. The surrounding area was just one sprawled out mess. Now, to be fair, I was only there for a few days on business. But there was nothing about Houston that blew me away. It just seemed like another bland metropolitan. The natives seem to love it though, so I must have missed out on all the good stuff.
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Old 04-13-2010, 02:34 PM
 
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Ok, here are some others besides, Phoenix. Boise, Memphis, Kansas City, Las Vegas,north of Vegas.
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Old 04-13-2010, 02:36 PM
 
Location: Texas
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Vegas.
Most of Europe, esp England and Germany.
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Old 04-13-2010, 03:28 PM
 
Location: beautiful NC mountains!
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Orlando, anywhere in Texas except Fredricksburg, which is wonderful, Charlotte, Atlanta, Columbia, SC, Hilton Head.
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