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Old 04-13-2010, 03:28 PM
 
Location: The Great White North
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Well what exactly did you expect of Quincy?
LOL no kidding. Next time you want to see a cool river town in the same area, drive another 30 minutes and get to Hannibal
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Old 04-13-2010, 05:02 PM
 
Location: Denver
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Los Angeles. Just don't get the appeal.
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Old 04-13-2010, 07:30 PM
 
Location: Jonquil City (aka Smyrna) Georgia- by Atlanta
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Well what exactly did you expect of Quincy?
More than I got. I had to spend 5 miserable days there going to a training class at Harris Corp. The nearest place where anything was open after 6 was St Louis which was 2.5 hours away.
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Old 04-13-2010, 07:32 PM
 
Location: Jonquil City (aka Smyrna) Georgia- by Atlanta
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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.
The "good stuff" in Houston? They refer to that as "Pasadena".
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Old 04-13-2010, 07:35 PM
 
Location: Jonquil City (aka Smyrna) Georgia- by Atlanta
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Los Angeles. Just don't get the appeal.
The beach, Hollywood, Mt Wilson, Jay Leno....
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Old 04-13-2010, 07:43 PM
 
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Tijuana, Mex. : Dirty

Atlantic City : Dirty and Scary

Charlotte , NC : Boring

Vegas , : Not impressed , lived there many years , finally LEFT !

North Las Vegas : Crime infested ( mostly older areas )

All of New Mexico : " Yawn "

Phoenix : I can't wait to drive out of there !

Oklahoma and Texas : One long drive with nothing to look at ..

Atlanta : I HATE the Traffic ! HORRIBLE ! Never ever would I live there..

Orlando " Stifling but WDW is cool. Have to go there in the winter months...

I love alot of places though but thats not the question here , lol
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Old 04-13-2010, 08:27 PM
 
Location: Jonquil City (aka Smyrna) Georgia- by Atlanta
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Tijuana, Mex. : Dirty

Atlantic City : Dirty and Scary

Charlotte , NC : Boring

Vegas , : Not impressed , lived there many years , finally LEFT !

North Las Vegas : Crime infested ( mostly older areas )

All of New Mexico : " Yawn "

Phoenix : I can't wait to drive out of there !

Oklahoma and Texas : One long drive with nothing to look at ..

Atlanta : I HATE the Traffic ! HORRIBLE ! Never ever would I live there..

Orlando " Stifling but WDW is cool. Have to go there in the winter months...

I love alot of places though but thats not the question here , lol
Correct! The worst thing about living here! Worst traffic in the USA by far if not the world. Really really horrible.
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Old 04-13-2010, 09:02 PM
 
Location: San Diego
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Los Angeles. Just don't get the appeal.
Which part of LA? That's such a broad term. You have the beach cities, like Santa Monica, Hermosa Beach, Manhattan Beach, etc. which are quite nice with some of the best beaches in California.

Then there are the inland areas, like Hollywood and Beverly Hills, which tend to appeal to the tourists. Universal Studios is just one of the many theme parks in the area, and also a huge tourist draw.

You can go hiking in the canyons, surfing in the oceans, watch many tv shows being recorded live or shop in Beverly Hills. Some of the best restaurants in the US are in LA. Really, LA is so diverse, it's one of the few US cities where just about every single person finds something they like.
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Old 04-13-2010, 10:21 PM
 
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Omaha?

I'd love to go there and take in the College World Series in baseball.

The stadium really looks nice on TV.
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Old 04-14-2010, 08:11 AM
 
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I get a kick out of the Atlanta traffic mentions. When we went to Florida last year we were repeatedly warned that the drive through Atlanta would be the worst part of the entire trip. We were told to expect delays, and that sitting in traffic on the freeway was the norm.

We breezed right through with only one slowdown at a particularly complex intersection of ramps and freeway.

Sometimes you have to get lucky I guess.

To anyone visiting Omaha: go to Old Town and roam around. For a good restaurant (a bit expensive) try M's Pub - Omaha, Nebraska

If you stay out west it's just another mid-sized city full of malls.

And, no, I'm not from there, but I do visit.
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