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Old 03-02-2010, 05:41 PM
 
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I was just joking.Starting trouble.lol
Trying to incur the wrath of the Texan homers, eh?

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Old 03-02-2010, 05:43 PM
 
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How is biased when everydang poll,records or other travel tracking measures say unequivocally what are the top destinations in the country?Forgod sake the East Cost and Midwest are HALF of the country.
and the west is the other HALF. or did you forget there were two parts?

los angeles, san francisco, san diego, phoenix, albuquerque, las vegas, portland, seattle, denver...yeah, people hate those places. no one ever goes there

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Isn't it obvious where people are going?Seem like you have more of a problem because of my perceived (perceived because I never gave a preference)preference even if their is evidence to support what I said.Dont blame me.You should OWN that yourself.
see now you're assuming things. number one, i don't believe i ever said which city i believed had the better location, nor did i ever state that cities in the east weren't more popular tourist destinations. what i said is that which city has better access is all a matter of opinion, but it isn't fact. that is ALL I'M saying

some people want to be a closer drive to the appalachians and raleigh-durham, and a shorter plane ride to dc or new york. BUT, some people want to be a closer ride to the ouachitas and san antonio, and a shorter plane flight to san fran or vegas
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Old 03-02-2010, 05:46 PM
 
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Appalachians > Ouachitas

But Rockies > Appalachians
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Old 03-02-2010, 05:57 PM
 
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Appalachians > Ouachitas

But Rockies > Appalachians
couldn't agree more, but as i've said before, the ouachitas are every bit as stunning as MOST of the appalachians. but there are some peaks in tennessee and north carolina that easily beat anything in arkansas

i do however think that the ouachitas feel a lot more organic and remote, and are definitely less commercialized than the apps
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Old 03-02-2010, 06:02 PM
 
Location: Atlanta ,GA
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Trying to incur the wrath of the Texan homers, eh?

you got it.not hard to do at all.
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Old 03-02-2010, 06:14 PM
 
Location: Atlanta ,GA
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and the west is the other HALF. or did you forget there were two parts?

los angeles, san francisco, san diego, phoenix, albuquerque, las vegas, portland, seattle, denver...yeah, people hate those places. no one ever goes there


see now you're assuming things. number one, i don't believe i ever said which city i believed had the better location, nor did i ever state that cities in the east weren't more popular tourist destinations. what i said is that which city has better access is all a matter of opinion, but it isn't fact. that is ALL I'M saying

some people want to be a closer drive to the appalachians and raleigh-durham, and a shorter plane ride to dc or new york. BUT, some people want to be a closer ride to the ouachitas and san antonio, and a shorter plane flight to san fran or vegas
Did I not say driving distance?There are more people in NYC,PHILLY,D.C.,Chicago,than all those place you mentioned combined.That means more corporations,colleges,museums and other institutions.Not to mention there are many larger locations that are more easily accessible.Places like Pittsburgh,Baltimore,Charlotte,Indianapolis,Memphi s,Nashville,New Orleans and YES even DALLAS,and Houston.That is not a matter of opinion.How can it be?
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Old 03-02-2010, 06:32 PM
 
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Did I not say driving distance?There are more people in NYC,PHILLY,D.C.,Chicago,than all those place you mentioned combined.That means more corporations,colleges,museums and other institutions.Not to mention there are many larger locations that are more easily accessible.Places like Pittsburgh,Baltimore,Charlotte,Indianapolis,Memphi s,Nashville,New Orleans and YES even DALLAS,and Houston.That is not a matter of opinion.How can it be?
i never argued any of that. what i'm saying is that to suggest that atlanta has better access is to suggest that those eastern cities are of more importance than those in the west, or even those in texas

does atlanta have more cities within closer range? most definitely. but how does that equal BETTER access? since when does more equal better, afonega?
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Old 03-02-2010, 06:48 PM
 
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i never argued any of that. what i'm saying is that to suggest that atlanta has better access is to suggest that those eastern cities are of more importance than those in the west, or even those in texas

does atlanta have more cities within closer range? most definitely. but how does that equal BETTER access? since when does more equal better, afonega?
Because I was talking about driving.If you admit there are closer areas to Atlanta that are accessible,then driving by car how can it not be better?Like I said before,had i been talking about air travel and I said better.It would of course require more diligence to prove either side,but I did no such thing,yet you jumped down my throat.

I even explained that based on travel numbers and proximity,people would and HAVE been more inclined to travel to the group of cities I mentioned versus the ones you did.That was not an opinion thats just fact.
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Old 03-02-2010, 07:09 PM
 
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Because I was talking about driving.If you admit there are closer areas to Atlanta that are accessible,then driving by car how can it not be better?Like I said before,had i been talking about air travel and I said better.It would of course require more diligence to prove either side,but I did no such thing,yet you jumped down my throat.

I even explained that based on travel numbers and proximity,people would and HAVE been more inclined to travel to the group of cities I mentioned versus the ones you did.That was not an opinion thats just fact.
playa, i didn't jump nowhere. my feet stays planted lol

why do people always assume i'm upset? if i'm angry, I'M GOING TO TYPE LIKE THIS(just for future reference)

but honestly, i don't even care no more. you're right. i'm wrong. god bless
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Old 03-03-2010, 10:57 AM
 
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and the west is the other HALF. or did you forget there were two parts?

los angeles, san francisco, san diego, phoenix, albuquerque, las vegas, portland, seattle, denver...yeah, people hate those places. no one ever goes there


see now you're assuming things. number one, i don't believe i ever said which city i believed had the better location, nor did i ever state that cities in the east weren't more popular tourist destinations. what i said is that which city has better access is all a matter of opinion, but it isn't fact. that is ALL I'M saying

some people want to be a closer drive to the appalachians and raleigh-durham, and a shorter plane ride to dc or new york. BUT, some people want to be a closer ride to the ouachitas and san antonio, and a shorter plane flight to san fran or vegas
It's not that simple. Afonega clearly stated a preference for being able to commute to other population centers or heavily populated regions within a day's drive. Now while it is true that Dallas is within five hours of three major Texas cities, as well as Oklahoma City, Atlanta is within a days drive of several major metro areas such as Nashville, Memphis, Jacksonville, Raleigh, and Birmingham.

Additionally the western half of the US--especially the areas immediately west of Dallas--are sparsely populated, thus requiring very long drives to reach a city like Albuquerque or even Dallas.

I agree that both cities share a similar advantage in regards to accessibility to other places via air travel, but Atlanta is definitely moreso within reach of a wider variety of regions and urban areas via car.
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