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Old 04-06-2011, 03:19 PM
 
Location: Denver
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Great thread Kimba!! I am a Michigan native and, after living out here in Colorado the last 5 years, find myself ready to move back. A lot of what I love about Michigan have already been mentioned, but here is my list in no particular order:

1. People know how to drive for the most part
2. Beautiful Lake Michigan sunsets
3. Hanging out with family on the beach in Pentwater
4. Apple cider and donuts from Robinette's (Kimba, I don't get the fall celebrationg feeling here in Denver either....it just isn't the same)
5. The feeling you get when you know winter is finally over
6. How the summer nights are so long in West Michigan (love that it doesn't get dark until 10!)
7. Cheap house prices
8. Camping
9. U of M football games
10. Detroit Tigers games
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Old 04-06-2011, 03:30 PM
 
Location: SE Michigan
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HighlandsGal (Highlands Ranch?) - too funny, I moved here from Denver.

A lot I miss about that area for sure, but if I move away from Michigan, it wouldn't be back to Colorado. The Denver metro area more than doubled in size during the time I lived there and that reminds me of one more plus for Michigan: lack of truly horrendous commutes. Maybe right in the Detroit area, but even there it is absolutely nowhere as bad as the commutes in NYC/NJ, Chicago, DC, Denver, LA....
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Old 04-06-2011, 04:27 PM
 
Location: Loving life in Gaylord!
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I love the great little towns scattered along our awesome lakes. South Haven, Manistee, Ludington, Traverse City, Petosky, Tawas....just to name a few. So fun to visit each one!
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Old 04-06-2011, 04:48 PM
 
Location: In my house
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1.Mackinaw Bridge(from a building aspect)
2.comerica park
3.joe louis arena
4.THE BIG HOUSE
5.fishing,hunting
6.wings etc.
7.WMU hockey
8.my sons playing hockey in a legitimate four season state
9.Lake Michigan
10.June and August race at MIS
11.Bells Beer
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Old 04-06-2011, 04:50 PM
 
Location: SE Michigan
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I have a soft spot for Tawas, Harrisville, Oscoda...just beautiful up there, all year around.
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Old 04-06-2011, 05:45 PM
 
Location: Loving life in Gaylord!
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I have a soft spot for Tawas, Harrisville, Oscoda...just beautiful up there, all year around.
Actually...the Tawas/Oscoda area just may be in my top 3-4 favorite areas in the state. I absolutely love walking around Tawas in the summer, and the beach at Tawas point is incredible! Then you go a few miles west, and you have the Huron National Forest and Au-Sable river area...stunning!
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Old 04-06-2011, 06:15 PM
 
Location: SE Michigan
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Actually...the Tawas/Oscoda area just may be in my top 3-4 favorite areas in the state. I absolutely love walking around Tawas in the summer, and the beach at Tawas point is incredible! Then you go a few miles west, and you have the Huron National Forest and Au-Sable river area...stunning!
It totally is...I haven't spent as much time on the west side of the state to compare but the beaches, scenery and woods around there are absolutely gorgeous and quite unspoiled. Tawas is a lovely little town, too. In winter the lake and waves freeze into fantastic shapes, ice sculptures all along the shore.
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Old 04-06-2011, 11:03 PM
 
Location: Home!
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Mind you, Nevada is not a farming state...I have lived in other states and travelled through all of them except AK, and open farms/farm stands/markets/cider mills are abundant in any state with a strong agricultural base. California is amazing for "fresh road-side food", the best I've seen anywhere! (Not to mention wineries in NoCa - granted I have never done any wineries here in Michigan.)

I have to say, Detroit's Eastern market (and on a much smaller scale, Flint's year-around farmers market) are absolute gems. I would miss them if I moved.

I think that so many people mention nature and natural beauty because that really is an amazing feature of this state. I lived in Colorado for years and although gorgeous, I always thouht it overrated on the "natural beauty" front. I can think of quite a few states that are more gorgeous - Tennessee, western Oregon/Washington and MICHIGAN being right at the top of the list.

Low real estate and housing costs: another thing I love about this state!

Also the dog community - sporting, trials, events. Michigan is awesome for anyone involved in doing any sort of competition or sport with dogs. Home to UKC and CPE...there are dog events every weekend. Way more than most other states.
LOL...I am painfully aware that NV is not a farming state...especially in the summer! One day I will switch it so that I am here in the summer and there in the winter instead of the opposite as I am currently doing. I don't know much about the dog part as I don't partake. Don't they have dog sledding in the UP? That would be fun to check out. Unbelievably, I have never been to Eastern Mkt!!!!! I have GOT to go!

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Great thread Kimba!! I am a Michigan native and, after living out here in Colorado the last 5 years, find myself ready to move back. A lot of what I love about Michigan have already been mentioned, but here is my list in no particular order:

1. People know how to drive for the most part
2. Beautiful Lake Michigan sunsets
3. Hanging out with family on the beach in Pentwater
4. Apple cider and donuts from Robinette's (Kimba, I don't get the fall celebrationg feeling here in Denver either....it just isn't the same)
5. The feeling you get when you know winter is finally over
6. How the summer nights are so long in West Michigan (love that it doesn't get dark until 10!)
7. Cheap house prices
8. Camping
9. U of M football games
10. Detroit Tigers games
Yes! The long summer nights! It gets dark a lot earlier in Vegas too!

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It totally is...I haven't spent as much time on the west side of the state to compare but the beaches, scenery and woods around there are absolutely gorgeous and quite unspoiled. Tawas is a lovely little town, too. In winter the lake and waves freeze into fantastic shapes, ice sculptures all along the shore.
I love the Tawas area also, but the west side is my favorite...Ludington, Silver Lake...
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Old 04-08-2011, 02:29 PM
 
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I like the snow... A lot.
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Old 04-11-2011, 12:44 PM
 
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Michigan sucks because the employers are arrogant and stuck up. It's a privilege to have a job according to them... look at all the big headed factory rats thinking they have it made..... stuck in cornfield county working second shift and going to the bar after work..... wasting away.....and harassing the temps.... aaacccck puke!
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