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Old 05-27-2013, 09:37 PM
 
Location: Omaha/Lincoln, NE
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Just for the record, the only professional sports being played in Kansas City are usually the visiting teams.
i'm not sure what p!sses me off more--your post, or the fact that I technically can't refute it

at least the royals were kind enough to move their annual swoon from late april to late may this year to give me another month of false hope
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Old 05-28-2013, 03:11 PM
 
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This is exactly what I meant when I said that for some, it might be a gem-whereas for me, I positively hated it! You enjoyed wide open spaces, it just really unnerved me- as for intense cold, the winter before we moved to Omaha, we spent in Gaylord, MI- loved it, but we got over 200 inches of snow that year- when we moved to Omaha, I think they got around 50-something that year, and it was like the whole city just sort of closed down, or something. I commented to my husband that you would think it had never snowed there before, the way they reacted to it, and the lack of keeping the roads driveable was dismal there. The difference to me between Gaylord (and now where we live, in the U.P.) and Omaha during the winter, is - and maybe this was just how it was the years I was in Omaha - when there was snowy, winter weather, the sun hardly ever shined. I had a real issue with weather related mild depression, which I had never had before (but then again, the fact that I couldn't stand it there might have had a lot to do with that, so...) because I really needed just a little sun every couple of days, even if it was only for 10 or 15 minutes. In Gaylord and the U.P., we could have snow up to our hips, but that sun shined a lot, lol.

I'm not originally from Michigan, I'm from California- I lived there my entire life until the last seven years, which have been split up between Michigan and Nebraska--I lived in the Central Valley, so there was a lot of greenery around-and maybe it was the move to Michigan, but once we hit Michigan and I saw the fact that you could be in a big city, drive two miles out and be in the middle of woods and lakes, I was completely hooked- it was like the best of both worlds, and in very close proximity-you didn't have to drive two-and-a-half hours just to find a lake, or forest. I was desperate for what I consider to be real nature- like...Michigan nature, lol. The first summer we were in Omaha, the humidity was literally nauseating, it was so heavy- maybe it was just a really bad year- last summer wasn't AS bad, but I would take the beautiful woods, lakes, scenery, and just overall everything else of Michigan over just about anywhere else, seriously. I mean, I LOVE Michigan, lol.

Me and Michigan, we done bonded, hahaha.
I;'m from MI born and bred and me and about 10 million natives are what???about sun during MI winters LOL. It was sunnier in Omaha. 50" of snow vs. 200 should tell you something right there. When it snows there are clouds.
I'm glad you are somewhere you like. And its perfectly ok not to have liked Nebraska, I think all the Great Plains are a raw tough place that takes a certain kind of person. It just seems like you weren't delinating reasons that matched my experiences - but when you say you didn't like the open spaces, prefer trees, now that I understand.
Whatever, its fine.

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Old 05-28-2013, 06:48 PM
 
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Good Lord, I'm from Michigan and lived in Omaha fro 2004 - 2007....

I would like more lakes and streams and nature, but I wouldn't have complained about living there longer.
for some nature options, check out neale woods nature center:



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Old 05-28-2013, 08:53 PM
 
Location: Chalco
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for some nature options, check out neale woods nature center:



Fontenelle Forest and Mahoney State Park are wonderful too!
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Old 05-29-2013, 08:36 PM
 
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I agree, the pics are pretty- maybe I'm just one of those people who really doesn't fit at all in the midwest (NE, IA, KS, etc.)---I have an affinity for Tahoe, and when we landed in N. MI and the U.P., it always reminded me of there, minus the mountains, lol-
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Old 05-29-2013, 10:36 PM
 
Location: Indiana Uplands
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I agree, the pics are pretty- maybe I'm just one of those people who really doesn't fit at all in the midwest (NE, IA, KS, etc.)---I have an affinity for Tahoe, and when we landed in N. MI and the U.P., it always reminded me of there, minus the mountains, lol-
I agree with you 100%. I definitely prefer the landscapes and forests of the Northwoods, New England, and West Coast. I definitely dislike open spaces with few trees. The only time I like having a bit more open space is when I'm driving on narrow roads through dense woods. That can be a bit tricky at times.
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Old 05-30-2013, 06:24 AM
 
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I;'m from MI born and bred and me and about 10 million natives are what???about sun during MI winters LOL. It was sunnier in Omaha. 50" of snow vs. 200 should tell you something right there. When it snows there are clouds.
I'm glad you are somewhere you like. And its perfectly ok not to have liked Nebraska, I think all the Great Plains are a raw tough place that takes a certain kind of person. It just seems like you weren't delinating reasons that matched my experiences - but when you say you didn't like the open spaces, prefer trees, now that I understand.
Whatever, its fine.
Here's something interesting about that- I spent some time years ago in Canada during the winter (yeah, I know...the winter? LOL), and I would go outside to blue skies, abundant sunshine (a zillion layers on, haha), and it would be snowing! I would look up, and for the life of me I couldn't figure out how it could be snowing with not a cloud in the sky, and the sun shining- honestly, I still can't figure that one out!
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Old 05-30-2013, 06:30 AM
 
Location: Chalco
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Here's something interesting about that- I spent some time years ago in Canada during the winter (yeah, I know...the winter? LOL), and I would go outside to blue skies, abundant sunshine (a zillion layers on, haha), and it would be snowing! I would look up, and for the life of me I couldn't figure out how it could be snowing with not a cloud in the sky, and the sun shining- honestly, I still can't figure that one out!

I think it's due to moisture freezing out of the air.
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Old 05-30-2013, 09:53 AM
 
Location: Tampa (by way of Omaha)
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i'm not sure what p!sses me off more--your post, or the fact that I technically can't refute it

at least the royals were kind enough to move their annual swoon from late april to late may this year to give me another month of false hope
I'm a Broncos fan so these are happy days for me.
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Old 05-31-2013, 08:49 PM
 
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I think it's due to moisture freezing out of the air.
If there is anywhere that could possibly have freezing air, Canada would be it!
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