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post #1 of 44 Old 06-05-2013, 11:39 PM Thread Starter
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Question What makes your state special?

One of my favorite songs Jason Aldean's Fly Over States. I must admit used to think I think "You couldn't pay me to live there!" when I would hear things about Montana, North Dakota, Minnesota, etc. I guess this song just opened my eyes to seeing the beauty in places I don't find particularly appealing. It also dawned on me that people from Montana might think of my precious Long Island and think the same thing!! Can't under stand why though!

For NY, well at least Long Island, I'd have to say we have some amazing beaches! There is always something to do, it could be a drive out to Montauk, a trip to Fire Island or into the city. Then theres just about anything in between. Go-carts, mini golf, good shopping, boats, movie theaters, lots of sports, laser tag etc. We also have a lot of cute towns, usually with good restaurants and bars. I'm sure there are other things that I just can't think of off the top of my head. I'll get back to you!

Now, what makes you state special?
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post #2 of 44 Old 06-06-2013, 01:06 AM
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I love Nevada!!!!

In my opinion we have it all!
We have big city living, Reno, Vegas. And we have lots of small town living, Austin, Eureka, Ely, Battle Mountain, Winnemucca and everything in between. Semi-town living and cowboy towns that consist of only a bar and a Post Office.

If you get off the freeway, it's most likely a dirt road, and very few 2 lanes. Plenty of public land without people.

Cattle, horses and sheep out number people.

We are the Great Basin and have rich agriculture/cowboy base. The Will James Museum is in Elko. And in Elko is one of the most prestigious fair shows, is the Elko County. ( I realize that isn't much, but if you want to show in the hack, two rein, or spade, it's a good place to go) Some of the best cowboys have come from or worked on the ranches here.

We have the richest of Gold and Silver mines. Despite the crappy economy some of our state is booming because of it.

A few minutes out of town you can be in the middle of nowhere on dirt and out of cell-phone service. If you live here people don't think twice if you do not answer or call for days and weeks.

We have excellent hunting, no issues if you ever thought about squatting and living off the land..LOL!

OH, and we have 24 hour Casinos, bars and prostitution is legal(outside of city limits).

Sounds like heaven to me!
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post #3 of 44 Old 06-06-2013, 01:16 AM
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ok. Washington State.
Well, it's called the Evergreen State, and there's a reason for that. It's green!
Lot's and Lots and Lots of trees!!! deciduous and evergreen and some of them very old and very tall, and mossy glades, with sparkling waterfalls.

Mountains like something out of "The Sound of Music" (which was partially filmed in Washington). Skiing within an hour's drive of Seattle. Sea level to 3,500 ft (the pass) in one hour. Over the mountains and it's a whole 'nother world! dry lands with gorgeous lakes and coulees, pine covered hills, sage brush plains. Lots and Lots of fertile land plowed to wheat. apple orchards on the hills (you might be eating our apples, we export a LOT!)

And, Seattle is a vibrant city with a healthy economy, many job opportunities, a fabulous top university, booming biomedical research industry, Microsoft, Amazon, Boeing, Starbucks.

Yes, it rains, no lie. But summers! no humidity, hardly any bugs, long days with temps in the mid 70's to mid 80's with rarely any need for AC. parks all over the place, camping , too.

What's not to like?
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We got corn. Does that count? And I can see for miles lol.

Wait, we have indiana beach, "there's more then corn in Indiana"
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Lack of water makes my state what it is. Because we don't have enough water to sustain a large population or industry, we have immense open spaces and views uncluttered by development.

Because of our lack of water, ranchers need 50 acres or more for each animal unit (mother and offspring), so we have large areas over which we need to ride our horses in order to care for the livestock, which is great for both the horses and us. Both horsemen and outdoor recreation enthusiasts understand how fortunate we are to still have that.

Because the environment is harsh (wind and temperature extremes) and work opportunities relatively limited, one has to want to be here. So, we have very few complainers. We all choose, and really want, to be here.

Phyl -- I have relatives in Indiana and think it's beautiful. The farms, friendly and well-kept small towns with some really beautiful older houses and town squares, the hilly and wooded southern part, and things grow! In my office I have a large frame with a collage of photos from your pretty state.
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post #6 of 44 Old 06-06-2013, 07:59 AM
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GA has a lot to offer:

Huge Lakes and many small ones
Flat Land
Reasonable Weather/Variety
National Forrest
Great Bar-B-Q
Start of the Appalachian Trail
Six Flags, Stone Mountain, White Water Amusement Parks

Just to name a few things


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australia nsw we have it all, beaches, farms,, lakes, rivers wildlife, city, bush
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post #8 of 44 Old 06-06-2013, 08:06 AM
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australia nsw we have it all, beaches, farms,, lakes, rivers wildlife, city, bush
Stop it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I have always wanted to move to OZ, such a cool place

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post #9 of 44 Old 06-06-2013, 08:10 AM
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it is quiet plain when u have lived here all ur life LOL
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post #10 of 44 Old 06-06-2013, 08:11 AM
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the theme parks SUCK!

america's theme park i want to go to!!!
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