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post #11 of 44 Old 06-06-2013, 08:27 AM
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Well, all I can think of right now is that it's really hot.

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post #12 of 44 Old 06-06-2013, 11:12 AM
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Originally Posted by SouthernTrailsGA View Post

GA has a lot to offer:

You gave me a chuckle, we call them foot hills around here not mountains!

If you love being outdoors Oregon is the state to be in and you can pick your climate to live. We have every thing from rain forest to desert and everything in between. Downside is most the jobs are where it rains a lot of days out of the year. But that rain makes for a lot of green, you see most of the rest of the US gets whatever rain Oregon/Washington doesn't want.

Trees, lots of them.
Mt. Hood has the longest ski season in the US.
2nd best place to wind surf is in the Columbia gorge.
Plenty of fishing, hunting, hiking and camping.
Lots and lots of beaches but the ocean is a wee bit chilly...
Just over half the state is government owned land so plenty of places to explore without being chased off by an angry land owner.
7th largest state but a bit less than 4 million people live here so plenty of elbow room.
Crater lake, put that on your bucket list of places to visit.
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post #13 of 44 Old 06-06-2013, 11:18 AM
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Originally Posted by Darrin View Post
You gave me a chuckle, we call them foot hills around here not mountains!
Well, I can not climb or bike up a 23,000' mountain like y'all have, but we have some almost a mile high (4,732') at least I can bike and hike to the top of them without Oxygen

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post #14 of 44 Old 06-06-2013, 11:24 AM
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Originally Posted by SouthernTrailsGA View Post
Well, I can not climb or bike up a 23,000' mountain like y'all have, but we have some almost a mile high (4,732') at least I can bike and hike to the top of them without Oxygen

We don't have the 23,000 foot ones, that's CO. But most our passes are over 4,500 feet with many thousands of feet worth of mountains above that still to go.
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post #15 of 44 Old 06-06-2013, 11:28 AM
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^ I went to the appalachian foothills in GA, trail rode to the base of one, looked up and went 'DAAANG, that thing is huge!' only to have a friend (native Georgian) start laughing at me. Apparently I was looking at one of the smallest of the foothills to the appalachian mountains, and it was huge to me.

See friends...I live in south Texas. There is NO 'rolling' hills, much less mountains, unless they're man made and called 'sky scrapers'. To me anything taller 30' tall is a 'mountain!'

Lets see...what makes Texas special?
We have heat. And more heat. And no winter. Who doesn't love 110 degree days, 30+ days in a row, with 90% humidity? Perfect weather for working outside. Not.

Seriously though, this is what I love about my state:

The people. Everyone is your neighbor. Its typical to give a stranger a hug as welcome, and to act like best friends 10 minutes into a conversation. Everyone drives trucks, and everyone has a pair of boots, but we also have all of those 'other' people too. City folk and country folk might be in a 4 mile radius of eachother.
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post #16 of 44 Old 06-06-2013, 11:52 AM
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Well VA:
I like my state fairly well. I live in a very rural area so there is tons of farms everywhere. Lots and lots of horse people. And we also have beaches and Mountains.
Plus if you're a history nut like me, its awesome to go to all the museums and such. :)

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post #17 of 44 Old 06-06-2013, 12:00 PM
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Texas: the people! And...
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post #18 of 44 Old 06-06-2013, 12:28 PM
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OUT!!! Why are you giving away our little secret piece of HF???!??!!??!?


Seriously, Texas is huge, so you have beaches, praries, desert, mountains, piney woods, wetlands. You've got big cities and old small towns. You've got your night life, and you've got your up-at-dawn-work-the-farm-all-day-in-bed-by-sundown life.

But no matter what walk of life you're from, most Texans are proud to be Texans .. and have a kinship with one another.

Don't Mess With Texas, to me, isn't a macho arrogant thing (as many non-Texans think) it's more like:

We can squabble amongst ourselves if we like, but you mess with my "family", you mess with all of us....

Later Y'ALL!

Oh, and except for June through August when it is just HOT ... if you don't like the weather in Texas, just wait 15 minutes... it'll change!
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post #19 of 44 Old 06-06-2013, 12:29 PM
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Texas, what other state has alligators and elk. Deserts and swamps.
Here in Texas the terrain changes every 100+ miles or so.
The Hill country alone is one of the most beautiful places in this country.
We have an eclectic populations with our culture blending , German, Mexican, Czech, the South, Urban, and Rural.
I would not live anywhere else in the USA.
Oh and since this is a horse forum we have the most equines of any state.
That alone ought to give us bragging rights here on the forum. That and the fact we were the only State that won its independence , established a republic then choose to join the Union.
But like endiku has stated its the people that make this state. Shalom
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post #20 of 44 Old 06-06-2013, 02:32 PM
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Yeah! What they said! Ditto from me about Texas. God's country!
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