If you could move anywhere in the US, which state and city would you move to?

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  1. Reverend Conehead

    Reverend Conehead Well-Known Member

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    Florida sounds really nice. I would love to live there and own a boat.
     
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  2. cowboyec

    cowboyec Well-Known Member

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    •Memphis,Tn
    •Dallas,Tx
    •Naples,Fl
    •Irving,Tx
    •Arlington,Tx
     
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  3. CouchCoach

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    Back to the best place I ever lived, Idaho. I was meant to live in Boise for some reason because over a 5 year period got 3 job offers and took the 3rd one. Considering I was in radio and there are 10K of those all over the country, why would Boise beckon? Because I needed a healthy dose of nature. The climate and topography are excellent with 4 real seasons and some sights that will flat leave you speechless.

    I've lived in quite a few cities and couldn't wait to get out of Little Rock where I spent my first 24 years, I didn't like Little Rock. But after all of these moves and in every region of the country except New England, I made a discovery. It was me there that I didn't like and I thought by changing the location I would change my perception of me.

    One real benefit of living all over is discovering that folks are just folks. I expected the people in PA to be cold and unfriendly and found just the opposite but that Southern upbringing was hard to shake.

    But I'll tell you the magic I found in Boise. That was the first place I ever lived where race didn't matter. People didn't just talk the talk, they really didn't have that programming that I grew up with in AR. Of course, they were spending too much time hatin' on Californians in the early 90's to have much room for anyone else.

    I am retired so I could have moved back but that's a long way from family in Tejas and I was 25 years younger back then and could take advantage of all the great outdoor activities Idaho has to offer. Like a snowball fight on July 4 in the Sawtooths.
     
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  4. CouchCoach

    CouchCoach Well-Known Member

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    I travelled there in the early 80's and the nicest people I ever encountered. Of course, you can't tell just being a visitor but they could discuss politics in the bars and remain civil and I actually found them to be more politically savvy than most of the Americans I know. Except for now, everyone is political.

    I went all across that beautiful country meeting lots of people because I was training radio salespeople how to sell a system we'd developed and I could easily live in Canada but I don't like hockey.
     
  5. CouchCoach

    CouchCoach Well-Known Member

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    Quite a diverse selection there and the Keys would be on my list but any place that lists Drinking as a thing to do on the Chamber of Commerce brochure is probably not the best place for me to hang.
     
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  6. lukin2006

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    :laugh::laugh::laugh:
     
  7. nightrain

    nightrain Since 1971

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    Orange Co., Ca
    1a) Laguna Beach
    1b) Dana Point
    1c) Corona Del Mar
     
  8. Tabascocat

    Tabascocat Dexternjack Zone Supporter

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    Lived in two of those, awesome and the perfect area for SoCal :thumbup:
     
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  9. Melonfeud

    Melonfeud I Copy!,,, er,,,I guess,,,ah,,,maybe. Zone Supporter

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    Ya-know, C-C, that so called "geographical jump" you mentioned is one of the first things you'll eventually take away & have it air-hammered- stenciled into you're subconscious being, ,if you've attended as many
    " Bill Wilson approved " gatherings as I have,,,
    just saying, Elder brothero_O
     
  10. maxdallasfan

    maxdallasfan Well-Known Member

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    Wyoming. Off the grid. Not another soul within 50 miles.
     
  11. timb2

    timb2 Well-Known Member

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    I miss Hawaii.I wished I never left
     
  12. Hardline

    Hardline Well-Known Member

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    Born in Texas.
    I'll die in Texas.
    There's nowhere else I'd rather be
     
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  13. Reverend Conehead

    Reverend Conehead Well-Known Member

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    I lived there for 6 years, in Hawaii Kai on Oahu. I was near Hanauma Bay. Beautiful place. Lots of fun stuff to do. Expensive. I love the Island of Kauai.
     
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  14. lukin2006

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    Did they know you were a Cowboy fan? That could change things...:laugh:
     
  15. ColoCowboy

    ColoCowboy Well-Known Member

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    I lived and worked in Calgary for a few years. Here is what one of the staff told me about Canadians, "... pretty laid back, except when we have a hockey stick in our hands".
     
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  16. CouchCoach

    CouchCoach Well-Known Member

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    Who ya gonna peep on?
     
  17. YosemiteSam

    YosemiteSam Unfriendly and Aloof!

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    That's why you will end up hanging your hat in Tennessee.

    Wonder who will get that reference....
     
  18. CouchCoach

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    Yep, quite a few Cowboys fans out there and that's before we started drafting so many BSU players.

    There was this bowling alley/sports bar where a lot of football fans went before Sunday Ticket came about and they had 20-25 TV's all over the place and audio boxes on the tables so you could tune to the game you wanted. They had 4 pay phones that had a line of 8-10 in them from 8am in the morning for keeping in touch with the bookies. And the best freakin' footlong chili dogs around.

    But the most unusual thing they had was this pit with the only large rear projection screen and it was only available on a yearly lease so a team's fans could lease it and had the first right every year. These Browns fans had never given it up and there were about 20 of them there every week but the oddest thing about it was they were all Mexicans dressed from head to toe, even socks, with Browns stuff. I always wondered how in the hell they became fans of the Cleveland Browns and they always had a mix of current and past players' jerseys. The Cowboys had actually cultivated Mexican fans when Schramm built a radio network throughout Mexico but not these guys. I always got a kick out of first timers watching them go nuts in the Browns pit and trying to figure that out.

    We actually did some promotions with the bowling alley until we ruined some of the lanes with Turkey Bowling. When frozen turkeys thaw, they get really nasty with people slamming them around.
     
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  19. CouchCoach

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    Do all of Hardline's ex's live in Texas?
     
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  20. CalPolyTechnique

    CalPolyTechnique Well-Known Member

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    Avila Beach, CA
    Lanikai Beach on Oahu

    We live in Palo Alto now, but my wife and I are always plotting to leave the Bay Area as we’ve both lived here most our lives...just too many people and looking for change. Problem is we probably couldn’t make as much money as we do anywhere else so we’re kinda handcuffed. Also, now that we have two little ones it’s almost like we’d be stupid to leave one of the best school district’s in the country.

    That said, I’m always looking... we’ve had our eye on the PNW.
     
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