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PostSubject: Why You Love Your State   Tue Nov 25, 2008 4:19 pm

Okay gang, itís time to tell us why you love living where you do. Post pics and tells us!

Since I started this thread, I guess Iíll go first. grinsmiley
I have lived in California for 25 years now and love living here.

Most people think that all of California is like the southern California they see on television or movies, so if they were to go to the central valley or northern California, theyíd think they were in a different state. That brings me to one of the top reasons why I love it here: Variety of Landscape.
Here you can experience volcanos, rainforests, deserts, redwoods, huge rivers, frozen glaciers, beaches, ski slopes, rolling high country plains, and deep mountain lakes.

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The land is not the only thing that is diverse. I think that I can get a plate of food from almost just about every culture in the world here. Just about anyone you meet in California came from somewhere else in the country or world. You will experience a different surrounding and culture by visiting San Francisco, Los Angeles, Big Sur, and the Central Valley. There are different things to do all over california, for example, if you were in southern California you could experience many things like Beverly Hills, Hollywood, Disneyland, people rollerblading at the beach. Itís fun seeing the places you see in movies. Iíve been to ĎRydelí high school from Grease, the planetarium where James Dean & Natalie Wood and the other kids had a fight, Pig Ďn Whistle on Hollywood Blvd where Shirley Temple and other famous stars used to eat, Simi Valley where Little House was filmed, the Hollywood Bowl where Bette Midler rehearses a song in the movie Beaches, the streets featured in the original Holloween and Nightmare on Elm Street movies, and the list goes onÖ If you were to go to the central valley, you can experience things like farms, country style living, more slow paced lifestyle. But you can pretty much do anything your heart desires here when it comes to recreation and you can do it for most months out of the year.

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Yes, itís true we donít ďfullyĒ experience the four seasons but the weather we have here means we get to be outside for the majority of the year which means more road trips, symphony, theater, cinema, museums, outside concerts, BBQs, camping, bike riding, hiking, rock climbing, the list is endlessÖ

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:shy: Sorry, got a little carried away... Laughing But that's why I love it here.

How about you guys? Tell us about your state. Please post pics! :camera:




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PostSubject: Re: Why You Love Your State   Tue Nov 25, 2008 10:55 pm

Great topic, Carol. I'll post mine in the next few days.

Interesting info about CA. :think:
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PostSubject: Re: Why You Love Your State   Wed Nov 26, 2008 3:01 am


Statler Brothers Museum, Staunton, VA


Strasburg Railroad, Strasburg


Natural Bridge




Luray Caverns


Blue Ridge Mountains


Virginia Beach





Spring is finally here, the lovely pink blooms on the "spray" tree outside my window are gone leaving a beautiful willow.
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PostSubject: Re: Why You Love Your State   Wed Nov 26, 2008 4:21 am

Mount Vernon (George Washington's Home)

Arlington National Cemetery

The Walton's Museum

Williamsburg

Virginia Tech Hokies

I love our slogan, Virginia Is For Lovers!
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PostSubject: Re: Why You Love Your State   Wed Nov 26, 2008 9:16 am

Wow! Virginia beach looks absolutely amazing!




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PostSubject: Re: Why You Love Your State   Wed Nov 26, 2008 12:31 pm

carolineingalls wrote:
Wow! Virginia beach looks absolutely amazing!

Yeah, that's pretty neat! Thumbsup


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PostSubject: Re: Why You Love Your State   Wed Nov 26, 2008 3:57 pm

Alice, those are great pics! Thumbsup
I like country and that's why I like living in california's central valley. I'd like to visit Virginia someday. One of my favorite songs is "Country Roads".

So here is to West Virginia :cowgirl:



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PostSubject: Re: Why You Love Your State   Wed Nov 26, 2008 7:53 pm

LindsayCrouseFan wrote:
Mount Vernon (George Washington's Home)

Arlington National Cemetery

The Walton's Museum

Williamsburg

Virginia Tech Hokies

I love our slogan, Virginia Is For Lovers!
I don't believe I didn't get pictures of those beautiful historic places!
Carol wrote:
Alice, those are great pics!
Thanks, Carol.
Caro; wrote:
I like country and that's why I like living in california's central valley. I'd like to visit Virginia someday. One of my favorite songs is "Country Roads".

I love West Virginia and the song Country Roads, also.
I hope more people will post pictures from their states Thumbsup





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PostSubject: Re: Why You Love Your State   Thu Nov 27, 2008 12:57 am

The one and only thing I love about living in Massachusetts (or Taxachusetts as I usually say) is experiencing the four seasons.


Spring


Summer


Fall in the Berkshires


Winter in our backyard


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PostSubject: Re: Why You Love Your State   Thu Nov 27, 2008 7:56 am

I'm in the crossroads of the Midwest. Indiana. Plus, I'm in THE small town...

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PostSubject: Re: Why You Love Your State   Thu Nov 27, 2008 11:16 am

Pennsylvania


The Liberty Bell in Philadelphia

Gettysburg Battlefield

Hershey Park & Chocolate World
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PostSubject: Re: Why You Love Your State   Fri Nov 28, 2008 9:39 pm

great hall, ellis island


freeport, long island, ny


statue of liberty, nyc


bridge to robert moses state park, long island, ny
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PostSubject: Re: Why You Love Your State   Fri Nov 28, 2008 9:45 pm

Although the winter weather is not always pleasant, overall I do love my state - which is the same as Debbie's grinsmiley

She already posted some great pictures - I love Hershey Park! Here are some other pictures of our state:


I love the valleys in some areas of the state!


Every summer when I was a kid, we would visit Lancaster County.


Made famous on "The Office" TV show, but it's home to me. grinsmiley


Carol, your pictures of California are gorgeous!





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PostSubject: Re: Why You Love Your State   Sun Nov 30, 2008 2:18 am

I was in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania one time, stayed there for 3 days. It was really neat! Thumbsup I went walking around town, saw the liberty bell, raced up the steps just like Rocky did at that museum... got in so many taxy cabs while there.. lol It was really a neat place and I wanted to go to the Hershey Park.

Here are two calif. videos Cool




And a video from one of my fav shows, The O.C. grinsmiley



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