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Hopefully, you're looking locally so you don't have to deal with health certificates and crossing state lines.
I'll make sure their travel papers are in order and have a stamp from the party officer.
Have I ever said how much I love not living in California?

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I lived in CA three times and last left in 76 before it went crazy. Last visited in 2000 when my son was living there.

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I lived in CA three times and last left in 76 before it went crazy. Last visited in 2000 when my son was living there.
No, I don't remember either of you mentioning just how much you love not living in California. Now, I could be rude and aniti-social and say that California doesn't need any more people, but that wouldn't be very nice of a 3rd generation native Californian, now would it?

I've lived other places, but I guess, I'm most comfortable here; although, the increasing temperatures get me down and send my electric bill up. At one time, I considered living 1/2 a year in California and 1/2 a year in Michigan. So Texas, Georgia, Alabama, Maryland, etc. are not on my radar. While I love the coolness and the beautiful country roads in the NW, I'm not a duck and it rains too often for me.

But, you're right -- California has changed a lot over the years that I've lived here; not always for the good.

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Cheryl, have I ever told you how much I appreciated the old days when Oregon and Washington were not CAfornicated? Tom McCall ring a bell? I've only been here for 64 years and 6 months, but I no longer can tell where CA ends and CA North begins. Sad, but I hate living in California Junior, the left coast. You can have it, if La Raza doesn't beat you to the whole enchilada.

Sad that this country is getting smaller, no where to run. Landscape is nothing like when my family started the first ferry over the Snake river and taught sunday school to the original owners. Now I know how the Nez Perce and Umatilla felt, except we seem to no longer have a great white father to kick around.

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Cheryl, have I ever told you how much I appreciated the old days when Oregon and Washington were not CAfornicated? ...
In Texas we said that Austin was Californicated. When I was in Austin I could go to a meeting in San Jose and be back home in less time than it took to drive up to Dallas, meet there, and drive back to Austin. I think it was AA1920, we called it the Nerd Bird. All those CA folks moving to Austin made it very difficult for Texans to buy a house in Austin, but I think the RE crash equalized that a bunch the last few years.

There is one thing I'll say about being stuck in AL (I mean.. living in AL.. sorry about that Jim and Frank ) The weather here is about the best mix of not so Gott Dang hot in the summer, and just cold enough to have a winter without it being a PITA, as any place I have ever been. And in spite of being an egghead town full of 50 pound brains, like Austin, Huntsville seems to have avoid the, what I will call "problems" that are plauging Austin.
But with more tornados.

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The weather here is about the best mix of not so Gott Dang hot in the summer, and just cold enough to have a winter without it being a PITA, as any place I have ever been.
Even if I could learn to accommodate the weather, the bullet holes would bother me. So far I've escaped those in California with a couple of far too close viewings of police dropping suspects during felony stops. Just in the right place at the right time, I guess.

And in staying with the thread....

I love your Abraham Lincoln quote. I must have overlooked it previously.

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That is a funny one, isn't it. Old Abe was spot on with that one.

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The real crazy part about both the left and right coast now is the traffic. We have a land locked issue here being our escape routes are 6 possible ways and 5 of them involve bridges changing into holes in the water which are tunnels.

As for CA everytime my son would call me to visit I knew he was stopped in traffic somewhere in Orange county area.

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The weather here is about the best mix of not so Gott Dang hot in the summer, and just cold enough to have a winter without it being a PITA, as any place I have ever been.
You have never been to Reno. I thought I was going to hate it here, but I, as many others have (quietly - shhh!) discovered, love it. The summers are hot, yes, but not nearly as hot as you would think. A/C is not really needed, (a key point for us 'fistis), as you just roll down a window and the cool Sierra air comes pouring in. The winters are a real winter with snow and all, but not much snow in the city, and it never gets stupid cold, AND I can be on my skis in fresh powder in half an hour. Beat that Alabama!

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...As for CA everytime my son would call me to visit I knew he was stopped in traffic somewhere in Orange county area.
Orange County traffic even when grid-locked is a breeze compared to Los Angeles vicinity traffic. I used to make the UCLA drive often and then USC with Pat and my oldest daughter there. No fun....

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Orange County traffic even when grid-locked is a breeze compared to Los Angeles vicinity traffic. I used to make the UCLA drive often and then USC with Pat and my oldest daughter there. No fun....
His Office was in Santa Fe Springs and home was in Laguna Nigel.

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...AND I can be on my skis in fresh powder in half an hour...
I'll take the tornados. Places where you can be on skis are places I like hearing about. We have a guy in Reno working on an NG helicopter. He's enjoying himself. He played Blackjack last week with Buddy Guy. I wouldn't have believed it but he sent us a picture.

Cheryl, people here quit shooting at me once I got moved in. They're touchy about that. They don't like folks they don't know getting close to their meth labs. We're cool now. Plus I can return fire now so mutually assured destruction is helping keep the peace. I guess in CA to keep from getting shot you stay out of the bad neighborhoods. In AL to keep from getting shot you stay out of the good ones.

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only skis here are water skis--with a motorized vehicle pulling you. I can go lake sailing all winter long

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I wonder....

Who put the bomp in the bop she bop?

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Who put the ram in the rama lama ding dong?

I know who tried but he resigned last Thursday. So I don't know whose job it is now.

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