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23 Reasons Florida (Yes, Florida) Is Quite Possibly The Best State In America

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GT2
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beers 9410 º places 661 º 08:30 Sat 3/29/2014

Humidity scrolled past?

 
StefanSD
beers 2218 º places 45 º 08:32 Sat 3/29/2014

Originally posted by Homer321
Originally posted by BoostIPA
When I think Florida I think strip malls, trailer parks and 1 Walmart for every 50 people

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On my last trip Pensacola I noted an abundance of strip clubs, not strip malls.

 
boogychillin
beers 7 º places 1 º 11:25 Sat 3/29/2014

Swampers in FL are probably better than most of the CA crowd though you have to at least admit that

 
hopscotch
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beers 10142 º places 253 º 12:47 Sat 3/29/2014

Originally posted by BoostIPA
When I think Florida I think strip malls, trailer parks and 1 Walmart for every 50 people

Wait. I thought that was Iowa and Ohio.

Itís hot and humid everywhere in the summertime... and if youíre somewhere itís not, then your winters are horrendous and last nine months. Lived there. Done that

Never hits 100į here.

... and yet yíall continue to vacation in Orlando, Miami,
Ft. Lauderdale, Naples, Fort Meyers, Sarasota, Panama City, Destin, Tampa/St. Pete, Pensacola and/or Jacksonville every year or so. Please donít stop. Pays my state income tax for me and I appreciate that.


 
SamGamgee
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beers 2452 º places 182 º 12:56 Sat 3/29/2014

Originally posted by hopscotch
Originally posted by BoostIPA
When I think Florida I think strip malls, trailer parks and 1 Walmart for every 50 people

Wait. I thought that was Iowa and Ohio.

Itís hot and humid everywhere in the summertime... and if youíre somewhere itís not, then your winters are horrendous and last nine months. Lived there. Done that

Never hits 100į here.

... and yet yíall continue to vacation in Orlando, Miami,
Ft. Lauderdale, Naples, Fort Meyers, Sarasota, Panama City, Destin, Tampa/St. Pete, Pensacola and/or Jacksonville every year or so. Please donít stop. Pays my state income tax for me and I appreciate that.





Not humid at all out here on the central CA coast during summer, but does get pleasantly hot much of the time. Winter also barely ever gets below freezing. I dig it.

 
miketd
places 125 º 13:10 Sat 3/29/2014

Originally posted by hopscotch


and yet yíall continue to vacation in Orlando, Miami,
Ft. Lauderdale, Naples, Fort Meyers, Sarasota, Panama City, Destin, Tampa/St. Pete, Pensacola and/or Jacksonville every year or so. Please donít stop. Pays my state income tax for me and I appreciate that.





No we donít. My wife wants to go to Disney and Iím putting it off until we can find two weeks off. I wanít to get it out of te way in one shot and never have to return.

Not a bad place, just not much for me there at this point.

And that no state income tax is somewhat negated by shitty wages.

 
miketd
places 125 º 13:13 Sat 3/29/2014

I screwed that up, but not going back to fix. :)

 
peteinSD
beers 1433 º places 57 º 13:19 Sat 3/29/2014

Originally posted by SamGamgee
Originally posted by hopscotch
Originally posted by BoostIPA
When I think Florida I think strip malls, trailer parks and 1 Walmart for every 50 people

Wait. I thought that was Iowa and Ohio.

Itís hot and humid everywhere in the summertime... and if youíre somewhere itís not, then your winters are horrendous and last nine months. Lived there. Done that

Never hits 100į here.

... and yet yíall continue to vacation in Orlando, Miami,
Ft. Lauderdale, Naples, Fort Meyers, Sarasota, Panama City, Destin, Tampa/St. Pete, Pensacola and/or Jacksonville every year or so. Please donít stop. Pays my state income tax for me and I appreciate that.





Not humid at all out here on the central CA coast during summer, but does get pleasantly hot much of the time. Winter also barely ever gets below freezing. I dig it.


central coast is nice; sounds like youíre inland though.

pretty much anywhere coastal california beats everything else.

 
hopscotch
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beers 10142 º places 253 º 09:59 Wed 4/2/2014

Originally posted by Drake
Let me be clear here, since Iím coming across as very negative.

I have zero problem with most Floridians, and people on RB Iíve met who have Florida connections have all been top notch people.

My problem lies with the state itself, climate, geology, etc., its politics and itís over-whelming sense of self-righteousness.

I have been in Florida a few times and I have family who live there, so Iím not completely speaking out of ignorance.

... and I have lived near and worked in northern Virginia.

My problem with that state is the climate, geology, politics, racists, over-whelming sense of self-righteousness, etc.

 
hopscotch
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beers 10142 º places 253 º 10:13 Wed 4/2/2014

Originally posted by SamGamgee
Originally posted by hopscotch
Originally posted by BoostIPA
When I think Florida I think strip malls, trailer parks and 1 Walmart for every 50 people

Wait. I thought that was Iowa and Ohio.

Itís hot and humid everywhere in the summertime... and if youíre somewhere itís not, then your winters are horrendous and last nine months. Lived there. Done that

Never hits 100į here.

... and yet yíall continue to vacation in Orlando, Miami,
Ft. Lauderdale, Naples, Fort Meyers, Sarasota, Panama City, Destin, Tampa/St. Pete, Pensacola and/or Jacksonville every year or so. Please donít stop. Pays my state income tax for me and I appreciate that.





Not humid at all out here on the central CA coast during summer, but does get pleasantly hot much of the time. Winter also barely ever gets below freezing. I dig it.

I love southern California. Havenít been to central California other than just driving past on my way to SF. I would move to Carlsbad, CA if I didnít love south Floridaís tropical climate and warm water. That part of the Pacific Ocean is way too cold for me. I canít see myself putting on all kinds of insulating gear just to go body-boarding for an hour. Also, it gets a little too cold at night out there in the desert, especially in the winter. But thatís just me.

Doesnít make me right or you wrong. It just means we both live where weíre most happy. My wife and I prefer the tropics. This is where we used to vacation. We decided to move here instead of just visiting once per year.

My cousin and his wife live in Lake Tahoe. They love to ski, hike and mountain-bike. Itís right where they used to vacation and thatís exactly the reason they moved there. My wife and I like to visit them in the summer.

The four of us decided to sell our houses and move from nothern Virginia/eastern panhandle of West Virginia to our favorite vacation destinations in 2006. Different topographies and climates. Same goal.

More people should move to wherever it is they vacation, regardless of where that is.

Oh, and I actually LIKE humidity. What I HATE are nose-bleeds, cracked lips and getting the shit shocked out of me everytime I touch something metallic.