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GETTING STARTED => Introduce Yourself => Topic started by: Shootshellz on February 07, 2018, 09:26:54 PM

Title: Hello
Post by: Shootshellz on February 07, 2018, 09:26:54 PM
Retired LEO here from western WA state (Seattle area). Been to Texas and will visit in the future. Friendly folks and good (but different) food. One issue: I am very uncomfortable when the temperature is above 75 degrees (one of the reasons I live in Washington). Greetings from the Evergreen State!
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Post by: Domineaux on February 07, 2018, 10:57:33 PM
Welcome aboard!
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Post by: Alte Schule on February 08, 2018, 07:10:01 AM
Howdy from Brazos County. Was born at Ft. Lewis Madigan Army Hospital 65 plus years ago. Father was a career Army officer.
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Post by: Shipwreck on February 08, 2018, 07:28:39 AM
Glad to have ya!
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Post by: Decoy71 on February 08, 2018, 10:27:28 PM
Welcome to the forum. I was in Washington last May.  Bellevue and Seattle was very interesting to visit. Mt. Rainier was nice to vist too. I hope I get to go visit again. You might want to visit before March ends to likely avoid temps above 75.
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Post by: Shootshellz on February 08, 2018, 11:26:45 PM
Glad you liked Mt. Rainier. I hate to admit it, but after living 55+ years in Washington state I have never visited same. Kind of like a Texan never visiting the Alamo (I have been there). I will be driving to Dallas in mid-March and am hoping for an arctic front moving in while I am there. When you decide you visit again give me a shout; lots to see and do in this corner of the USA.
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Post by: papabear on February 09, 2018, 06:37:23 AM
Glad you liked Mt. Rainier. I hate to admit it, but after living 55+ years in Washington state I have never visited same. Kind of like a Texan never visiting the Alamo (I have been there). I will be driving to Dallas in mid-March and am hoping for an arctic front moving in while I am there. When you decide you visit again give me a shout; lots to see and do in this corner of the USA.

No matter the state there is something about growing up right around something that seems to make it more "Old Hat" than an attraction. Been to the Alamo and the Texas history places several times. WWll Pacific Memorial... Lost count there but a lot of the state advertised attractions in and around Angelina Co. I have never been to. Glad to have you.
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Post by: Tango on February 09, 2018, 08:08:22 AM
Retired LEO here from western WA state (Seattle area). Been to Texas and will visit in the future. Friendly folks and good (but different) food. One issue: I am very uncomfortable when the temperature is above 75 degrees (one of the reasons I live in Washington). Greetings from the Evergreen State!

welcome - there's a reason why it's called the "evergreen" state ..... best friend lives in Vancouver, Wa and he has moss growing on his north side ! ..... Wa has a lot going for it, in spite of it's politics and weather

'course I live in tejas (since '83) and, in my opinion, it doesn't have a lot going for it
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Post by: papabear on February 09, 2018, 12:06:18 PM
Retired LEO here from western WA state (Seattle area). Been to Texas and will visit in the future. Friendly folks and good (but different) food. One issue: I am very uncomfortable when the temperature is above 75 degrees (one of the reasons I live in Washington). Greetings from the Evergreen State!

welcome - there's a reason why it's called the "evergreen" state ..... best friend lives in Vancouver, Wa and he has moss growing on his north side ! ..... Wa has a lot going for it, in spite of it's politics and weather

'course I live in tejas (since '83) and, in my opinion, it doesn't have a lot going for it

For some of us that have been here all our 68yrs and never been to all the far away places, just Texas is good enough. Aint seen all this state yet. No need to leave.
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Post by: JohnnyDollar on February 09, 2018, 12:09:44 PM
For some of us that have been here all our 68yrs and never been to all the far away places, just Texas is good enough. Aint seen all this state yet. No need to leave.
I've been to some far-away places, and some not so far-away places..... and I'm not overly impressed.
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Post by: Shootshellz on February 09, 2018, 06:37:00 PM
Then you need to visit Washington to increase your 'being impressed' statistics!
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Post by: Shield45 on February 10, 2018, 08:09:02 AM
Then you need to visit Washington to increase your 'being impressed' statistics!
Visited WA state ONCE.
Pretty area.
Too much rain for me.
Ill take the TEXAS heat.

Havent traveled the world but have been around a little and Texas seems to fit the need nicely.
Ocean
Mountains (small ones)
Desert
Even pine trees or maples if your so inclined all within a day or so drive depending on where you start and where your heading.

Good food
Good people
Good times.

GOD BLESS TEXAS.


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Post by: papabear on February 10, 2018, 08:10:58 AM
Well said Shield45. Well said.
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Post by: Tango on February 10, 2018, 09:17:48 AM

Ocean - ya mean that feces infested puddle that's called "the gulf" ?

Mountains (small ones) - it's called the "hill country", not the "mountain country"
 
Desert - yep, lots of that (even blows to the inside of your house when ya don't want it to..)
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Post by: Gilgondorin on February 10, 2018, 09:20:46 AM
Sup.

We heard about what happened up there with the soda; that sounds pretty rough. Sorry about that! :P
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Post by: JohnnyDollar on February 10, 2018, 09:29:31 AM
Then you need to visit Washington to increase your 'being impressed' statistics!
Washington is on my bucket list. I have some old army buddies that live in Oregon and Washington State.
I will be headed that way some time.

I have driven up Hwy 1 and the 101 in California to the Oregon border - the redwoods are impressive.
Yosemite is nice to visit, the sequoias are even more impressive.

By impressed, I guess what I mean is actually living there. Lots of places are nice/interesting to visit.

I feel bad for people who are forced to live in states they do not like.
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Post by: JohnnyDollar on February 10, 2018, 09:36:22 AM
Ocean - well, at least there are beaches that you can actually access and enjoy.

Mountains (small ones) - The Chisos and  Guadalupe mountains are not in the hill country.
 
Desert - Terlingua, it's a dry heat.
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Post by: Tango on February 10, 2018, 10:20:36 AM

Ocean - well, at least there are beaches that you can actually access and enjoy. - yep, wear a full body wet suit else you'll get that flesh eating crap and die

Mountains (small ones) - The Chisos and  Guadalupe mountains are not in the hill country. - guadalupe peak is something like 8700 feet ASL - wow - now that's Hill Country !  I used to point it out to folks as we flew over the El Paso area - don't believe anyone looked up from their meal
 
Desert - Terlingua, it's a dry heat. - electric stove produces "dry heat" - dare ya to touch one of the burners after it's been on a while

face it, the best things about Tejas are 1) no State income tax  2) red leaning politics (but tending to go the other way)
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Post by: 308nato on February 10, 2018, 07:31:59 PM
Welcome aboard .
I spent some time in Washington at Paine AFB from March 57 to Sept 58 and had a good time there.
Me and some buddies went fishing in a stream coming out of the mountains that
was so cold it would turn your legs numb in about 10 minutes.
Also did a drive to Snoqualmie pass , man that is beautiful up there.
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Post by: Shootshellz on February 11, 2018, 01:11:11 AM
If you liked Snoqualmie pass you would love the North Cascades pass (not opened until the mid 1970's). Called 'America's Alps'. Can't stay in Texas for more than a week or so; 'dry heat' or 'wet heat' is still HEAT to me and I hate hot weather. I will take the rain any day; plus it keep the air clear and the mountains green. Whatever trips your trigger; a difference of opinion is what makes a horse race. P.S. The sugar soda tax is only within Seattle city limits, not the entire state.
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Post by: JohnnyDollar on February 11, 2018, 08:34:44 AM
face it, the best things about Tejas are 1) no State income tax  2) red leaning politics (but tending to go the other way)[/color]
Colorado is nice.
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Post by: RAEIndustries on April 13, 2018, 02:06:42 PM
Welcome to the forum!