Where are some of the places you have lived?
Have always thought it fascinating that some people move about and others stay put. Have lived in quite a few places and enjoyed them all EXCEPT one place. That was Oklahoma. My father was career military and that provided us an opportunity to see and experience different places. Now I did not like Oklahoma because I froze there – stayed one winter and I moved to New Orleans. I lived in Norman, Ok and took a bus to OK city to work. Then had to walk a very long distance to my job and it was so very cold. High heels did not allow for much comfort either. Then back to the bus station, on the Greyhound and back to Norman. We moved to Norman after spending three years in Germany and I loved every minute of living there. While the temps were much colder in Germany I never was cold – I think the big difference were the horrible cold winds in Oklahoma – nothing blocked or stopped those winds. Brrrr. By the way I went to New Orleans because my Grandmother had a vacant apartment there and it certainly was a lot warmer.
Forgot to mention that Norman, Oklahoma did have a big plus, however – the University of Oklahoma. . Fantastic football team then under the leadership of Bud Wilkinson – Go Sooners. Very long time ago but isn’t it great we have memories?
Kentucky…only Kentucky. If I ever leave here, it will be because I donate my body to science and get shipped out of state. Lol
I hate to travel and only ever once took a vacation to Myrtle Beach. (it was awful) :womanwink:
Some would call me agypsy because of all the places thatI’ve lived. I was born in NYC but brought up in the suburbs of Central New Jersey.
I married an Air Force man and lived in Maine, New Mexico, Montana and then Panama. After he left the military we lived once again tin NJ and then on to North Carolina. After seperating and divorcing, I raised my kids in the Pocono Mountains in NE Pennsylvania. I am now nicely settled in Cape Cod , Massachusetts where I’m here to stay.
I loved the experiences and one country where I lived and wouldn’t change it except for the cold of Maine aaaaaaaand Montana. LOL I consider myself an East Coast lover and love the four seasons.
We have been kind of all over haven’t we? I mentioned earlier I left OK and went to New Orleans. Now that was a fun city but also very very dangerous. Do not know if it still is as bad but I do know you NEVER went out after dark alone.I was appalled by most of the windows having bars – had never lived anywhere with bars on the house windows.
Very very humid there but will admit the biegnets are heaven personified. Loved those things. Last time I was there I bought a box to make some at home. Did not even come close yet the makings were sold right there where you buy the cooked beignets. Was so disappointed. The humidity got to me and I had a lot of trouble breathing. As a little kid I had pneumonia several times – that was in NC. Never had it again until I went toNnew Orleans. So I had to leave NO and come out here to Sou Cal where the air was very very dry. Well it was for a good number of years. Like everything else the air got ruined also – it is now very humid here.
I lived in Minnesota for over a year. It was not a good experience.
I’ve never lived anywhere but Texas. I was born and grew up in West Texas but went to college in Lubbock. I lived in Midland and Houston while working for a gas pipeline transmission company. And there are still so many wonderful different Texas citie I haven’t lived in.
My daughter lived in Lawton, OK a few years ago…I don’t have a clue how she lived there for any length of time…My mother was born in Coweta outside of Tulsa and there’s some beautiful land there but I don’t think Oklahoma is on my list of like to live places! So I understand how you feel.
I’ve always been a MI gal. Love the 4 seasons, love a good snowstorm, and love northern MI.
My dad was in the navy in Pensacola. Summer months were stifling. I have traveled a lot and if I had to move, I’d consider Kentucky because the grass is so green and just a pretty state or Montclair/West Orange, New Jersey. The benefits of NYC without living in NYC.
I’d love to visit Virginia , California and Vermont. Someday, I’ll travel the east coast.
Loaf, my Dad was born near Pittsburgh but we never lived there – paternal grandparents did live in Philadelphia as they moved there during the depression.Snickersmom, you are so correct, some places are heaven others the opposite. I have a friend out here in Sou Cal that says also the very best Pizza comes from Chicago. Interesting.
Cindy, being a military brat is mostly positive. I did have to work hard in high school, however it was a good thing I truly loved school. Started high school in Raleigh, NC – where I was born and did not leave there until I was 14. After WWII, my Dad got out of the army and taught at NC State. He had the itch and wanted back into the service so in he went and there we all started going.. After a few months went to Calhoun, Ga – loved it. In a little over a year went to Atlanta. Started my senior year in Tucson. I finished high school in San Antonio, Texas – So all in all I went to 5 high schools
I use to love Sou Cal – cannot stand it now. Very very expensive out here. And the drought and all it brings has completely changed things. And now we are dealing with horriblyh escalating gas prices. It has now reached over $4 a gallon, where I live and last Saturday it was 3.25. Only in California.
Never lived in Northern Texas – LOL – but really liked San Antonio.
Gotta run – will stop back by.
SNICKERSMOM IM IN OHIO BUT I WAS BORN IN A SMALL COAL MINING TOWN IN P. A . I TRAVELED ALL OVER THE COUNTRY CAUSE OF FAMILY MOVING AROUND WINI I AM ENJOYING THIS POST
I grew up in a little mountain town in Virginia,moved to NYC to go to school,moved to Los Angeles a few years later,back to Virginia,then Ohio,then Tenn,then north of Chicago(best pizza ever!),Indiana,then back to Ohio.I had an awful time in Indiana,I think some places are just poison for some folks and Heaven for others,but it was the worst for me.
Wini, great topic…
I too am a military brat, but never lived over seas…my dad would go remote alone…but we lived all over the US…from coast to coast. Florida, Connecticut, Minnesota, South Carolina, Texas…some a couple times…
I totallu understand your dislike for Norman and it hasn’t gotten any better. LOL But then, North Texas isn’t all that wonderful either!
Most everyone I know loved Germany. But there’s no place like home in the US.
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07.24.15 8:24 AM