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memyselfI
01-06-2005, 10:12 PM
Even before the Tsunami, I have always had a preference for the mountains. I don't like swimming in water for which you do not know what is underneath and I'm not big on sand. I like to look at the ocean and certainly love going on my bro in law's boat when in FL. If I had to choose to live by one or the other I choose the mountains...and you?


Those of you fortunate enough to live by BOTH can just STFU. We do not want to hear how wonderful it is. :p

Joe Seahawk
01-06-2005, 10:14 PM
STFU

Mile High Mania
01-06-2005, 10:15 PM
I like trees... I like to write poems about trees. You know what I like most about trees?

memyselfI
01-06-2005, 10:17 PM
I like trees... I like to write poems about trees. You know what I like most about trees?

I sense a Rush anthem...

Rain Man
01-06-2005, 10:18 PM
I'm a mountain man. Beaches and oceans smell funny, and the only alluring thing about them is the bikiniwear.

Ultra Peanut
01-06-2005, 10:19 PM
And when that mountain is revealed to actually be a long-dormant supervolcanco and explodes with you on it?

Mile High Mania
01-06-2005, 10:21 PM
Actually, it's a paraphrased quote from one of the all-time great films.

http://www.digitallyobsessed.com/cover_art/cannonballrun.jpg

Joe Seahawk
01-06-2005, 10:25 PM
And when that mountain is revealed to actually be a long-dormant supervolcanco and explodes with you on it?

And triggers a Tsunami..

memyselfI
01-06-2005, 10:26 PM
Actually, it's a paraphrased quote from one of the all-time great films.


My bad. I don't think I've ever seen a Burt Reynolds movie. Ooops. :eek:

Joe Seahawk
01-06-2005, 10:27 PM
On a side note.. Geologists found evidence of a massive Tsunami in Puget Sound 1,100 years ago that devestated the area that is now Seattle..

Ultra Peanut
01-06-2005, 10:28 PM
My bad. I don't think I've ever seen a Burt Reynolds movie. Ooops. :eek:Not even Stroker Ace?! :eek:

Mile High Mania
01-06-2005, 10:35 PM
Not even Stroker Ace?! :eek:

Some of those old Reynold's movies were pretty funny.

Rausch
01-06-2005, 10:43 PM
Some of those old Reynold's movies were pretty funny.

Bullspit....This guy (http://www.terencehill.com/) p0WN3Z Reynolds!

Nzoner
01-06-2005, 10:55 PM
Bullspit....This guy (http://www.terencehill.com/) p0WN3Z Reynolds!

Trinity :thumb:

Otter
01-06-2005, 11:00 PM
Mountains and a big blue lake with lots of feeder streams anyday.

The ocean is God's way of letting us know who's in charge.

SNR
01-06-2005, 11:14 PM
Actually, I prefer to live right smack dab in the middle of the continent. Safer than mountains or the coast.

WilliamTheIrish
01-07-2005, 12:34 AM
Give me San Diego any day. Or night.

Love the feel of the sand. The sound of the waves.

Scantily clad locals weren't bad either.

badgirl
01-07-2005, 03:29 AM
I was raised around mountains so I like the ocean the best. My sister has lived in gulf shores for 12 years and the ocean bores her, she only goes when I go to visit to spend time with me.

memyselfI
01-07-2005, 07:07 AM
Mountains and a big blue lake with lots of feeder streams anyday.

The ocean is God's way of letting us know who's in charge.

ding, ding, ding...we have a winner. :thumb:

paradise.

http://www.fredmiranda.com/A5_Bob_Towery/index_files/ll_tenaya_9082.jpg

Dartgod
01-07-2005, 07:12 AM
Mouontains. No contest.

cdcox
01-07-2005, 07:19 AM
Everytime I see the ocean, I feel compelled to try to conquer it by crossing it on a small unpowerd raft. This scares the daylights out of me.

patteeu
01-07-2005, 07:28 AM
Mountains. Southern beaches have nice weather, soothing surf sounds, and as Rain Man pointed out, bikinis, but all other factors point toward the mountains for me.

4th and Long
01-07-2005, 07:31 AM
I was raised around mountains so I like the ocean the best. My sister has lived in gulf shores for 12 years and the ocean bores her, she only goes when I go to visit to spend time with me.
I read somewhere on another thread that you had your own set of mountains. :p

Pennywise
01-07-2005, 07:40 AM
I read somewhere on another thread that you had your own set of mountains. :p

Ironic.

I read the same thing about a vast box canyon.

4th and Long
01-07-2005, 07:42 AM
Ironic.

I read the same thing about a vast box canyon.
:eek:

DaKCMan AP
01-07-2005, 07:49 AM
http://floridagoa.goacom.com/ftlauderdale2.jpg
http://www.geocities.com/steveandamandaflorida/FtLauderdaleBeach.jpg

...me like

2bikemike
01-07-2005, 08:13 AM
Give me San Diego any day. Or night.

Love the feel of the sand. The sound of the waves.

Scantily clad locals weren't bad either.

And the mountains are just a hop skip and a jump away. :thumb:

Dartgod
01-07-2005, 08:48 AM
Ironic.

I read the same thing about a vast box canyon.
Pssssst...

Her name is DUH-nese.

Earthling
01-07-2005, 08:51 AM
Where I live I can be snow skiing in the mountains in about 45 minutes, or fishing at one of about 20 small lakes. Good elk and deer hunting nearby and a desert environment about 20 minutes in the other direction. But, I sure do miss the ocean....

badgirl
01-07-2005, 11:59 AM
Ironic.

I read the same thing about a vast box canyon.
:shrug: :shrug:

badgirl
01-07-2005, 11:59 AM
Where I live I can be snow skiing in the mountains in about 45 minutes, or fishing at one of about 20 small lakes. Good elk and deer hunting nearby and a desert environment about 20 minutes in the other direction. But, I sure do miss the ocean....
My sons in Ft. Carson, have you been there? :hmmm:

roman gnome
01-07-2005, 12:47 PM
My choice..

<img src=http://gazette.com/postcards/db_images/pic1.jpg>

Garden of The Gods..in front of Pikes Peak

Garcia Bronco
01-07-2005, 12:52 PM
Even before the Tsunami, I have always had a preference for the mountains. I don't like swimming in water for which you do not know what is underneath and I'm not big on sand. I like to look at the ocean and certainly love going on my bro in law's boat when in FL. If I had to choose to live by one or the other I choose the mountains...and you?


Those of you fortunate enough to live by BOTH can just STFU. We do not want to hear how wonderful it is. :p


Water...but I have moutains 100 miles west as the crow fly's

chileanbolt
01-07-2005, 01:23 PM
San Diego, 5 minutes walking to the beach and an hour and a half to the mountains

Saulbadguy
01-07-2005, 01:26 PM
Call me weird, but i'd prefer a concrete jungle to "god's country" any day. However, if I had to choose one, probably the ocean.

Hoover
01-07-2005, 01:46 PM
Hoover is a Mountain guy. I love the Canadian Rockies, a wonderful place.

Bwana
01-07-2005, 02:03 PM
Mountains

gblowfish
01-07-2005, 02:25 PM
Some of those old Reynold's movies were pretty funny.I know "Deliverance" cracked me up!

CosmicPal
01-07-2005, 02:47 PM
Mountains.

The only reason why I moved here - closest natural wonder to KC. I certainly didn't move here so I could be closer to Donkey fans...oh gawd no.

MichaelH
01-07-2005, 02:50 PM
I love the mountains. Where I live now, the North Carolina mountains are only about an hour away. I'm also only 5 hours from the ocean, but there's sharks in the ocean.

CosmicPal
01-07-2005, 02:57 PM
I love the mountains. Where I live now, the North Carolina mountains are only about an hour away. I'm also only 5 hours from the ocean, but there's sharks in the ocean.

Thar's bears in dem woods, too. :shrug:

MichaelH
01-07-2005, 03:00 PM
Thar's bears in dem woods, too. :shrug:

In North Carolina and all of the east, only black bears. And even if there was Grizzly or Brownies around, they don't scare me like a 20ft. great white shark eyeing me up from the bottom. Ever since I saw Jaws at the beach when I was a little kid, I've been deathly afraid of being mauled by Mr. Shark.

Calcountry
01-07-2005, 03:02 PM
Even before the Tsunami, I have always had a preference for the mountains. I don't like swimming in water for which you do not know what is underneath and I'm not big on sand. I like to look at the ocean and certainly love going on my bro in law's boat when in FL. If I had to choose to live by one or the other I choose the mountains...and you?


Those of you fortunate enough to live by BOTH can just STFU. We do not want to hear how wonderful it is. :p
Thats cool, you are so smart. Could you please move to a dormant Volcano "mountain" before it wakes up?

:p

CosmicPal
01-07-2005, 03:04 PM
In North Carolina and all of the east, only black bears. And even if there was Grizzly or Brownies around, they don't scare me like a 20ft. great white shark eyeing me up from the bottom. Ever since I saw Jaws at the beach when I was a little kid, I've been deathly afraid of being mauled by Mr. Shark.

You do know more people get killed by lightning than those who get "mauled" by Great Whites?

Funny thing about Jaws, I was just a lad when I snuck into the movie with my older brother while we were vacationing in Ft. Lauderdale at the time. Needless to say, the remainder of that vacation- I wouldn't go near the ocean and ended up swimming in the hotel pool instead.

Duck Dog
01-07-2005, 03:10 PM
I prefer marshes, lakes, rivers, creeks and ponds. I also like the timber. I love the smell of mud at 5 A.M.

BIG_DADDY
01-07-2005, 03:10 PM
Even before the Tsunami, I have always had a preference for the mountains. I don't like swimming in water for which you do not know what is underneath and I'm not big on sand. I like to look at the ocean and certainly love going on my bro in law's boat when in FL. If I had to choose to live by one or the other I choose the mountains...and you?


Those of you fortunate enough to live by BOTH can just STFU. We do not want to hear how wonderful it is. :p

Actually we might move into the mountains of Half Moon Bay or La Honda in the next year or two. Ocean, mountains, the works. Only reason we haven't done it so far is the commute is a bitch.

BIG_DADDY
01-07-2005, 03:11 PM
I prefer marshes, lakes, rivers, creeks and ponds. I also like the timber. I love the smell of mud at 5 A.M.

I would prefer being int he deep mountains too. One day I will be back.

memyselfI
01-07-2005, 03:42 PM
My choice..

<img src=http://gazette.com/postcards/db_images/pic1.jpg>

Garden of The Gods..in front of Pikes Peak

Ah, the view of kissing camels from Kissing Camels. Spectacular!!!! :thumb:

Calcountry
01-07-2005, 04:30 PM
Actually we might move into the mountains of Half Moon Bay or La Honda in the next year or two. Ocean, mountains, the works. Only reason we haven't done it so far is the commute is a bitch.
La Honda is awesome, San Joaquin count holds science camp there. I visited both as a 6th grader and a Junior in HS as a counselor. :thumb: