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Texas or New Hampshire?

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by TheArchDuke, Jan 13, 2006.

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  1. Brad Johnson

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    Fox and Hound?! I'm a regular - heck, we've probably met. Me and some of the other regulars usually camp out at the bar end of one of the tall entry tables. I'm usually a Friday night kinda guy, get there about 10 or so. Most other nights I have something going on.

    Brad
     
  2. sm

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    http://www.texfiles.com/tourintexas/Aug3/Luckenbach2/index.htm

    I ever get rich, I want to buy a place like Luckenbach.
    I'd add dash of Lantry [Judge Roy Bean, and Miss Lillie]
    You cannot enter if not armed, sic hanging Judge Bean on ya...

    Texas is not hot - that is called humidity - we call it sweat!

    You can ski in TX, yep sure can. Don't need water or snow either...farm truck, dusty field, rope, and forget jumping over the 'rooster tails' on water, real rooters in the ditches are a hoot...Take off the rudder dealies on the skis first...

    Now if'n you visit, and head down Dallas Way. Wear a tied to Trailduster - you will get a free beer for wearing a tie - yep sure will. *snicker*
    If you can eat that 54 oz steak in one sitting - meal is free.

    Oh Phooey, forgot name of place next door...anywho cute gals in swings over head get to swinging higher...and higher...and kick a brass bell...
    They gotta chocolate dessert...rich as a foot up a bull's butt...

    Helluva deal, Free eats for wearing a tie and clearing your plate. Bet NH aint' got that?.

    While in Dallas, be sure to take the wife on a tour of Harry Hines Blvd. She will be so impressed. Given a choice do not be surprised if she wants to head back to Fort Worth...

    Get Reservations at the Reunion Arena Restuarant on Top...see that big lighted ball up there - that is a resturarnt that revolves.

    I forget the place with the Jackass out in the Parking Lot, I recommend the Buffalo steak....off I35...well like most stuff you can see where you want to go...getting there is another thing...

    Houston.
    See the Highway Dept all had Spaghetti at lunch one day..."Hey, we can do this with concrete..."
    Now you know why Houston has the Spaghetti Bowl. It is true...really.

    Them diagonal stripes on Highway 59...that is for the "Bear in the air" to clock speeders. I may or may not know anything about the "Southbound and Down Club" ...*rumor is* they flew low at night...and I ain't talking off airplanes either...

    Oh I do fine up north..the times I've been...
    West Virginnie ain't north...just a Oasis for Southern Folks.

    Don't rule out Tenn. Memphis is Dangerous, great food, blues. Some of the out of the way places b/t Memphis to Nashville to Knoxville to north to Ky- breathtaking and I mean you cannot get a chicken fried steak if you do not have at least one gun on person...;)
     
  3. hank327

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    Hmmmm.... I suppose you mistake tongue in cheek for whining. :banghead: :banghead:

    I am a native Texan and love it here. I don't plan on moving elswhere either.
    The thread starter seems to be very climate sensitive, so I just wanted to
    let him know that Texas has extreme climatic conditions.

    However, I won't deny that I wish people would stop moving to Texas. I loathe seeing suburbia constantly growing like a malignant cancer over what once were
    deer woods and dove fields. I am tired of hearing recent "immigrants" whine about the weather, and the ever popular phrase " We used to do it this way back in ____________." (usually either California or up North)

    Hmmm..... maybe I am whining. :what:
     
  4. hank327

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    Oops, double post...
     
  5. TallPine

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    ArchDuke, if I were you I certainly wouldn't limit my choices to just two states.

    If climate is an issue, consider Colorado. Most of the year you can have your choice between cold and hot just by driving a few miles up or down hill - 50 miles and several thousand feet of elevation make a big difference.

    Besides, a lot of Californians have already moved there and screwed it up as far as I'm concerned - I left eight years ago :p
     
  6. ScottS

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    I find the girls side hard to argue with. Texas girls are mighty purty. But, as far as gun laws go, it's not a subject open to debate. The gun laws in NH are much friendlier.

    CCW: $10 for not less than 4 years, no training, no fingerprints, mine took 2 days, and the cops delivered it to my door.
    Only place you can't carry: courthouse
    No signage limitations: signs mean nothing
    Open carry
    All Class III

    We proudly earned our Brady D-, same as you.

    We get cold, but I can put enough clothes on to stay warm, even when it's -15deg. I can't take enough clothes off when it's 110deg.

    Still, that girl thing is a powerful argument all in itself.
     
  7. OtG

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    Climate is better, and while we may think we're god's gift to the earth, we don't feel the need to spend half our time telling everyone about it.

    Plus the gun laws and skiing are better, and you get to be close enough to Mass. to really make fun of them.
     
  8. Manedwolf

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    Uh..not for anyone I know, as regards Mexican food. Nashua has La Caretta, a big Mexican-family-run place that friends from southern California have said is absolutely authentic. Their huevos rancheros is excellent. Nashua also has Shorty's Roadhouse, also excellent Mexican. Nashua, Manchester and Concord all have a Margarita's, which besides being great mexican food, has chosen the coolest buildings to be in. Nashua's is in the old brick powerplant on the river. Concord's is in the old courthouse and jail, and some of the booths you can eat in are in the old cells...with the iron bars and 19th century locks still in place. The big dining room is the former courtroom, and an area for larger parties was the downstairs "drunk tank" sort of holding cell. I find it amusing to be served alcoholic beverages in an old jail cell that people were likely thrown in for being publically drunk back then. :D
     
  9. hank327

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    If someday, for some reason I had to move north and become a Yankee :) , I would choose New Hampshire or perhaps Vermont as my home. Although I haven't been there (I have been to MA, and RI), I like what I know about the place. It is a beautiful state, and it has the best state motto of all 50 states.
    "Live Free or Die". How can you not help but like such a place? :D

    I also hear that there are some great motorcycling roads up there too.
     
  10. Manedwolf

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    I know a number of other graphic designers in NH who work for the high-techs that left MA. Lots of R&D parks here.
     
  11. Manedwolf

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    Oh, yeah, there are. If you have a motorcycle or an agile car...You know those car commercials where they have a shiny car going at good speed on curvy road through forests, scattering leaves in its wake? They're here. Roads like that are generally 50mph limit, not lower, so you can have fun. :)
     
  12. TheArchDuke

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    Well let's just say this, whichever state I choose, I'll be visiting the other one a lot.
     
  13. Moondoggie

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    A little anecdotal evidence for your consideration...

    I have a good friend who grew up in Wilkes-Barre, PA.

    He met and married a girl who grew up in SDiego...OB. She has a BS degree in ortho somethingorother...good paying hospital jobs abound for her.

    She took her first job in Lowell, MA. They lived in Nashua/Manchester, NH.

    She lasted 2 winters. Absolutely couldn't deal with it, and she's not a wuss by any stretch of the imagination. They are both "Phish" heads and spend a lot of time camping out at concerts. She's a very "outdoorsy" sort of girl, but more strongly oriented toward the beach than anything involving snow.

    They now live in Virginia Beach, VA.

    The only other place I know of in the US with SDiego's climate is Hawaii. That's why they're both so crowded and the cost of living is so high.

    I'd vote for Texas. The cost of living difference between TX and NH will be a big factor when you start raising a family. The piney woods part of NE TX are a destination that my wife and I are considering when we're free to relocate.
     
  14. Johnny_Yuma

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    When I lived in Texas

    I used to take care of my buddy's horses when she and her husband traveled. I'd stay at their place and drink beer on the front porch in my Stetson and a bathrobe and shoot at coyotes. Nobody there thought any part of that was weird.

    JY
     
  15. 45Badger

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    NH all the way!

    Second lowest overall tax burden (only Alaska is lower).

    And if you have kids, the only speech impediment they will develop is that glorious northern New England accent (where did all my "r"s go?):cool:

    For big city life, Boston is close and NY is only a few hours away. Portsmouth great seaport town (15 minutes from Kittery, Maine- lobster, Bob's Clam shack, and THE KITTERY TRADING POST!!!!).

    As previously noted, great gun laws. Hunting (ever shoot a moose?) is pretty good.

    As for winter, cold is relative. My mom lives in Concord in the winter, and Maine in the summer. Can't beat it, I miss living there.
     
  16. oweno

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