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Wednesday, December 11, 2013

NO Klahoma

Of the States you've visited, which one holds the least appeal as a place to live?

Alabama, Alaska, Hawaii and Mississippi are four I haven't yet visited. My beloved New Jersey is out of the running. Of the ones remaining I have visited, I'm removing from consideration Arkansas, Idaho, Missouri, North Dakota, Tennessee - don't recall staying overnight there. So comparing those with others that got a better look-see seems unfair. Give those five a "*". Forty left.

Among those forty, at least for me, there is some competition for this dubious honor. Extreme weather takes care of a few, politics several more, prohibitive distance to a cultural center or large city a few others. But I did ask for one and can't very well expect you to commit unless I do, right? Cue the Rodgers & Hammerstein...

Oklahoma appears to be in no danger of inheriting me, and not because of the groan inducing pun disguised as post title. Tulsa is a very nice small city mentioned in several terrific songs, the setting of some good Westerns and books. Visit it if you're out that way. Just don't look for OK as a return address from me, OK?

3 comments:

  1. I think I would have to go with Kansas. I've met nice people from Kansas and I can see the appeal. But...Toto! If we haven't had broiling hot summers, sub-zero winters, blinding dust storms, hail the size of grapefruits, tornadoes as a weekly occurrence, then...we must not be in Kansas anymore. I'm guessing that the good folks from Kansas won't miss me.

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  2. Hawaii. We've visited twice when Matts brother was stationed there (they were there for 3 years). The flight was long so visiting family often would be difficult. AND It's tourist season ALWAYS; who doesn't hate driving behind someone who has no idea where they're going.

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  3. Kim; Kansas made my top 10 too. Marisa; I never considered Hawaii in the light you've seen it - always hear about the "paradise" piece but having tourists around you year round could get old fast. Thanks to both of you for commenting.

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