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What's the one great thing about your home town?

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  1. Shimmy & Shake

    Shimmy & Shake

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    I travel a lot for work, and when possible, I like to get off the beaten path and find out what's truly unique about any given area.

    If I were to travel through your hometown, what's the one thing that I should definitely do, see, or experience; that I won't find in any travel brochure?

    Thanks in advance...

    Cheers!
     
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  2. wjv

    wjv Zip It Stan Lee.. . .

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    Chicago. . .

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    Ok - Two things

    1) museums - They are all world class: Science & Industry; Field's; Shedd; Adlers; Chicago Art, and the Zoos. .

    2) CTA - You literally can get anywhere in the city, from anywhere in the city, in a reasonably direct route just by using the buses, subway and the Elevated trains.
     
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    We have a large professional police force. In a town of 20,000 we have 10 officers per shift plus the county police working. You will frequently see 2 to 3 police cars just driving across town. Some hate it but I love it. The few times I have had to call 911 the police showed up within 1-2 minutes. They also work hard at keeping trouble out of our small town. I still carry my firearm daily, and lock my doors, but I don't really worry about being mugged outside of the grocery store or walking down the street.
     
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    Also, that friendly small town feel but with the conveniences of a large city just 20 minutes away.
     
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    My home town, on a friday night. I could show you a dive bar full of women that think a lot more of themselves than they deserve. And a lot of guys that are the same way. Or we can go down to the river and find the same people, but with a longer LEO response time. And no street lights.
     
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    Fenway Park..GO SOX!.....Boston Garden....GO B's!
     
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    okie GT Mayor

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    Nothing, not a damn thing, if you ever find your self in Meade KS get the hell out as fast as you can:rofl::rofl:
     
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  10. Eric

    Eric Big Giant Head Staff Member Admin Silver Member

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    The one good thing about my home town? That I don't still live there. I was born in Miami, but not the good one. Eric
     
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    okie GT Mayor

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    Miami OK:headscratch:
     
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    ...which some of you might know as the home of the infamous Mothman. You might even remember that little movie starring Richard Gere called "The Mothman Prophesies." Since I left they tore down the old factory that was supposedly his most used lair but they have erected a statue to him down on the main street.

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    I can't tell you how many times I got scared as heck in this old place late at night when I was a kid.

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    okie GT Mayor

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    :rofl::rofl:
     
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    Eric Big Giant Head Staff Member Admin Silver Member

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    Nope. Fewer cows, more cactus and scorpions. Eric
     
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    I only know of two Miami(s). Could it be the one in OK?
     
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    Eric Big Giant Head Staff Member Admin Silver Member

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    No, my Miami is the worst on the Globe.:supergrin::whistling: Eric
     
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    Dennis in MA Get off my lawn

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    ME!



    (There's a Miami in OH as well.)
     
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    I grew up in Baltimore, MD. The only thing great about Baltimore is the South and Westbound highways.
     
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    tous GET A ROPE!

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    I was born in Ishpeming, Michigan.

    Home of Suicide Hill, The Mather Inn, statue of Old Ish, the best pasties in the Universe, location of the movie Anatomy of a Murder, and the National Ski [and Snowboard] Hall of Fame.

    Feller can see all there is to see in 30 minutes or less.

    Last time I was up there with my niece, a young woman not familiar with small towns, when we collected a rental car she suggested that we get a map. I reminded her, 'Bethany, Ishpeming has nine streets, four of which are dead ends." :supergrin:
     
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  20. Blaster

    Blaster Hunc tu caveto

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    Not so much my home town but the area. I'm going to have to go with "location".

    Beaches are close in the summer, ski areas in the winter. New York and Boston are an hour and a half away in opposite directions. Everything you need is close enough and everything you don't need is far enough.

    Then if you are willing you can arm up and go into New Haven for the best pizza available anywhere.