Skip to comments.RELOCATING TO TEXAS! NEED INFO HELP AND FREEPER WISDOM!!!
Posted on 05/15/2004 12:36:06 AM PDT by EUPHORIC
We are relocating to the San Antonio Texas area before Independance Day due to a job transfer. Need references to any and all resources! Where to live and not to live. Where to look for housing etc. Websites? Newspapers? Whatever you have will be good for us! Please help as you can with info.
Where are you living now?
How 'bout helping this poor soul?
How come nobody posts these about moving to New Mexico?
EUPHORIC, some advise:
Learn Spanish and the joy of banging a pinata.
Learn to love circular streets which go nowhere except where you just came from.
No matter what they call 410, it's not a loop. It's a maze which can be only be negotiated successfully after you've lived there 82 years.
When you go to the River Walk in July and August take a wagon full of ice and someone to pull you.
Yes, that little non-descript building you pass on your left downtown is the Alamo. You are required to stop and bow three times in it's direction.
There are areas in the north, south, east and west which flood with rains of over .00002 inches.
All of the snow bird license plates you see on 410 are looking for the Sea World exit. They will run over you to get there!
There are lots more gems of wisdom, but you'll discover them.
(Did you ever consider Houston, Dallas, Galveston, Luckenbach or Quanah?)
well if you live in no. california go east till you smell it then south till you step in it
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Welcome to the great state of Texas, home of the greatest President of these United States, George Walker Bush. Following are some Texas style words and their meanings
Every area has its own terms, slang, and "sayings"....I hope you enjoy these Texas style words and their meanings.
1. AS WELCOME AS A SKUNK AT A LAWN PARTY. Self-explanatory
2. TIGHTER THAN BARK ON A TREE. Not very generous
3. BIG HAT, NO CATTLE. All talk and no action
4. WE'VE HOWDIED BUT WE AIN'T SHOOK YET. We've made a brief acquaintance, but not been formally introduced.
5. HE THINKS THE SUN CAME UP JUST TO HEAR HIM CROW. He has a pretty high opinion of himself.
6. IT'S SO DRY THE TREES ARE BRIBIN' THE DOGS. We really could use a little rain around here.
7. JUST BECAUSE A CHICKEN HAS WINGS DOESN'T MEAN IT CAN FLY. Appearances can be deceptive..
8. THIS AIN'T MY FIRST RODEO. I've been around awhile.
9. HE LOOKS LIKE THE DOG'S BEEN KEEPIN' HIM UNDER THE PORCH. Not the most handsome of men..
10. THEY ATE SUPPER BEFORE THEY SAID GRACE. Living in sin.
11. TIME TO PAINT YOUR BUTT WHITE AND RUN WITH THE ANTELOPE. Stop arguing and do as you're told.
12. AS FULL OF WIND AS A CORN-EATING HORSE. Rather prone to boasting.
13. YOU CAN PUT YOUR BOOTS IN THE OVEN BUT THAT DOESN'T MAKE THEM BISCUITS. You can say whatever you want about something, but doesn't change what it is
14. THAT DOG DON'T HUNT IN THESE WOODS That story you told, sounds like a lie to me.
15. WE'RE IN HIGH COTTON. Things are going well
Lived in New Braufels just north of San An for 6 years. LOVED IT! And we're goin' back in about 3 years. Bought 5 acres just north of there between San Marcos and Greene. You have to go to Greene and walk around. Great BBQ joint and a real Texas dance house. Check it out. Great people, easy commute. You'll never leave.
I apologize profusely, EUPHORIC.
I forgot the San Antonio Spurs.
If they can draft a good running back next season, they're contenders for the AFC championship.
I didn't mean to mislead you about San Antonio.
There's some good people there.
I know of four, and I've heard tell that there's more.
You just missed the most important day of the year - May 5th - but you've got a whole year to prepare for the next.
Like the Termite says, settle on the north side.
Occasionally you'll find someone on that side who speaks English, and there's a few streets you can navigate when it rains.
'Sides, it's not far from I-10 and civilization in either direction.
I do find myself going to San Antonio pretty often.
Love conquers all.
WELCOME TO TEXAS!
PULL UP A SLICE OF SHADE AND STAY AWHILE!
Euphoric....... we're in the process of re-relocating to Texas - or moving BACK to Texas...... go to www.realtor.com and you will be able to find a house in your price range....... I have no idea where you are now but if you are in either California, or on the East Coast, you are going to be VERY VERY happy with housing prices........ VERY happy..........
You tryin to scare him/her to death?
I didn't even tell him/her about the cockroach infestation or the swarms of cicadas we have ALL the time instead of every 17 years.
(We call 'em locusts, by the way. Don't expect a Texan to even know what a cidada looks like!)
I didn't tell him/her about the rattlesnakes that make anacondas look like earthworms.
I didn't tell him/her about the pavement melting in the summertime until it sounds like you're driving in molasses.
I didn't tell him/her about the hail storms that supply enough ice in baseball size nuggets to last all summer.
Let's face it.
Ya gotta have cajones the size of grapefruit to live in Texas!
When it's too rough for everybody else, it's just right for Texans!
We are escaping from the Peoples Republic of California. Sick of this place.
*lol* oh okay...better CA than living in Crusty country of New York.
Welcome to Texas!
Euphoria might have trouble finding Greene, I believe it's spelled Gruene and pronounced green. We had trouble finding it when we were looking for Green. Best little dance hall in Texas and a great place to spend the weekend.
Welcome to Texas. After California - what a treat to live around sane people. Remember - no state income tax (so far).
My only complaint is the summer heat and humidity. You have to be tough but what a glorious place - especially compared to California and New York where there is rampant socialism.
I am facing the same prospect of relocation from Ohio to SA, Texas probably in January. Wondering how you like it there and such. Any experiences you could relay would be most helpful.
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