As a Native Southern Californian, and having just spent 90 days in Dallas, all I can say is Ocean, 9000 foot Mountains, Snow, Yosemite, Trout, Snow Skiing, are all better than sitting in a restaraunt outdoors in Uptown Dallas when it’s 107 degrees. Sorry ya’ll but Dallas is dull, unless you like the mall, movies, eating, or boating in muddy lakes!
>>>As a Native Southern Californian, and having just spent 90 days in Dallas, all I can say is Ocean, 9000 foot Mountains, Snow, Yosemite, Trout, Snow Skiing, are all better than sitting in a restaraunt outdoors in Uptown Dallas when its 107 degrees. Sorry yall but Dallas is dull, unless you like the mall, movies, eating, or boating in muddy lakes!>>>
Yeah....but hey. We got “whattaburger” , crappy Tex Mex, and this junk they call “queso” that they put on everything....so it ain’t all bad...:)
It’s funny how people look for the bad in places they visit and brag about the great things from where they are from. I went to Southern California and it looked dull to me, and I did not see anyone snow skiing, fishing for trout, or any of the things you described. I saw the same malls, movies, eating in the same type of places, etc. It gets very hot there too, with lots of smog and it is really just a desert. I am from the east (not Texas), so going from very green to LA looks bland to me. Anyway, I guess beauty is in the eye of the beholder.
But we have jobs.
I wouldn't move to Texas if ya took me in a complimentary fully stocked Lear Jet, and paid my first years mortgage...
But that's just me. I prefer year round, near perfect weather and the variety of things to do in Southern Cal.
That said, anyone moving there, I wish um the best of luck!
How do you like that Texas State Income Tax?
Then take your ass back to California then.
Smelled orange blossoms a couple times a year. Watched the DisneyLand fireworks from our pool slide.
Could see the MilkyWay...and spent winter week-ends with my parents in Crestline, in the mountains.
I grew up...and watched the orange groves get bulldozed, and the strawberry fields get paved. I watched millions of illegal's invade SoCal...I watched taxes, fee's, charges, regulations...go thru the roof.
I watched rulings by the 9th Circuit overrule the "people" of CA.
I forgot what really blue skies and the MilkyWay looked like.
Oh sure...I snow skied and surfed once in the same day!! Skied Mammoth many times...I've caught golden trout, sea bass, halibut, abalone, and backpacked to places you've probably never seen.
But one of the best things I ever did...was get out of CA.
Good luck to you...I've still family there..and I think of them often.
Heh....your comment reminds me of things I used to hear from my out-of-state friends after they'd lived in Hollywood for a few years. The place drove most of them to want to head back home.
I'd just look at them and say, "Do you really think that all of California is like this place?" Some of them were convinced that Hollywood really did equal California and really missed out.
Too bad you couldn't take some time and get outside of Dallas while you were here. It's a big, big, big state, with a whole lot to see.
You make valid points but omit four importamt things:
1. Cowboys, Rangers and Mavericks.
2. Great college sports in surrounding areas.
3. Little to no Californians.
4. Republican state
That more than makes up for Dallas’ shortcomings.