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WHERE ARE YOU LOCATED?

  1. goldenpath profile image81
    goldenpathposted 6 years ago

    We've got some interesting people on HubPages with many points of view on many subjects.  These things are good but if you are like me it is rather bewildering not knowing who the person looks like at the other end of the avatar or even where they are geographically.  Call me old fashioned but I like the appearance of face to face conversations.

    I understand that location is not something many people want to share.  So, if you would like to be specific on your location that would be great.  Equally as great would be if you felt better as to general terms like England, Australia, United States, Canada or where ever.  Just curious from my end.

    I reside in Shenandoah, Iowa in the heart of the United States.  It's a town of about 6,000 in a highly rural and agricultural area.  We basically have three major plants that keep Shenandoah alive.  Never been outside the country but would love to hear from all of you.

    Thanks in advance! smile

    1. de'Arab profile image60
      de'Arabposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      I am from the West Indies, you know in the Caribbean.  Not indigenous, Arab ancestry obviously( check the name),but I am a true Caribbean girl; " Ah luv up meh culture" . 
      A little island surrounded by water but only have visited a beach only about five times of my 20 yrs, sad isn't it?

    2. M. Engebawy, PhD profile image74
      M. Engebawy, PhDposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      I am originally from Cairo, Egypt, who lived 4 years in Japan where I survived the 1995 Kobe earthquake. I moved to Rolla Missouri to study more about earthquakes! I now live in Overland Park, south of Kansas City, KS, where the seismic activity is low. Good for me!

  2. h.a.borcich profile image60
    h.a.borcichposted 6 years ago

    I am inbetween Chicago, IL and Madison, WI smile Close to the farms, a shut down GMplant  and a single shift Chrysler plant...the heart of unemployed USA smile

    1. wyanjen profile image88
      wyanjenposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      lol
      Holly, you should come & visit me.
      They just shut down another plant last week along my commute.
      So, there is now an abandoned chemical plant AND an abandoned steel mill along my daily commute. I can't say the the electrical wholesaler left an abandoned warehouse, because they knocked it down. It is now a nice empty lot.
      Have I ever mentioned that I only drive 5 miles to get to work? lol

      But I'll go ahead and say it again: I can't honestly figure out how, with all of the unemployment and the mass exodus, Detroit still has a traffic problem. Where the hell is everybody driving to? The buildings are empty but there are as many cars jamming up the streets as ever...

      Well, I didn't realize how close we are! No wonder we get along so well smile

      1. goldenpath profile image81
        goldenpathposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        It's truly hard on the blue collar worker when plants shut down.  Money don't grow on trees for most of us.  If it does for anyone out there let me know and I will plan on moving there.

        We have a major tractor/trailer transmission producer here.  The new "green" emissions bill that past three years ago caused hundreds of layoffs and nearly deserted the area of workers.  Ouch!

        1. wyanjen profile image88
          wyanjenposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          I'm beyond being upset by it. I'm just hoping to survive for another 18 months or so, so I can get on to my next plan...
          I'm still working but my salary got cut pretty badly.
          There are now three people I know (used to know?) who have gone missing.
          One walked away from a foreclosure, and the other two just dropped off. I have no idea where any of them are... e-mail accounts closed, phone numbers not in service...
          Scott? Chris? Carol? if you guys are reading this, call me OK? lol

      2. h.a.borcich profile image60
        h.a.borcichposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        LOL Jen smile I'll come visit, then we ditch the snow for someplace warmer! I didn't think we were that far apart smile

        1. wyanjen profile image88
          wyanjenposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          I pictured you in New England. who knows why. It is very possible you already told me, and I forgot... but Great Lakes people stick in my mind, so who really knows. tongue

          We actually don't have any snow this year. I was bitching all through November in preparation for the fact that we can't afford snowplows. It must have been a reverse jinx wink We've only had a couple storms that melted fast. So far.
          It really stinks when you still have to go to work, even though there is nobody in a truck to plow out the blizzard.

  3. Rochelle Frank profile image88
    Rochelle Frankposted 6 years ago

    California-- in a rural area between LA and San Francisco

  4. Bill Manning profile image71
    Bill Manningposted 6 years ago

    I'm always up front and honest about who I am, including using my own picture for my avatar. I live in Orlando, Florida about 5 miles from the airport. smile

  5. SandyMcCollum profile image78
    SandyMcCollumposted 6 years ago

    Oregon transplant from Alaska here.

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    Crazdwriterposted 6 years ago

    I'm in Anaheim, Cali 10 minutes from Disneyland...for now. Moving to Oceanside, more south, hopefully soon smile

    1. Rochelle Frank profile image88
      Rochelle Frankposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      As I have probably told you before, I used to live there (Anaheim) for about 30 years.

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        Crazdwriterposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        why did ya move? we could have been neighbors dammit! lol

        1. Rochelle Frank profile image88
          Rochelle Frankposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          Kids moved out-- we sold the house and built another one in the mountains where we already had property, and had money left over. Nice here.

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            Crazdwriterposted 6 years ago in reply to this

            aaaaa that or you heard I was coming and ran HAHA just kidding. sounds nice to live in the mountains. minus the snow, rock slides, flooding, fires... hehe

    2. goldenpath profile image81
      goldenpathposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Say "Hi" to Goofey for me.  I miss the old cartoons.

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        Crazdwriterposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Sure thing Golden...first things first I gotta find the guy. I looked for him last time I went...NOTHING. Goofey likes to hide sad lol

        1. Rochelle Frank profile image88
          Rochelle Frankposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          Years ago, I once dated a guy who was the caterpillar from Alice in Wonderland.

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            Crazdwriterposted 6 years ago in reply to this

            Sweeet! that's totally cool. So did he get you on for free? tell ya any secrets? take you behind the scenes?

            1. Rochelle Frank profile image88
              Rochelle Frankposted 6 years ago in reply to this

              No, no -- too many hands. (Just kidding.)
              One of my sons, when he was in college, worked part time as a portrait artist in New Orleans street-- we got free tickets a lot.

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                Crazdwriterposted 6 years ago in reply to this

                heheh too many hands.
                That is so cool that your son worked there too. i tried working there, signing out a resume for Entertainment they rejected me. Hello Preschool Teacher good with kids duh! lol

  7. Pearldiver profile image87
    Pearldiverposted 6 years ago

    My Accent Gives Me Away.......... I'm From 'Clean/Green' New Zealand smile

    1. rocknrodeogirl profile image87
      rocknrodeogirlposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Beautiful Bend, Oregon!! smile

      1. goldenpath profile image81
        goldenpathposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Please don't tell me that's you!    Just kidding. smile

  8. Jane@CM profile image61
    Jane@CMposted 6 years ago

    I'm north Goldentoad and northwest of H.A.  smile

  9. Akhomesteader profile image82
    Akhomesteaderposted 6 years ago

    A remote homestead 65 air miles west of Anchorage.

  10. Ron Montgomery profile image61
    Ron Montgomeryposted 6 years ago

    http://www.shrani.si/f/2l/kk/4vd7EvNc/crazypeople2.jpg

    South-Central Asia.  Sorry I can't be more specific, damned PETA bastards are always hassleing me mad

    1. goldenpath profile image81
      goldenpathposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      See guys!  Now that's a man with productive extra curricular activities.  I bow to your greatness.  Teach me grasshopper...

  11. Rochelle Frank profile image88
    Rochelle Frankposted 6 years ago

    Sinus flossing, Ron?

    1. Ron Montgomery profile image61
      Ron Montgomeryposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Yeah, just trying to decongest.  Those animal rights wackos say it's cruel to snot up a snake mad

    2. Ron Montgomery profile image61
      Ron Montgomeryposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Wow! Quickest avatar morph I've ever seen!

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        Crazdwriterposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        You saw that too? One minute black and white the next a colored one. it was cool! lol

        1. Rochelle Frank profile image88
          Rochelle Frankposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          I've had the other one for 2 years-- I may go back.
          Katheryn Hepburn said she loved photos because no matter when they were taken, she was always younger in them.

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            Crazdwriterposted 6 years ago in reply to this

            NOOOO Rochelle stay with this one...I like this one ...I can see your smile in this one smile

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    Crazdwriterposted 6 years ago

    aaa poor snake! I feel bad for the little guy. Mean human! lol

  13. Rochelle Frank profile image88
    Rochelle Frankposted 6 years ago

    Snake snorting can be addictive. Don't try this with a rattler.

    1. Ron Montgomery profile image61
      Ron Montgomeryposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Or a python!

    2. wyanjen profile image88
      wyanjenposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      smile
      new pic!
      I like it smile

  14. habee profile image90
    habeeposted 6 years ago

    I was born in South Georgia, and I'm still here!

  15. Rochelle Frank profile image88
    Rochelle Frankposted 6 years ago

    Yes, with apologies to goldenpath--- where do the rest of y'all live?

    1. goldenpath profile image81
      goldenpathposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      No apologies necessary.  Communication is good.  This is a lighthearted yet curious thread.  It's amazing how technology has connected the world in such a marvelous way.  Even to the outbacks of Iowa!   smile

  16. rebekahELLE profile image91
    rebekahELLEposted 6 years ago

    tampa bay, about 8 miles from the most gorgeous sunsets on the gulf of mexico. I love it here. smile

    1. Bill Manning profile image71
      Bill Manningposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Ahhh, not far from Orlando where I am. HI!!!! smile

  17. wychic profile image80
    wychicposted 6 years ago

    I'm from Sheridan, Wyoming. Why am I not surprised to see no other Wyomingites here? Oh well...I do see an Alaskan...I've never even been to Alaska, but I imported my husband from Wasilla wink

    1. Rochelle Frank profile image88
      Rochelle Frankposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      I think there's one from Montana-- isn't that close?

      1. wychic profile image80
        wychicposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Depends on where in Montana, but yeah, I'm about 20 minutes from the Montana border big_smile

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          Ghost32posted 6 years ago in reply to this

          You're maybe in Sheridan?  I worked in Gillette one year, hung out at the night rodeo in Cody one other....

          FROM Montana--born in Florida but left at 6 months of age.  Have lived in 8 of the 11 western states, all but NM, UT, ID.  Currently planted rather firmly in Arizona, about a mile from the Mexican border. big_smile

          1. wychic profile image80
            wychicposted 6 years ago in reply to this

            Close enough for me! I grew up in Powell and used to go to the Cody rodeo pretty much every week, then spent high school following my stepbrothers to every rodeo in the state I could make it to (hurt my knee bad, it kept me from competing myself sad). Now I just have to content myself with spending the week at the fairgrounds for the Wyo Rodeo once a year and call it good...darn life getting in the way and all that wink.

  18. donotfear profile image91
    donotfearposted 6 years ago

    Well now, I'm 25 miles south of Texarkana, AR/TX in extreme SW Arkansas.  Texarkana is located on both sides of the state line. I grew up on the Texas side so consider myself a real Texan. Yall might remember the Tony Alamo drama this past year. Well, his compound is only a few miles from my house. this is actually the Sulphur River Bottoms. Nobody wants to mess with this area. Plus, I live 1 mile from Boggy Creek, home of Big Foot!

  19. Big Guy profile image61
    Big Guyposted 6 years ago

    Suburb of Minneapolis.  Out in the sticks actually with a dirt road!

    1. wyanjen profile image88
      wyanjenposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Reminds me of home lol

      Welcome to HubPages

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    Kenrick Chatmanposted 6 years ago

    Dallas Texas

  21. nikipa profile image14
    nikipaposted 6 years ago

    I am from Moldova, a former Soviet Union country (Eastern Europe). It's situated between Romania and Ukraine.
    We gained our independence in 1991, so now are building a market economy here. There are a lot of economical, political and social problems here. The last 8years we were ruled by the communist party... Here is a lot to say but it's already another topic. smile

    As I mentioned in one of my comments here, the culture difference is obvious and I am doing my very best to be a part of the family.

    1. nikipa profile image14
      nikipaposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Mean Hubpages family smile

      1. LeslieAdrienne profile image82
        LeslieAdrienneposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Be yourself and you will fit in just fine smile

        1. nikipa profile image14
          nikipaposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          Thank you Leslie! It's just what I am doing smile

    2. goldenpath profile image81
      goldenpathposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Sincere greetings!
      That is fascinating.  You have a wonderful country with wonderful people in it.  All my hopes that your new economy takes off and will prove a benefit to all it's citizens.

  22. Aidan James profile image60
    Aidan Jamesposted 6 years ago

    Sydney's Northern Beaches Here smile

  23. theirishobserver. profile image59
    theirishobserver.posted 6 years ago

    I am in myownworld smile

    1. caravalhophoto profile image60
      caravalhophotoposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      you are just bad lol

  24. Carmen Borthwick profile image81
    Carmen Borthwickposted 6 years ago

    My avatar is actually me in all my silver tress glory! I live in Maple Ridge, BC which is about an hours drive [on a good day] from Vancouver and two or three hours away from Whistler. Both are bustling with excitement for the upcoming 2010 Olympics. Maple Ridge is surrounded by mountains, lakes and the mighty Fraser River. Golden Ears provincial park is a mere 20 minutes from my front door and I have a fabulous view of the peaks from my back deck and the rest of the range from my living room window. I'm proud to be Canadian and to live in beautiful British Columbia!

  25. jellydonut25 profile image61
    jellydonut25posted 6 years ago

    Buffalo, NY. Think of it like a Canadian city that happens to be in the United States. We're so borderline Canadian that Labbatt's is actually headquartered here!!

  26. torimari profile image80
    torimariposted 6 years ago

    PA, USA...yawn.

    1. goldenpath profile image81
      goldenpathposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      I drove out that way several years ago on I-80.  I remember at the time the relentless tolls I had to pay at.  You mention "yawn".  Now it can't be any worse than the outback wasteland of southwest Iowa.  We'll have to exchange photos sometime.  sad

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    B.C. BOUTIQUEposted 6 years ago

    a very cold and freezing area around Lake Erie, USA

    1. goldenpath profile image81
      goldenpathposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      I can't remember how far it is from there but I used to live in Traverse City, Michigan some thirty years ago.  I have never since seen snow as I've remembered it in Michigan.

  28. Mark Knowles profile image60
    Mark Knowlesposted 6 years ago

    South of France, slightly North of Juan Les Pins. Freak snow storm yesterday. That is the Med in the background. All gone now thank goodness. wink

    http://markpknowles.com/wp-content/uploads/francesnow.JPG

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      A Texanposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Mark, you have no neck.

      1. Ron Montgomery profile image61
        Ron Montgomeryposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        That's God's punishment of atheists.  He removes necks or other body parts.

        1. Mark Knowles profile image60
          Mark Knowlesposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          Hey! I have a neck. I just sensibly cover it up when it snows.

          Bet the Texans never thought of that. lol

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            A Texanposted 6 years ago in reply to this

            Never see snow so why cover my neck? Don't feel bad there are a lot of nonecks around.

            1. Mark Knowles profile image60
              Mark Knowlesposted 6 years ago in reply to this

              LOL

              Well - now you know. When it snows - cover your neck. Take it from me - this was a surprise. big_smile

              1. wychic profile image80
                wychicposted 6 years ago in reply to this

                I'll trade you snowfalls! big_smile

    2. goldenpath profile image81
      goldenpathposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Although I sypathize with the snow situation it still looks like a pretty nice place to visit.  Forgive my ignorance but what is the "Med" you mentioned.  Talk about placing myself out there like a sore thumb.  sad  I take it you don't get that much snow there.

      1. IzzyM profile image85
        IzzyMposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Mediterranean Sea.

        1. Mark Knowles profile image60
          Mark Knowlesposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          Yup. Pretty bloody cold at the moment. And no - we do not get a lot of snow here.

          1. goldenpath profile image81
            goldenpathposted 6 years ago in reply to this

            When it snows I always say that the angels forgot to shower last night because their dandruff is flying all over.

            1. Mark Knowles profile image60
              Mark Knowlesposted 6 years ago in reply to this

              Ah. OK - I put it down to high humidity and low temperatures. Notthat we have any climate changes going on or anything......

              The angel thing sounds much more fun - 'cept for the dandruff. wink

  29. manlypoetryman profile image74
    manlypoetrymanposted 6 years ago

    (That's a cool pic above...) Myself...I'm from the big "H"....Houston, Texas.

    1. goldenpath profile image81
      goldenpathposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      OK, still far away from me but a WHOLE lot closer than England or France.  You know what?  I bet you are currently receiving the best weather out of any of us so far.  That's just wrong!  I say we should all pack up and have a barbeque at manlypoetryman's place! smile smile

  30. Laura du Toit profile image91
    Laura du Toitposted 6 years ago

    All the way from sunny South Africa - the rainbow nation country smile

    1. goldenpath profile image81
      goldenpathposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Spectacular!  Always been curious of that area.  Is the area pretty stable economically and socially?  Just curious.

  31. Jeffrey Neal profile image87
    Jeffrey Nealposted 6 years ago

    Memphis, Tennessee
    Home of the Blues, porkchop sideburns and leisure suits, and some guy most people have never heard of who used to dabble in music from time to time.

    1. goldenpath profile image81
      goldenpathposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Yeah, Captain Kangaroo!  Just kidding.  A little Monday humor never hurts.  Last time I was in Memphis was about twenty years ago on a bus.  I was on my way home from Desert Storm.  I wouldn't mind going down that way for a looksy and a gander around.

      1. Jeffrey Neal profile image87
        Jeffrey Nealposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Forgot about Captain Kangaroo. lol

        Summer starts in two months, and the humidity really kicks in in about three, so hurry down. smile

        1. goldenpath profile image81
          goldenpathposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          Do you think I'll fit in down there?  It's been decades since I had porkchop sideburns!  smile

  32. Arthur Fontes profile image92
    Arthur Fontesposted 6 years ago

    I live in Fall River Massachusetts once the number one garment and textile manufacturing city in the world.

    Now we are famous for Lizzie Borden and a Battleship that you can tour.

    1. goldenpath profile image81
      goldenpathposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Picking my words carefully.  Is the current situation an improvement in your opinion or a major step backwards?  Opinions vary so I ask the question.  smile

      1. Arthur Fontes profile image92
        Arthur Fontesposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        It was a lot better here when we had jobs.  We have one of the largest %'s of unemployment in Massachusetts.

        1. goldenpath profile image81
          goldenpathposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          I would say that qualifies as a BITE!  It's very hard to keep spirits up when things are the way they are.

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    B.C. BOUTIQUEposted 6 years ago

    Memphis..very cool...I will be traveling through there in another week or so..

    I really want to see SUN RECORDING STUDIO'S  smile

    1. Ron Montgomery profile image61
      Ron Montgomeryposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Sun is really cool. Also go to the Peabody hotel to watch the Duck march.

      1. Jeffrey Neal profile image87
        Jeffrey Nealposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Yeah, the Peabody ducks are a must see!

        B.C., If you go to Graceland, take a body guard with you. The neighborhood around there is not what it used to be.  Sun Studios is great, in fact, Midtown is my favorite part of the city to hang out in. Lots of great bars and laid back people.

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          B.C. BOUTIQUEposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          Thanks to the both of you..I will be leaving Ohio on the 8th and traveling the coast, visiting my aunt in N.C. and I plan on detouring to see SUN..and since you have mentioned other places you have me very interested in..I may just stay an extra day in Memphis to see all it has to offer smile
          TYVM

          1. Jeffrey Neal profile image87
            Jeffrey Nealposted 6 years ago in reply to this

            B.C., one other cool thing I thought of not far from Sun is the Gibson Guitar Factory. They have a cool tour.
            Enjoy your visit. smile

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    B.C. BOUTIQUEposted 6 years ago

    Wow..I had that in mind, and somehow forgot about it..I myself play a Dean and also have a fender..I will definitly see if I can get a factory tour..if you have any info on getting a tour, please, by all means e-mail me..I may even stay 3 days in Memphis..it sounds like it just might be one of my best stops! smile

    1. goldenpath profile image81
      goldenpathposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      I'm interested to.  However, since I cannot come with you can you please create a hub of your visit - with lots of pictures?  smile

  35. Haunty profile image84
    Hauntyposted 6 years ago

    In a bunker near Tungus-Khaya 550 feet under the surface. I'll go up when the nuclear winter have ended.

    1. goldenpath profile image81
      goldenpathposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      OK, now you've lost me.  I admit.  I've seen the movie "Core" which takes place mostly underground but I haven't the foggiest where you are.  I guess I'll have to grab a tree branch, close my eyes and see where it points me.  smile

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    Twenty One Daysposted 6 years ago

    originally: East Riding of Yorkshire
    presently:

    40° 45' 21" north latitude
    73° 59' 11" west longitude

    1. Mark Knowles profile image60
      Mark Knowlesposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      I know that. Pretentiousville, Arizona.

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        Twenty One Daysposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        hardy, har har.
        smile

    2. goldenpath profile image81
      goldenpathposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Now I'm curious.  For someone who has never been in your neck of the woods it is interesting to envision your area.

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        Twenty One Daysposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Manhattan, GP.

        1. goldenpath profile image81
          goldenpathposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          Coooolness!  It seems we are getting several from that neck of the woods.  Are you close to any interesting sites?

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            Twenty One Daysposted 6 years ago in reply to this

            Tons of them:

            Times Square, Empire State Building, G-Zero, Statue of Liberty, Central Park, SO-HO, oh and Jersey across the Hudson river....

            1. goldenpath profile image81
              goldenpathposted 6 years ago in reply to this

              Yeah, I guess that was a stupid question of mine....

              We've got a wonderful site here as well.  I can show you a perfect place where people go cow tipping..  smile

  37. DeeBee3 profile image61
    DeeBee3posted 6 years ago

    Born in London U.K, lived all over the med for over twenty years, now back in Blighty, in the northwest, on the right side of the River mersey, work that one out.

    1. goldenpath profile image81
      goldenpathposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Dude!  Now you've got me dizzy...  I hope it was a blissful twenty years for you.

  38. EmpressFelicity profile image84
    EmpressFelicityposted 6 years ago

    Margate.  Decaying seaside town in South East England.

    Its best-kept secret is the lovely temperate climate - when everywhere else in Britain was shivering recently at -5 deg. C or lower and had a foot of snow, we just had a light dusting of the stuff.

    1. goldenpath profile image81
      goldenpathposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Truly blessed - or decaying.....  I'd still like to see it sometime.

  39. IzzyM profile image85
    IzzyMposted 6 years ago

    Oh and my contribution to this thread is yes I also live near the Med, in sunny Spain (SE), but I'm originally from Scotland.
    I was WARM in Scotland, houses were insulated against the cold. I've never been so bloody cold in my life as what I am here in 'sunny' Spain.
    Roll on Spring!

    1. goldenpath profile image81
      goldenpathposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Interesting, I've always envisioned Spain as rather average temperature and comfortable.  I'm learning lots on this thread.

  40. Sufidreamer profile image82
    Sufidreamerposted 6 years ago

    Originally from Lancashire, England, but now I live near Sparta in Greece.

    We have had torrential rain for the last two weeks and have to issue the cats with lifejackets before they go out.

    Izzy - The Greeks don't do insulation, either sad

    1. IzzyM profile image85
      IzzyMposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Nor probably do the Portugese, Italians or any of the other countries bordering the Med.
      To Goldenpath, we are pretty near the equator here. We get long hours of sunshine, warm sunshine, all year round, but night-time in winter especially is cold - not as cold as other places - but cold nonetheless.
      I read somewhere a comfortable house sits around 18-20 degreesC. My house sits around 5C in winter and 35C in summer. Too cold and too hot. sad

      1. goldenpath profile image81
        goldenpathposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        *A FORMAL INVITATION*
        When it gets too hot for you on those sundry days you are most welcome to fly over here to sunny Iowa to enjoy the "fun filled" snow and joyous crisp air.  I tell you what.  I will even through in a complementary spot of ground for you to make a snow angel. 

        Then again how 'bout we just exchange depressing post cards.

      2. wychic profile image80
        wychicposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        I don't care who or where you are...cold is COLD without insulation! Here, we don't even build storage sheds without adequate insulation.

        1. goldenpath profile image81
          goldenpathposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          It is utter stupidity on my part but for me I don't thaw till spring and yet I continue to live in this climate.  How's that for being born under a bad sign - or at least under the back end of a mule.

      3. Sufidreamer profile image82
        Sufidreamerposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Much the same here - we live up in the mountains, so the winter nights are very cold and very, very wet.

        Unlike the UK, once winter is over, that is it - eight or nine months of lovely summer and warm evenings drinking Ouzo, as the sun sets over the mountains big_smile

        1. myownworld profile image79
          myownworldposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          heaven.....! why can't some of it rub on london????

        2. goldenpath profile image81
          goldenpathposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          Dude, this is just wrong!  Now I am salivating.  I think myownworld and I should get a couple tickets and visit your place for an eight month barbeque.

          1. myownworld profile image79
            myownworldposted 6 years ago in reply to this

            he's ignored us....!! roll ok. we get our own place sufi....!

            1. goldenpath profile image81
              goldenpathposted 6 years ago in reply to this

              YOU GO GIRL!  It's a plan!  We could save on airfare by stuffing me into your suitcase.  I might feel old but I can sure penny pinch with the best of them.  smile

        3. IzzyM profile image85
          IzzyMposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          I'm 400 metres high in the mountains here. We got lying snow this year for the first time since I moved here. Not the first time ever - I'm told it's rare but it happens! Lost all my papayas sad
          We never get much rain unless there is a 'gota fria' where it rains extremely heavily for days causing all sorts of flood damage.
          I love spring and autumn. Hate summer, hate winter.
          Six months out of 12 of perfect weather can't be bad, eh? Ouzo! Yuk!
          Vodka goes down OK though, and loads of cheap red Spanish wine!

          1. goldenpath profile image81
            goldenpathposted 6 years ago in reply to this

            Well, sis.  All I get here is hot and humid summers.  Tornadoes in spring.  Fall is pretty dead but yet dead pretty trees.  The only "mountains" anywhere near here are the Loess Hills created by ancient glaciers.  We also get a massive flood every twenty one years or so.  I remember the Great Flood of 1993.  It was devastating.  Not looking forward to that again.

          2. Sufidreamer profile image82
            Sufidreamerposted 6 years ago in reply to this

            We are over 800 metres, so we get snow every year. Mind you, last year was the wettest on record - a poor year for olives and grapes.

            I like the summer - I sleep during the day and work at night.

            Goldenpath and MOW - You are welcome anytime for a barbecue big_smile

            My friend just gave me a few bottles of Raki. Happy Days smile

            1. goldenpath profile image81
              goldenpathposted 6 years ago in reply to this

              I am all for the barbeque.  However, at the risk of sounding like a party pooper I must pass on the alcohol.  I don't even drink high caffeinated products.  Tell you what.  I'll bring the lovely hot chocolate and we'll all have a great time chewing the fat over global issues.  smile

              1. IzzyM profile image85
                IzzyMposted 6 years ago in reply to this

                It's a bit strange what's happened to me recently, and you saying you don't drink alcohol reminded me.
                I've been writing a lot of amazon hubs about gardening, they're my niche, so to speak.
                Anyway, on browsing their site, I realised they sell a lot of certain flower varieties, so instead of writing about annual or perennial flowers, I chose to write about the ones they sell most of.
                The first I chose were poppies, and the first thing I did was look up poppies on google for interesting things to say about them, only to discover that roughly half of all poppies are opium poppies! I thought they were some rare and foreign variety.
                So now I'm advocating drugs whether I wanted to or not.
                Today I thought, I'll write about Morning Glory  flowers (there was a lot of them) and would you believe they also have a drug connotation! Jeez! That's probably why they sell so many!

                1. goldenpath profile image81
                  goldenpathposted 6 years ago in reply to this

                  That's cute.  Over here we have Veterans Day.  Every year we have ladies from Veteran clubs and organizations giving away poppy flowers to people to show support for Vets.  Now I see their enthusiasm.  Boy, when I was in the war I never had any poppy... 

                  Nice little niche you got there.  Watch out, though.  You might get some wonderful hardcore fans from the black market.  smile

                  1. IzzyM profile image85
                    IzzyMposted 6 years ago in reply to this

                    I already got them from my marijuana hub big_smile

            2. myownworld profile image79
              myownworldposted 6 years ago in reply to this

              finally an invite!! And that too after golden was willing to squeeze into a bag! ok...see you then some warm sunny afternoon....! wink

              1. goldenpath profile image81
                goldenpathposted 6 years ago in reply to this

                My eyes are willowing up with tears.  My nasals are draining.  My knees are knocking.  Oh the thought of this vacation sounds swell!  Now I can type just fine but I don't yet know how to make all the cute little faces I am seeing.  I can do smile and frown.

    2. goldenpath profile image81
      goldenpathposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Well, we all have our priorities.  Drown the people but we MUST save the cats....  smile

  41. lorlie6 profile image83
    lorlie6posted 6 years ago

    I live in a small town of 4,000 just south of Mammoth Lakes, California called Bishop.  Absolutely breathtaking place to live.

    1. goldenpath profile image81
      goldenpathposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      You know.  I'm not the tallest person in the world.  Perhaps I could stuff myself in a large box and mail myself to your location.  I could use a break from the snow.  smile

  42. waynet profile image46
    waynetposted 6 years ago

    I am located in my house, I think!

    1. goldenpath profile image81
      goldenpathposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Dude!  NO WAY!  smile

      1. waynet profile image46
        waynetposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Yes way....it's a house!!!!!!

        1. goldenpath profile image81
          goldenpathposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          With a door?  NO.......

          1. waynet profile image46
            waynetposted 6 years ago in reply to this

            And....windows!!!!!!!

            1. goldenpath profile image81
              goldenpathposted 6 years ago in reply to this

              Now come on son.  Don't tell me....... a toilet toooooo?  If so, is it a fancy one that squirts up at you.  I never could understand those things or how anyone could use them.

              Can anyone out there explain to me the purpose of these interesting squirt guns?

  43. IzzyM profile image85
    IzzyMposted 6 years ago

    Used to have a friend lived in Atlantis, Georgia. He was on his third house as an adult. Tornadoes destroyed his first two.

    1. goldenpath profile image81
      goldenpathposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Forget about me.  I think he was born under a bad sign - or at least under the back end of a mule...

      Wow!  Talk about CRAP!  Now I don't feel so bad.

  44. tony0724 profile image61
    tony0724posted 6 years ago

    A location I cannot divulge for security purposes ! big_smile

    1. goldenpath profile image81
      goldenpathposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      It's OK.  I am often self conscious when I am on the porcelain throne as well.  It's nothing to be ashamed of.  Just sit back and watch life pass through you.....   Just kidding and a tasteless joke!

  45. myownworld profile image79
    myownworldposted 6 years ago

    lol lol

  46. tipperary profile image60
    tipperaryposted 6 years ago

    Ireland!!!
    Anyone else from my country?

    1. goldenpath profile image81
      goldenpathposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Greetings, Ireland!  Never been there but my wife's side is heavily from Ireland.  Family name Hughes and McCardle.

    2. Sufidreamer profile image82
      Sufidreamerposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Nope, but I lived in County Cork for a couple of years. big_smile

      Happy Days. smile

  47. asanders3 profile image61
    asanders3posted 6 years ago

    Fairly new to actually doing anything on the hub. Saw this thread and thought I would say Hi. I'm from Arkansas a little south of Little Rock.

    1. goldenpath profile image81
      goldenpathposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Greetings asanders3 from a little south of Little Rock, Arkansas.  Your presence on this thread has added immensely to it's greatness.  We are anxiously having a battle of global proportions as a few of us are salivating like wild dogs over the climate that others on this thread are having.  Now, I'm a highly religious man but boy, I feel dumped on after hearing the heavenly weather in other parts of the world. 

      So far we are planning a barbeque where it's beautiful without rain eight months out of the year.  Are you in?

      1. asanders3 profile image61
        asanders3posted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Love BBQ. We grill all the time in the summer no use heating up the house when the grill cooks as good smile

        1. goldenpath profile image81
          goldenpathposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          Preaching to the choir sister! smile

  48. easybusinesslinks profile image60
    easybusinesslinksposted 6 years ago

    In my living room!

    1. goldenpath profile image81
      goldenpathposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Guess what.  If that's your picture you are now in mine.  That's talent.  Greetings and welcome.

  49. KCC Big Country profile image84
    KCC Big Countryposted 6 years ago

    ....where the stars at night....are big and bright.....

    *monkey clap, monkey clap, monkey clap, monkey clap, monkey clap*

    deeeeeeep in the heaaaaart of Texas.

    Howdy Y'all

    1. goldenpath profile image81
      goldenpathposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      My hair is standing tall, my toes a tickling and the lint in my belly button shouts for joy.  Your poem gives the eyes a water.

      Greetings dear Texas!

  50. caravalhophoto profile image60
    caravalhophotoposted 6 years ago

    In my Studio...that faces beautiful Mt.Diablo...south east of San Francisco...Northern California

    Home of the Governator...Arnold Schwazenegger...(much better Actor and that is saying a lot)

    1. goldenpath profile image81
      goldenpathposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      My son and I were just the other day contemplating if he will go back to acting after his term.  What are your thoughts?

      1. caravalhophoto profile image60
        caravalhophotoposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Well, he's got to do something right? 
        He really doesn't have the skills to be in politics and that is his own admission.  I think he came into this with a plan, but didn't realize that as "the people" was much different as to what he could do in office...his heart was in the right place, he even worked the 1st year with no pay...California is just in a bad place at the moment.. google,yahoo, cisco systems, Intel...I mean the list goes on..you would think we would be in a better place since technology is here...but because of the money..prices go up with it..the majority of residents of this State can't keep up...so the little people kind of get pushed back...our kids, our elderly...I'm sure it is like that everywhere...(it is always worse were you are) but at least we have Arnold to keep our schools closed and homeless...well homeless, we feel better when an actor keeps us in our place

        1. goldenpath profile image81
          goldenpathposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          It's too bad.  I don't live there but to me it seems that the powerhouse that California is with all it's industry and resources it could easily lead the nation in progress given the right leadership.  I may be way off on this but it's just an outsiders view of that great state.

          1. caravalhophoto profile image60
            caravalhophotoposted 6 years ago in reply to this

            And as an outsider you are absolutely correct...

 
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