Page 3 of 4 FirstFirst 1234 LastLast
Results 61 to 90 of 96

Thread: Where have you lived, and where would you move back to?

  1. #61
    Heartless Bastard Indy Coug's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Location
    Living Large inside the 5th Circle
    Posts
    18,799

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Soccermom View Post
    Toulouse, France--maybe
    Perigeux, France --No
    Tarbes, France --No
    Poitiers, France --Probably not, too hilly
    My sister served in Poitiers....
    Everything in life is an approximation.

    http://twitter.com/CougarStats

  2. #62
    Senior Member Soccermom's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2008
    Location
    Silicon Valley
    Posts
    3,112

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Indy Coug View Post
    My sister served in Poitiers....
    When?

  3. #63
    Heartless Bastard Indy Coug's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Location
    Living Large inside the 5th Circle
    Posts
    18,799

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Soccermom View Post
    When?
    Somewhere in the 1993-1994 range.
    Everything in life is an approximation.

    http://twitter.com/CougarStats

  4. #64
    No pun intended filsdepac's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Location
    SF, CA
    Posts
    1,824

    Default

    California:
    Fremont - No, never been the same since MC Hammer moved away.
    Pleasanton - Yes, with a family
    Sunnyvale - No
    Mountain View - not bad...but i'd just move to Palo Alto
    San Francisco - Not sure I'll be able to move away

    Provo - I'd never choose to

    Geneva, Switzerland - In a heartbeat
    Anywhere in France - For a couple years at most

  5. #65

    Default

    Idaho Falls, ID- Probably not. I grew up there and loved it, but it's cold and not nearly as nice as I remember it. Most of my good memories are tied to people there, not the place.

    Rexburg, ID-never

    Italy (Rome and surrounding areas)-I love this place, but can't imagine establishing a permanent residence there.

    Provo, UT-nope

    College Station, TX
    - Absolutely

    Ft. Collins/Denver, CO-YES YES YES. If I got to choose a place to end up, the front range would be it.

    Birmingham, AL-Current location. I wasn't excited about moving here, but I was wrong. It's turned out to be a very nice place, but I don't see us ending up here over the long haul.

  6. #66
    Rabblerouser statman's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Location
    Lehi
    Posts
    2,798

    Default

    I left out all my mission cities -
    Landshut, Bavaria, Germany - if I had a VERY fast car and worked on the north side of Munich, the commute wouldn't be too bad via autobahn, so maybe.

    Goeppingen, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany - Uhhh. No.

    Innsbruck, Tyrol, Austria - sure. Why not. Very touristy. Parts very pretty but parts very ugly. With all the Alps around, it wouldn't be a horrible place to call home. And my wife would be happy with skiing 365 days a year (glacier skiing - not the best, but still officially skiing)

    Neu Ulm, Bavaria, Germany - Meh. Not a horrible place. Not too expensive. But no real reason to want to live there either.

    Munich, Bavaria, Germany. In a heartbeat. But I'd need a good job.

    Esslingen, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany - My wife is from there. As of a couple months ago, she is the owner of half of a huge house that she'll eventually own 100% of. I could end up living there some day whether I want to or not. It's not a bad place - it actually has some redeeming qualities. I'd call it a 'yes' but Germany in general is nowhere near as attractive to me as it was a decade ago.

    Simbach, Bavaria, Germany - not in a million-billion years. It's an armpit. A tiny little armpit. 2 hours by slow-train from Munich -- and there only are slow trains. Hitler was born across the river in Braunau, Austria. That's about all the good that I can say about Simbach. Being there for the last three months of my mission felt like a prison. Alone, isolated, in a tiny little branch, with a douchebag companion. The only nice quality was that the train ride into Munich sucked so bad, the MP let us - encouraged us, actually (he knew my comp was a douchebag)- to come in the night before district meeting, stay overnight with the elders in the mission office, have district meeting and splits the next day, and then do P-Day with the mission office elders the next day. Spending 2 days a week in Munich made Simbach palatable. I dreaded the train-ride back...

  7. #67

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by TheAzzuri View Post
    Idaho Falls, ID- Probably not. I grew up there and loved it, but it's cold and not nearly as nice as I remember it. Most of my good memories are tied to people there, not the place.

    Rexburg, ID-never

    Italy (Rome and surrounding areas)-I love this place, but can't imagine establishing a permanent residence there.

    Provo, UT-nope

    College Station, TX
    - Absolutely

    Ft. Collins/Denver, CO-YES YES YES. If I got to choose a place to end up, the front range would be it.

    Birmingham, AL-Current location. I wasn't excited about moving here, but I was wrong. It's turned out to be a very nice place, but I don't see us ending up here over the long haul.
    We visited Birmingham a few months ago and were pleasantly surprised by how much we liked it. I would live there.
    What's to explain? It's a bunch of people, most of whom you've never met, who are just as likely to be homicidal maniacs as they are to be normal everyday people, with whom you share the minutiae of your everyday life. It's totally normal, and everyone would understand.

    -Teenage Dirtbag

  8. #68
    It is NOT a monkey! creekster's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2008
    Location
    The Creek
    Posts
    21,257

    Default

    IN geographical but not temporal order (and I am probably leaving something out)

    Murray Utah- maybe

    Midvale Utah - not if I could avoid it

    South Jordan Utah- Sure

    Salt Lake City Utah- sure, if I can pick the neighborhood

    Provo, UT--I am not a bubble kind of guy

    Boitfort Belgium-Yes, in a flash

    Brussels Belgium--no, I would move to someplace nearby like Boitfort

    Montreal, Quebec-only for the 12 days every year that constitute spring or fall, otherwise not a chance. This is true for the various other places I lived in Quebec during my mission; I wont list them all because I think you can grasp the point (except Ottawa, I might live there again)

    Odessa Texas-- Are you kidding me? No.

    Westchester CA--yes

    Mar Vista CA-- nope

    Venice CA-- only if I had the same apt. manager (Deena the habitual sunbather) except this time she would have to get the landlord to spray for roaches.

    Marina Del Ray CA --yes

    Silver Lake Ca-- not really

    San Francisco CA -- absolutely

    Alameda CA-- Yes

    Albany/Berkeley CA-- prolly not unless I was in one of those big hillside homes looking down on all the peons while preaching wealth redistribution.

    Mill Valley CA-- Yes
    Last edited by creekster; 02-23-2011 at 05:56 PM. Reason: I forgot PROVO!
    PLesa excuse the tpyos.

  9. #69

    Default

    Boise/Meridian (current)-yes
    Bothell/Seattle suburbs-yes
    Provo-yes
    Baltimore-yes
    Idaho Falls-yes
    Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, Brazil (mission)-yes
    other cities/towns/villages in Minas Gerais-no

    6/7 ain't bad.
    "Seriously, is there a bigger high on the whole face of the earth than eating a salad?"--SeattleUte
    "The only Ute to cause even half the nationwide hysteria of Jimmermania was Ted Bundy."--TripletDaddy
    This is a tough, NYC broad, a doctor who deals with bleeding organs, dying people and testicles on a regular basis without crying."--oxcoug
    "I'm not impressed (and I'm even into choreography . . .)"--Donuthole
    "I too was fortunate to leave with my same balls."--byu71

  10. #70
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Location
    Somewhere in Zion
    Posts
    26

    Default

    Calabasas, CA (Los Angeles Area) - No
    Rexburg (freshman year) - Freakin' Heck No
    Spain - Yes
    Provo - No
    Murray, UT - No
    Chicago - Yes
    Minneapolis - No
    Miami - No
    West Palm Beach - Yes
    San Antonio, TX - Yes
    Portland Oregon - Yes
    South Jordan, UT - Yes

  11. #71
    Liberal Feminazi Pheidippides's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2008
    Location
    Houston, TX
    Posts
    14,762

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by creekster View Post

    Odessa Texas-- Are you kidding me? No.
    Uncommonly smart for a monkey. Odessa and environs are disgusting at best. See, also, El Paso.
    Awesomeness now has a name. Let me introduce myself.

  12. #72
    Soul Plumber wuapinmon's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Location
    Hartsville, South Carolina
    Posts
    28,345

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by marsupial View Post
    We visited Birmingham a few months ago and were pleasantly surprised by how much we liked it. I would live there.
    I love it there, and not just because I was born there. Hoover is a great suburb.
    "Yeah, but never trust a Ph.D who has an MBA as well. The PhD symbolizes intelligence and discipline. The MBA symbolizes lust for power." -- Katy Lied

  13. #73
    Suomalainen New Mexican Disaster's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2008
    Location
    Free State of Nickajack
    Posts
    4,418

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by wuapinmon View Post
    I love it there, and not just because I was born there. Hoover is a great suburb.
    Mountain Brook and Trussville are better.

  14. #74

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by happyone View Post
    Where I have lived

    Utah - Davis county - currently
    Washington - Tacoma
    Oklahoma - Lawton ( multiple times)
    Texas - Killeen, Mineral Wells
    Tennessee - Clarksville
    Georgia - Augusta
    Germany - Nuremberg area

    There is no area that I absolutely hate, but my favorites if I ever moved from here are

    Tennesse, Washington or Germany

    edit - how could I forget Japan - Kobe/Osaka/Kyoto - yes
    You lived in Killeen? I'm TDY at Fort Hood for a week. I don't think we're working on Saturday & Sunday, so I'm looking for things to do.

  15. #75

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Bo Diddley View Post
    You lived in Killeen? I'm TDY at Fort Hood for a week. I don't think we're working on Saturday & Sunday, so I'm looking for things to do.
    You are only one short hour from Chip and Joanna central!

  16. #76
    Senior Member Eddie's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Location
    Davis County
    Posts
    6,075

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by LiveCoug View Post
    You are only one short hour from Chip and Joanna central!
    Ha! I swear my wife is planning a family vacation to go visit Chip and Joanna.

  17. #77
    BYU Delenda Est Mormon Red Death's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2008
    Location
    the Planet Lovetron, bringing funkiness to all over the world
    Posts
    7,505

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Mormon Red Death View Post
    Salt lake - yes
    provo (mtc) - no
    north east brazil (mission) - no
    Ann Arbor MI - Hell Yes
    Boston MA - Hell Yes
    Sterling Heights MI - Yes
    Clinton Twp MI - Yes
    New Orleans LA - Yes Yes a thousand times yes
    Oceanport NJ - If I had to.
    Let me add

    St Louis yes
    Apex Nc (suburb of Raleigh) yes.... i love this place
    "Be a philosopher. A man can compromise to gain a point. It has become apparent that a man can, within limits, follow his inclinations within the arms of the Church if he does so discreetly." - The Walking Drum

    "And here’s what life comes down to—not how many years you live, but how many of those years are filled with bullshit that doesn’t amount to anything to satisfy the requirements of some dickhead you’ll never get the pleasure of punching in the face." – Adam Carolla

  18. #78
    Board Bookworm happyone's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Location
    North Davis County
    Posts
    4,459

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Bo Diddley View Post
    You lived in Killeen? I'm TDY at Fort Hood for a week. I don't think we're working on Saturday & Sunday, so I'm looking for things to do.
    Ah Ft. Hood - as the saying went when I was in - it's the only place in the Army you can be up to your a** in mud and have dust blowing in your eyes

    It was 55 yrs or so ago - everything I would know is way, way out of date, not to mention from the perspective of a 5 yr old boy
    We also lived on Ft. Hood proper('61-63). When the Berlin Crisis happened, my fathers NG unit was activated and sent to Ft. Hood. There was a picture in the Army Times of my Dad ( a 1LT), his uncle (a LTC), several brothers and cousins (all EMs) - total of 10 or 11 people with the same last name - standing around a map table in fatigues. They were all in the battalion. When the unit was deactivated Dad stayed on AD and we moved into quarters on Ft. Hood.

    On of my most vivid memories of my stay there is the flat cars loaded with tanks moving to Fla during the Cuban Missile Crisis. Dad says they pulled the 2nd AD out of the field and rail loaded them with out allowing them to clean their vehicles. Any one who has been in the Military knows you just don't do that Any vehicle that rail loaded when I was in had to be absolutely spotless. When we rail loaded vehicles to Ft. Irwin, sometimes they had to be cleaned 3 or 4 times before they would pass inspection. When the 2AD got to Fla the mud had dried and was almost like concrete when they tried to clean them. Our home was right by the tracks ( I was 5 - 6 yrs old)

    We then moved to Mineral Wells so my father could attend flight school (Ft. Wolters - long since closed). He washed out and even today says that washing out was the best thing that ever happened to him in the Army - He figures he would have done 3 tours in Viet Nam, if he had gotten his wings. As it was he only had to go once. 80% of his flight school class went to Viet Nam and at the time pilots were averaging about 18 mths between tours. He figures he would have gone in '64, '67-'68 and probably '69 - '70.

    add one place
    l also lived three mths in the Bay area in 1966, while my father attended a school at Alemeda(SP)NAS before going to Viet Nam. It was a classified school and he still won't say what it was.
    Last edited by happyone; 06-27-2018 at 06:47 PM.

    I may be small, but I'm slow.

    A veteran - whether active duty, retired, or national guard or reserve is someone who, at one point in his life, wrote a blank check made payable to, "The United States of America ", for an amount of "up to and including my life - it's an honor."

  19. #79

    Default

    Ypsilanti MI - maybe
    Scottsbluff NE - no though as a kid it was awesome
    Temecula CA - yes
    Provo UT - yes
    Boston MA - No
    SLC UT - Yes
    Manhattan Beach - Yes
    Encino CA - No Hell No
    Valencia CA - Yes
    Barrington IL - Yes
    Westlake Village CA (current) - Yes
    Dyslexics are teople poo...

  20. #80

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Flystripper View Post
    Scottsbluff NE - no but loved it as a kid
    Temecula CA - Yes
    Provo UT - No
    Boston MA- Yes
    Manhattan Beach CA - Yes
    Encino CA - No
    Valencia CA - Yes
    NW Chicago Burbs (Barrington) IL - maybe still feeling it out
    Changed my opinion and added a few that I forgot
    Dyslexics are teople poo...

  21. #81
    Senior Member Omaha 680's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Location
    Harlem
    Posts
    7,938

    Default

    Omaha - Yes
    Provo - Maybe
    Northeast Argentina - No
    Pleasant Grove - No
    Orem - No
    Harlem, NYC - if I made twice as much money or after my kids are grown

  22. #82
    UofU/BYU mixed marriage Scott R Nelson's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Location
    Meridian, ID
    Posts
    784

    Default

    I might as well join in on this one:

    Salt Lake (3 different places) - no
    North Salt Lake - no
    Sandy, UT - no
    Pleasanton, CA - Loved it there, won't go back
    Folsom, CA - Loved it there, would go back
    Meridian, ID - Loving it here, yes

    We recently figured out that my wife and I have moved 10 times in the past 44 years. Unless one of us eventually ends up in some sort of senior care center, our most recent move was the last one. Our current house should meet our needs from here on.

    The sale of our Pleasanton house finally closed yesterday. I've spent the past two years getting that thing ready to sell and was sick of trying to make everything perfect. I feel like a great burden has been lifted from my shoulders. My bank account looks pretty good now too, finally.

  23. #83
    Royal Rooter Green Monstah's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Location
    Up from third base to Huntington
    Posts
    9,796

    Default

    I've lived in a lot of places, and the only place I hope never to return to is Houston. The restaurant game and economy are strong there, but otherwise, almost no redeeming qualities.
    Jesus wants me for a sunbeam.

    "Cog dis is a bitch." -James Patterson

  24. #84
    One man.....one pie Moliere's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Location
    The Republic of Tejas
    Posts
    20,630

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Green Monstah View Post
    I've lived in a lot of places, and the only place I hope never to return to is Houston. The restaurant game and economy are strong there, but otherwise, almost no redeeming qualities.
    I’ve got good news for you. We don’t want you back!!
    "Discipleship is not a spectator sport. We cannot expect to experience the blessing of faith by standing inactive on the sidelines any more than we can experience the benefits of health by sitting on a sofa watching sporting events on television and giving advice to the athletes. And yet for some, “spectator discipleship” is a preferred if not primary way of worshipping." -Pres. Uchtdorf

  25. #85
    Royal Rooter Green Monstah's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Location
    Up from third base to Huntington
    Posts
    9,796

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Moliere View Post
    I’ve got good news for you. We don’t want you back!!
    You are headed to Midland one day. Houston to Midland...perhaps the only place that makes Houston look good.
    Jesus wants me for a sunbeam.

    "Cog dis is a bitch." -James Patterson

  26. #86
    Local Character clackamascoug's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    Frog Pond Grange
    Posts
    6,517

    Default

    Better late than never. Keep in mind my Dad was career Air Force. From Birth till now.

    Riverside, CA (born) - No
    Provo - Yes (lived where the BYU press is currently)
    Orem - Yes (Eastwood Dr.)
    Edwards AFB. - No
    La Grande, OR - I could but won't.
    Yalova, Turkey - YES!
    Karamursel, Turkey. No.
    San Antonio, TX - Yes.
    Omaha, NE - No
    San Antonio, TX. No
    Provo, UT - Grandview Hill - Yes
    Provo, UT - Cedar Hills above Wymount. Yes.
    Beaverton, OR - Yes
    Provo, UT - Deseret Towers - No
    Tulsa, OK - Mission - Yeah... maybe.
    OKC, OK - Mission - No
    Sprinfield, MO - Mission - Yes
    Joplin, MO - Mission - Yes
    Tahlequah, OK - Mission - Definite Yes - Great place to retire.
    Provo, UT - Pinewood Apartments - No
    Beaverton, OR - Yes
    Provo, UT - River Grove Area BYU 112th ward.
    Provo, UT - Willowbrook Condo's
    Portland, OR - Yes
    Beaverton, OR - Yes
    Phoenix, AZ - No
    Beaverton, OR
    Clackamas, OR (20 years raised kids.)
    Frog Pond Grange, OR - Yes... best place ever lived.

    Will probably pull a full Nelson and sell when we retire and move to Idaho...
    Last edited by clackamascoug; 06-28-2018 at 09:29 AM.

    When poet puts pen to paper imagination breathes life, finding hearth and home.
    -Mid Summer's Night Dream


  27. #87
    Senior Member myboynoah's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2008
    Location
    Land of the Morning Calm
    Posts
    14,562

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Eddie View Post
    Ha! I swear my wife is planning a family vacation to go visit Chip and Joanna.
    Ha ha. mrs. myboynoah will be there next week with her sisters and our daughters.
    Give 'em Hell, Cougars!!!

    For all this His anger is not turned away, but His hand is stretched out still.

    Not long ago an obituary appeared in the Salt Lake Tribune that said the recently departed had "died doing what he enjoyed most—watching BYU lose."

  28. #88

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Green Monstah View Post
    I've lived in a lot of places, and the only place I hope never to return to is Houston. The restaurant game and economy are strong there, but otherwise, almost no redeeming qualities.
    it’s so tempting. new york salary with houston cost of living? i fantasize about it from my 2 bedroom that’s $3800/month
    Te Occidere Possunt Sed Te Edere Non Possunt Nefas Est.

  29. #89
    Senior Member Eddie's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Location
    Davis County
    Posts
    6,075

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by myboynoah View Post
    Ha ha. mrs. myboynoah will be there next week with her sisters and our daughters.
    I have to admit. Chip would probably be pretty fun to hang out with for a while.

  30. #90

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Eddie View Post
    I have to admit. Chip would probably be pretty fun to hang out with for a while.
    at least now that he’s fixed that dead tooth in the front of his face
    Te Occidere Possunt Sed Te Edere Non Possunt Nefas Est.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •