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    Quote Originally Posted by Lost View Post
    ..but driving through Ark. on the way to Texas really needed something to do to break up the drive. Not much for scenery through there!
    There's even less to see in Texas. Whoever called it the Lone Star State was being generous with the rating.
    I think that when the lies are all told and forgot the truth will be there yet. It dont move about from place to place and it dont change from time to time. You cant corrupt it any more than you can salt salt. - Cormac McCarthy

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    My oldest son is stationed there and I'm taking so of hiss things to him. (good excuse to get to see him!). I've been to a couple a cities in Texas -
    El Paso (really Mexico in my opinion) and San Antonio. Heading to Austin now. It's such a huge state that both cities I've been in are totally different.
    Give me Tennessee any day!

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    Quote Originally Posted by angrysparrow View Post
    There's even less to see in Texas. Whoever called it the Lone Star State was being generous with the rating.
    Oh....
    so we know all about the great state of texas huh?

    What do you want?
    Piney woods...visit east Texas.
    Maybe a sandy beach..go to south padre
    Mountains...yes we have them..the lower end of the Rockies, West Texas
    Desert...oh the lovely Chihuahuan Desert ...beautiful.
    Perhaps flatlands....go to the panhandle.
    Maybe a more gentle terrain, the texas hill country is sublime.....
    Visting Big Bend you get lots of the different terrain...
    It's a beautiful place if you actually visit!!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by angrysparrow View Post
    There's even less to see in Texas. Whoever called it the Lone Star State was being generous with the rating.
    LOL. I always wondered what the nickname meant - now I know!!

    Quote Originally Posted by schrochem View Post
    Oh....
    so we know all about the great state of texas huh?

    What do you want?
    Piney woods...visit east Texas.
    Maybe a sandy beach..go to south padre
    Mountains...yes we have them..the lower end of the Rockies, West Texas
    Desert...oh the lovely Chihuahuan Desert ...beautiful.
    Perhaps flatlands....go to the panhandle.
    Maybe a more gentle terrain, the texas hill country is sublime.....
    Visting Big Bend you get lots of the different terrain...
    It's a beautiful place if you actually visit!!!!
    Take the hands of the trigger, and slowly back away. Every state has it's charm - even IOWA. I'd love to hang in Texas - with my hammock, my hammock!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by s62w23098 View Post
    Every state has it's charm - even IOWA.
    I have been to Iowa several times, my wifes grandfather lives there, and I have never seen Iowa's charm till now

    Iowa's Charm Here it is.

    You can't hang a hammock from corn stalks either
    Psalm 19:1-3 "The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament sheweth his handywork. Day unto day uttereth speech, and night unto night sheweth knowledge. There is no speech nor language, where their voice is not heard."

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    Quote Originally Posted by schrochem View Post
    Oh....
    so we know all about the great state of texas huh?

    It's a beautiful place if you actually visit!!!!
    Well, I can't say I know ALL about it...

    ..but I have been to Texas several times, and I've traveled the length and breadth of the state several times. From Texarkana to El Paso, from Amarillo to Houston...I don't see the charm. YMMV. I did like San Antonio, but that is completely offset by my detest for the Midland-Odessa region. To be fair, I've never actually been to the gulf coast of Texas. Houston is the closest I've been.

    For the record, I'm messing with Texas.
    I think that when the lies are all told and forgot the truth will be there yet. It dont move about from place to place and it dont change from time to time. You cant corrupt it any more than you can salt salt. - Cormac McCarthy

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    Quote Originally Posted by s62w23098 View Post
    LOL. I always wondered what the nickname meant - now I know!!
    Actually, there's a story behind the name...

    I was out in the woods with two friends a few years ago, and one afternoon I sat down on a rock in front of a large cedar tree. Apparently there was a sparrow's nest on one of the low-hanging branches, and my presence was not appreciated. Before I knew what was happening, I was being flogged by a very very angry bird. Needless to say, I'm told that my surprise and panic was extremely amusing...

    And ever since then I've been called several variations of sparrow. It's not a flattering story, but I come by it honestly.
    I think that when the lies are all told and forgot the truth will be there yet. It dont move about from place to place and it dont change from time to time. You cant corrupt it any more than you can salt salt. - Cormac McCarthy

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    Quote Originally Posted by Preacha Man View Post
    I have been to Iowa several times, my wifes grandfather lives there, and I have never seen Iowa's charm till now

    Iowa's Charm Here it is.
    This made me lol.

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    Quote Originally Posted by angrysparrow View Post
    Actually, there's a story behind the name...

    I was out in the woods with two friends a few years ago, and one afternoon I sat down on a rock in front of a large cedar tree. Apparently there was a sparrow's nest on one of the low-hanging branches, and my presence was not appreciated. Before I knew what was happening, I was being flogged by a very very angry bird. Needless to say, I'm told that my surprise and panic was extremely amusing...

    And ever since then I've been called several variations of sparrow. It's not a flattering story, but I come by it honestly.
    well i've wondered about that name... & now i know<g>.
    don`t leave the CREATOR out of the creation!

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    Quote Originally Posted by angrysparrow View Post
    Before I knew what was happening, I was being flogged by a very very angry bird. Needless to say, I'm told that my surprise and panic was extremely amusing...

    And ever since then I've been called several variations of sparrow.
    At least it didn't crap on you - think of the nicknames you'd have then!

    I was actually referring to the "Lone Star State" moniker/rating, but I like the story of your nickname even better.

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