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post #1 of 16
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As a take off from A Few of My Favorite Things 

 

I happened to have lived in the same place for more than 40 years when I moved to the mountains 4 years ago.  I love my life here, enjoy a longer ski season, am digging the dryer climate and have no regrets from the move.

 

But.....there are things I miss that I used to take for granted. 

 

Yesterday we had an honest to goodness thunderstorm, only the 3rd one I've experienced since living here.  I miss thunderstorms.  There is something about how fresh the air smells and how green everything looks after a good thunderstorm. 

 

 

If you're one of those Bears who has lived in more than one location, what is something you miss. 

post #2 of 16

When I'm west it goes as follows:

 

Lobster, Haddock, canned brown bread, tree variety, rotaries, creaky old pubs, soft grass that grows naturally

post #3 of 16

I miss Long Island accents

post #4 of 16
Maple trees in the fall, and a decent deli.
post #5 of 16
I have two 'hometowns', but each a world away from the other. The literal hometown: I miss Lake Michigan (both summer and winter) for sure, and the rolling orchard land. Would love to go skiing with old friends and their families and the feeling that you know who people are and where they're coming from. smile.gif

Home #2 , the intimacy of the spaces, the age of things (the city wasn't bombed in WWII). The sounds of the place including language, automated announcements, cicadas in the summer, etc... And the natural beauty of the seaside and surrounding mountains (best road cycling I've ever experienced)... And of course loads of relatively uncontested mind blowing amounts of snow. smile.gif
Edited by markojp - 5/22/14 at 12:00pm
post #6 of 16

Oklahoma Sooners Football-and being able to see the tornado coming from a long way away-here everything sight limited by the trees and topography, Minnesota snowfall and fishing, New York nightlife and restaurants, Dallas Cowboys and Stars (why I didn't put hockey under :p Minnesota). 

 

Things I will miss if I have to move away from here and no longer have.. Being within day trip distance of beautiful white sand, not too crowded ocean beaches,  day trip to 5K+ elevation skiing, and great camping right around the corner in every direction.


Edited by crgildart - 5/22/14 at 11:53am
post #7 of 16
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Oklahoma Sooners Football-and being able to see the tornado coming from a long way away-here everything sight limited by the trees and topography, Minnesota snowfall and fishing, New York nightlife and restaurants, Dallas Cowboys and Stars (why I didn't put hockey under tongue.gif Minnesota). 

Things I will miss if I have to move away from here and no longer have.. Being within day trip distance of beautiful white sand, not too crowded ocean beaches,  day trip to 5K+ vert skiing, and great camping right around the corner in every direction.

Huh? Am I missing something?

Anyway, interesting question. As an adult, I have also lived in TX, VA, DC, and CA. They were all nice enough, and I enjoy visiting, but besides my friends, I can't think of anything I actually miss. The only place I have ever missed is CO.
post #8 of 16
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Originally Posted by crgildart View Post

Oklahoma Sooners Football-and being able to see the tornado coming from a long way away-here everything sight limited by the trees and topography, Minnesota snowfall and fishing, New York nightlife and restaurants, Dallas Cowboys and Stars (why I didn't put hockey under tongue.gif Minnesota). 

Things I will miss if I have to move away from here and no longer have.. Being within day trip distance of beautiful white sand, not too crowded ocean beaches,  day trip to 5K+ vert ELEVATION  skiing, and great camping right around the corner in every direction.

Huh? Am I missing something?

 

Good catch.  Freudian slip to what I really wish we had here hahahaha!  When I lived in Texas the Cowboys were GOOD!  Colorado is the very top of the list of other states my wife and I would happily relocate to, but I can guarantee I would miss the ocean and surfing some..

post #9 of 16
Good bread like Amoroso rolls tht lead to...
cheese steaks
Good hoagies
Roast pork w/ hot peppers & provolone and broccoli Rabe

Shellfish-
Clams
Oysters
Lobstah
Maryland crabs

If I go back ears, I will gain 10lb at least
post #10 of 16

The freshest salmon and halibut you could ever imagine. The forest canopy with the smoothest riding trails you've ever seen (on horse or bike.)Seeing The Mountain in all her glory. (Seattle.)

The American River with its bike trail and the large oak and magnolia trees (Sacramento.)

The cicadas (Ohio) and when spring FINALLY arrived (Ohio. Didn't much care for it there! HATED the big thunderstorms!)

The greenery and lack of billboards along the freeways, the history and hopping on the metro to get just about anywhere (DC/NoVA.)

Currently in LA. Leaving in a week. Not sure what I'll miss. I really can't stand LA. I'm sure I'll miss living right next to the ocean and taking walking field trips with the kiddos to the tide pools.

 

Timely thread with the amount of nostalgia I've been feeling this week. Our final military move starts tomorrow when the packers arrive!

post #11 of 16
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Originally Posted by Philpug View Post

Good bread like Amoroso rolls tht lead to...
cheese steaks
Good hoagies
Roast pork w/ hot peppers & provolone and broccoli Rabe

Shellfish-
Clams
Oysters
Lobstah
Maryland crabs

 

REAL CRAB CAKES!   Blue crab, a little egg, saltines, old bay, and absolutely nothing else.

 

Good cheese steaks.  They make a "steak and cheese" a lot of places, but not like Philly.  Or like me:  I used to get paid to make them:  real rib-eye steak, freshly sliced provolone cheese, grilled onions, maybe some mushrooms.

 

Fried clams.

 

Body surfing.

 

From a different era and location:

 

Lake-effect snow.

 

BIG thunderstorms

 

Roast beef on Weck (there's a clue there...)

 

Real (i.e., home-made) polish sausage

 

From yet another:

 

Narrow, windy, hilly, forested roads to bike/walk/drive on.

 

I'd still like to move closer to the mountains, which of course would mean a whole new list of things to miss...

post #12 of 16

Having grown up in New York and Colorado, I miss the red leaves during the fall. Fall is beautiful in Colorado, but it's primarily yellow.

 

Getting good Italian bread and pizza everywhere you look is great back east. Here, they think you can put Italian bread or bagels in plastic bags. :eek

post #13 of 16
I grew up in VA. I miss the sound of rain on the roof at night. As long as it is sunny with no humidity in the morning.
post #14 of 16

I had not been to a major metropolitan area since leaving Dallas-Ft. Worth nearly 3 years ago, but I've been in Seattle the last 2 days.  It has reminded me that I do NOT miss the traffic of a major city, but I do miss...

 

-The hustle and bustle, or "energy," of the city...the vibrancy.

-The diversity of not just the people, but the neighborhoods, and experiences.

-Dreadlocked dudes on the corner with "Will Work for Marijuana" signs.  O-K, kinda specific, but I got a kick out of that one today.

-Availability of anything and everything you could possibly want or need close at hand.  (Although I struck out on finding a small 20-24" round cocktail table today :mad)

 

In fact, if it weren't for skiing, I'd likely be back in the city...not Dallas, though.  Too damn hot!

post #15 of 16

Don't get me started.

post #16 of 16
I miss the ruffed grouse/woodcock forests, the smell of fall, good cheese and sausage.
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