i dont travel much there days but i am always wanting to know about the other states. i know  about kansas witchita being the air capatal because of the air plane plants there.Dodge city being the cowboy capatal i lived in wichita for 28 yrs about 13 summers in Dodge city. we moved here to louisiana in 2001 i dont know much about this state except that it gets hot and mugy in the summer time.they have hurricanes here but i live in the northern part of the state so we dont have that much trouble with them.how about ur state what is it like?is hotin the summer cold in the winter?is there beaches or a lot of lakes?this is my way of travel the comptuer is a neat invention dont have to leave home.so what about the state u live in?

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Aug. 22, 2007 at 7:12 PM LOL. I live in kansas...so u know about my state.  And it is still hot and muggy here in the summers and bitter cold in the winter time.

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Aug. 22, 2007 at 7:27 PM yeah kansas does get cold in the winter and it gets snow

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Aug. 22, 2007 at 7:42 PM

I live in Ontario. It's a really big province and kind of has a bit of everything. We border the Great Lakes in the south and have Hudson Bay in the north. We've got Canada's largest city (Toronto) and its capital (Ottawa). A lot of the northern part of the province is on the Canadian Shield and there's a lot of mining and forestry up there.

The area I live in now is about an hour from Toronto and although I'm in a small city, the surrounding area is excellent agricultural land. Mennonites settled here years ago and the community is still highly German. There are 2 universities and 1 college. Much of the industry is linked to the auto industry and RIM (a highly successful and prominent tech firm) is located here.

We have 4 full seasons with a very hot summer which gets very humid around here at least and cold winters with snow.

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Aug. 22, 2007 at 7:53 PM OK, I will play along! I live in Boston & I feel it is mostly cold. It starts getting cold in October all the way through March or April, then it rains a lot & we may have a nice spring for a few weeks, then HOT & HUMID summer for a little over 2 mos. September is very nice, in the 70's, perfect weather, but then back to cold in October. There is beaches & ocean around, which is nice. People usually go skiing in New Hampshire in the mountains; it is so pretty up there. Most people hibernate in the cold weather, though and it lasts SO long. We want to move out of TAXachusesets!

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Aug. 22, 2007 at 8:14 PM I live in Southeastern, Indiana. I live an hour from Lousiville, KY, and hour from Cincinnati, Ohio, and about 1 1/2 hours from Indinapolis. It gets hot in the summer and cold in the winter. We do get snow in the winter. There are beaches in Northern Indiana along the great lakes. We have a lot of corn and soy beans growing in our area. We love our basketball.

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Aug. 22, 2007 at 8:43 PM

I live in southwest corner of Pennsylvania, about 25 miles from Pittsburgh.  Although not like in years past, there are still some coal mines, steel factories, chemical plants, ect., in the area.  Pittsburgh is of course famous for the best football team in the NFL, the Pittsburgh Steelers!!!  They also have the Pittsburgh Pirates, a major league baseball team, and major league hockey team, the Pittsburgh Penguins.  There is 2 large amusement parks, Kennywood & Idlewilde.  There are 2 large waterparks, Sand Castle & the Soak Zone(located at Idlewilde).  There is a large zoo.  There are museums and fine arts activities available in Pittsburgh as well.  Many movies have been filmed in sw PA.

In the suburb of Washington (known as "Little Washington") there is a minor league baseball team, the Washington Wildthings, and a minor league soccer team, the Pittsburgh Riverhounds.  Washington is home of Pony League Baseball, and their world series is held there every year...it was just last week. 

There is just about every race & nationality living in sw PA, including Amish.  Most of the Amish are in the central part of the state.  We have 4 seasons, although the past few years it has been more like 2, winter & summer.  We have beautiful foliage in October.  It is wet in the spring, hot in the summer, cool in the fall, and freakin' cold in the winter!

There are too many things to mention, but I'll touch base with a few.  Pittsburgh is the city of 3 rivers, where the Monongahela & Allegheny Rivers form the Ohio River at the "Point" in the heart of the city.  In the winter we have skiing areas all around us in the Laurel & Allegheny Mountains.  We are bordered by West Virginia, Ohio, & Maryland on this side of the state.  We are rich in history with old Civil War forts, ect..  About 60 miles from me, Flight 93 went down in Somerset  County on 9/11.  I have been there, and it is a very somber, humbling place.  Right down the road from there is where in 2002 the 9 QueCreek coal miners were trapped for 3 days and all survived the ordeal.  

With all the different sports teams, rivers, mountains, festivals, and excellent cuisine, there is something to do year round.

Now, don't you feel like you've been here?  HAHA   I should work for the tourism dept...LOL  I'm not from PA, so I don't know a lot about the whole state, just a little bit about my little corner. 


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Aug. 22, 2007 at 11:58 PM

Ok, I currently live in Minnesota...  Hot and humid in the summer with a lot of bugs and extremely cold in the winter (we are listed as having the coldest winters of the states).  Now personally, I hate the state, but if I were to tell you about places that would be great to visit, I would direct you north of us to the shores of lake superior.  There are some beautiful places to visit if you drive along the lake.  If you are not into the nature part, you can always visit the Mall of America...  I have been there enough that it is no longer special, but most of the people we bring there for the first time are amazed. 

We moved to MN from California...  we lived in Southern California, it is totally different than Northern California.  There are many national parks to visit...  I loved the Sequoia National Park, the trees there are amazing and we did a lot of climbing, we went to the top of Morrow Rock, took pictures of our van driving threw trees, etc...  I also liked Death Valley, there were some amazing sites there...  and there is a spot were you are high up over the valley and the air is cooler (131 F at the lowest part the last time I was there), you can feel the hot air rush up the side of the mountain and when it hits the cooler air up there it turns into dust devils, when a dust devil starts there is a "whizzing" noise that is amazing to hear.  There is also Joshua National Park... the Joshua tree is very popular in that part of the desert... and besides all the ones in southern CA, they are very rare.  There are also the tons of tourist attractions, ie:  Disney, Knots Berry Farm, Hollywood, Universal Studios, and many more.  You also have some wonderful beaches and are only a few hour drive from Vegas if you like that excitement.  Where we lived, we could hit the beach year round with an hour and a half drive and in the winter we could go to the mountains in 45 minutes to ski and come home to 60 - 70 F.

Hopefully soon we will be moving to Texas, the San Antonio area.  I have been there a few times, but I am not yet very familiar with the place to give a tour.  We will be about the same distance as we were in CA to the beaches, we will not have mountains anywhere close for our touch of skiing... but that is ok since I really hate the cold. 

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Aug. 23, 2007 at 9:05 AM I live in Tennessee . Right now , its miserably hot!! As you know the capital is Nashville where all the country music is LOL. Right now the kids there are only going half days of school since it is so hot. And then we have Pigeon Forge and gatlinburg which is a big tourist spot. That is where we go to for our little vacations. Its only about 2 hours or so away and theres lots to do there. That is also where Dollywood is at. I watched a thing on TV about that last night. We have a nuclear plant in Oakridge. We have Memphis.. the home of Elvis. ummm lol I know there is more . Right now.. I am just waiting on fall so that the weather will cool off!

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Aug. 23, 2007 at 1:15 PM I live in the most boring state of all Kentucky! I never get to travel! I want to though...when the kids are grown i'm going to go everywhere!

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Aug. 24, 2007 at 12:23 AM this will be quick, but CAlifornia is beautiful.  It should be 2 states it is so big.  I live in the souther part 10 min inland from the beach.  You have to drive threw a canyon to get the beach.  WIndy road threw the mountins. 

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