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Old Feb 21st 2017, 12:06 pm   #16
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Sunshine.
Open space.
Big cars.
Cheap gas.
Sheer variety of the landscape.
Variety of food. Cheap cost of eating out.
The ability to drive all day and not get stuck in a traffic jam.
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Old Feb 21st 2017, 1:40 pm   #17
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Two words: National Parks.

I mean, just the massively diverse geography and landscape in general and the fact that you have a huge chunk of different climate zones and geographical regions all in one country but the National Parks are an absolute treasure and all Americans, transplanted or natural born should be incredibly proud of them. I've only visited three so far and I'm hooked for more. Mountains, forests, caves, volcanoes, huge great cacti, massive geological formations, it's got the lot.

I also like the almost obsession with landscaping and 'making everything look nice'. You know you aren't going to have the old town walls and architecture that you would find in Europe so for me, at least, it's nice to see the beautification approach to even simple things like strip malls and car parks. I'm kind of biased because of my line of work, but I've come to appreciate it along the way. Bonus points for the use of native plants as well.

What else? The Interstate Highway System is pretty cool when it's not blanketed in orange cones.
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Don't have to pay to park everywhere.
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This quote from the Right Stuff sums it up for me: I just thank god I live in a country where the best and the finest in a man can be brought out.

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That when I need to buy mulch someone loads it into the car for me.
Never having to pack up my grocery bags
Swim season lasting 7 months (obviously this one is area specific )
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Since it is a political thread and to tease some Narcissist BEs

I want to add the American Revolutionary War, or the Independence day from Great Britain
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Looking out of my window at the deer ambling down to the river for a drink (as I am doing right now), or watching a fox trotting through the woods going about his business. Not so much, finding a big plump raccoon on top of the railing about to descend into the dogs' fenced-off yard a couple of days ago! Mayhem would have ensued if he'd succeeded. . .
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Two words: National Parks.
Surely Blarney Island is the greatest attraction in the US.
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Sunshine.
Open space.
Big cars.
Cheap gas
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Sheer variety of the landscape.
Variety of food. Cheap cost of eating out.
The ability to drive all day and not get stuck in a traffic jam.
That sounds like a great country, unfortunately I don't live there. Sort of have big spaces, but they are full of trees.
Amazing the variety of different experiences. I guess you would get similar if you asked people what do you like about Europe.
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