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  •  SISU (2+ / 0-)
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    dougymi, KVoimakas

    I'm in the UP also. Maybe in your district (Keweenaw Peninsula). Our newly elected officials make Stupak seem like an ultra-liberal.

    Sad day for Michigan indeed.

    •  I have family up there but I'm down by the (1+ / 0-)
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      big annie

      Wisconsin border.

      Suomalainen tyttö?

      (I'm guessing from the 'annie' part of your username.)

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      by KVoimakas on Wed Nov 03, 2010 at 05:26:55 AM PDT

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      •  half Finn, half German (1+ / 0-)
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        I love it here, and I always have. I love the LAND. It's one of the most beautiful and peaceful places I've ever been. The people here are strange, though.

        Finland would be one of my first choices, too. I like wide open spaces, forests, and lakes.

        •  What city in the Keweenaw? (0+ / 0-)

          I'm related to about 1/2 the people up there it seems. My mom grew up in Toivola and I still have family up there.

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          by KVoimakas on Wed Nov 03, 2010 at 05:40:52 AM PDT

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          •  Chassell mailing address (1+ / 0-)
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            KVoimakas

            but actually, Tapiola

            •  Small World. nt (0+ / 0-)

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              by KVoimakas on Wed Nov 03, 2010 at 10:13:16 PM PDT

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              •  If you like wide open spaces (1+ / 0-)
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                KVoimakas

                Vermont may not be the best place for you, unless you live in the Champlain Valley.  I suppose it depends on how much land qualifies as "wide open", or maybe the definition of "wide open".  I think of wide open as a field or meadow.  We do have a lot of forests and lakes here, but also mountains.

                Some say Lake Champlain should count as a Great Lake.  I'm not sure what the qualifications are for a Great Lake, but it's certainly a great lake.  Sunset over Lake Champlain (because I'm always on the Vermont side) can be jawdroppingly gorgeous.

                •  I'd argue the Great Lakes point... (1+ / 0-)
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                  Ana Thema

                  though I wouldn't argue that it's a lake that is great. :-D

                  I'm not a fan of prairies or huge fields. I'm a fan of small towns. I went to Milwaukee to visit my sister and it creeped me right the fuck out. Way too many people, not enough space and, being on a motorcycle, way too many fuckheaded drivers.

                  Biggest city I'd like to live in would be 20k. Max.

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                  by KVoimakas on Fri Nov 05, 2010 at 02:31:28 AM PDT

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                  •  Lots of small towns/villages in Vermont (2+ / 0-)
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                    kestrel9000, KVoimakas

                    People tend to be a bit more sane with their driving in Vermont than a lot of places I've been, although there are fuckheaded drivers here.  Quite often the vehicle will have flatlander plates (like Massachusetts or New York), but not always.  Also probably depends on whether or not you are on a back road, in a small village, or in Burlington.

                    We have the smallest largest city of any US state (Burlington, 38,897 estimated as of 2008), and the smallest capitol (Montpelier, 7,760 est. as of 2008).  I think only Burlington is over 20,000.  Essex might be pushing up on 19,000, but it's right next to Burlington.

                    No prairies here, and there are fields, but not on the scale of much of the rest of the US.

                    I'd heard that Michigan has lost most of its ash trees due to the Emerald Ash Borer.  We don't have the EAB here yet.  Hopefully it won't get here.

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