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Had an awesome time in California.

My father just got married for the third time. So I flew from Houston to Redding California for the wedding. They've got a 9 acre ranch up there. It's gorgeous. There are wild turkeys running everywhere on the property. You can even see Mt Shasta from there.

Veiw from the top of Shasta dam. What a breath taking place. My dads a lucky man.


After that I flew to Los Angeles and had a 3 hour lay over. So I hit the sunset strip and ate a killer prime rib and a couple of potent Martinis. To say I was a little lit is an understatement lol!

Then it was onward back to Houston. But when you fly premium alcohol is cash only. Me and the couple next to me were a little bummed out. So I just had an orange juice. The flight attendant walks up to me and asks us how we like the beverage's? We both said not very much. So she walks back up front for a second. Walks back to me and cracks open two little bottles of vodka and poors them in my orange juice. I said you are a doll! And then she turns toward them and cracks open two Heinekens. She just kept bringing them and didn't charge us a dime for any of it. We had a freaking party on the flight back to Houston. That just doesn't happen very often.
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Well crap, any place is better than Houston. How do I know? I lived in CA most of my life, and now in the Houston suburb. I can't believe the locals think Houston is a nice place to visit. Actually, I enjoy seeing your photos.
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Well crap, any place is better than Houston. How do I know? I lived in CA most of my life, and now in the Houston suburb. I can't believe the locals think Houston is a nice place to visit. Actually, I enjoy seeing your photos.
I was born and raised in San Jose and I to now live in the suburbs of Houston. Katy to be exact. And since the cost of real estate is 3 times less than Cali's means I can have three times the house and afford more big boy toys than if I lived in Cali. I was talking to a guy in LAX who said he was transferred to Long Beach from Chicago. Said he pays $4,500 a month for a small two bedroom 1 bathroom apartment a block from the beach. He said it's so over inflated here. I had to chuckle when I said dude I am very intimately aware of that fact. I lived here most of my life. I still love it. I just refuse to live here.
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I was born and raised in San Jose and I to now live in the suburbs of Houston. Katy to be exact. And since the cost of real estate is 3 times less than Cali's means I can have three times the house and afford more big boy toys than if I lived in Cali. I was talking to a guy in LAX who said he was transferred to Long Beach from Chicago. Said he pays $4,500 a month for a small two bedroom 1 bathroom apartment a block from the beach. He said it's so over inflated here. I had to chuckle when I said dude I am very intimately aware of that fact. I lived here most of my life. I still love it. I just refuse to live here.
Exactly. I go back to CA over the holiday to visit and go back to Houston to live cheaply. No need to visit Disneyland or Yosemite or SD the the 10thousandth time. Oh, that 405 into the valley. Or 5 from downtown all the way down to OC. Not me. I don't need that.
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Exactly. I go back to CA over the holiday to visit and go back to Houston to live cheaply. No need to visit Disneyland or Yosemite or SD the the 10thousandth time. Oh, that 405 into the valley. Or 5 from downtown all the way down to OC. Not me. I don't need that.
Me neither. I do love the texas babes here. And I'm not talking about the transplants from everywhere else. But the true natives. I've never seen so many blond blue eyed knockouts as I have in this place. Especially at the Houston live stock and rodeo show. Hell I married one of them.
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California has some very beautiful cities. I like Santa Barbara and Solvang.
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California has some very beautiful cities. I like Santa Barbara and Solvang.
If you see them for the first time, yes, but, do I want to live there? No.
A little village in southern Germany is beautiful too.
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I like the country around Redding. I drive through it about twice a year. A little bit hotter in the summer than here on the coast but oh well. I'm guessing its illegal to shoot any of those wild turkeys. Some people hate them here in the bay area. They'll come through your yard acting like they own the place. Will sometimes chase people if you get too close to them. I can only imagine one of those suckers could do some damage.

I grew up in NM near Texas - had relatives in TX there and have visited numerous times. It almost calls out to me.
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Exactly. I go back to CA over the holiday to visit and go back to Houston to live cheaply. No need to visit Disneyland or Yosemite or SD the the 10thousandth time. Oh, that 405 into the valley. Or 5 from downtown all the way down to OC. Not me. I don't need that.
whats wrong with 405??

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If you see them for the first time, yes, but, do I want to live there? No.
A little village in southern Germany is beautiful too.
Yeah! I think I saw these guys there one time.

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whats wrong with 405??

Wait, that's on a good day.
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I saw it from the air at 5:00pm as I arrived in L.A and the traffic was the worst I'd ever seen anywhere. It made me glad I could just fly over it all. If I had to ever live there I'd buy an ultralight and fly to work. I could just land in the parking lot.
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Now in a much less smoggy part of California! I was walking through my fathers 9 acre property in Redding. He told me that there were lots of wild turkeys there. He wasn't kidding. I walked to the back of the place and snuck up on about 30. We both talked about popping a few of them with the 12 gage. I've never seen so many wild turkey's in my life. And I also had no idea how big 9 acres was. Check it out.
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Being a suburban folk, the only wild turkey I know is this.
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