I'll Miss You--OHIO

Wednesday, August 16, 2006 10:22 AM
After only a little over two years of living in OHIO and enjoying this states awesome amusement parks...I have to move! I wish I could have gone to some events and met some of you while I was out here but it didn't happen with the demands of work and my family. So I enjoyed the parks with my family. I will miss the one trip a year to Cedar Point and the many trips to Kings Island.

Now you all might be wondering where will my new home park be.....Frontier City!!!! I know it isn't the best park in the world, but at least it is something different. I also be heading to the few parks around there in Dallas, Tulsa, Branson, Kansas City. So maybe I'll see some of you there!

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Wednesday, August 16, 2006 10:55 AM
You know, as much flak as Ohio gets in pop culture, it's really a nice place to live. It's got lots of different kinds of natural beauty; you're never far from an urban center; it's easy to get anywhere you want to go; and of course, the abundance of amusement parks.

Good luck in ... wherever it is you're moving to! :)


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Wednesday, August 16, 2006 10:57 AM
Heck, many of us Ohioans would rather visit Indiana and PA parks.

Chuck

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Wednesday, August 16, 2006 11:36 AM
OhioStater's avatar Theres no other state Id rather live in, personally. To me, I see as the perfect "base" to explore the rest of the world from.

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Wednesday, August 16, 2006 12:03 PM
Pagoda Gift Shop's avatar Except for it's not so great economy and it's not so great schools and it's... =)

*** Edited 8/16/2006 4:04:25 PM UTC by Pagoda Gift Shop***

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Wednesday, August 16, 2006 12:10 PM
No kidding about the schools. I hope I can get a job teaching when I graduate from college next year!
Jeff Young
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Wednesday, August 16, 2006 12:11 PM
Don't forget Bells. It might not be the biggest park but it has some great tradition, just like many of the PA parks.

Arthur Bahl

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Wednesday, August 16, 2006 12:31 PM
Schools - I have no kids and don't plan to.

Economy - I'm doing OK.

Problems solved. ;)


[url="http://www.livejournal.com/users/denl42"]My blog[/url] You said, "I'm gonna run you down." I heard, "I'm an orangutan."
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Wednesday, August 16, 2006 12:51 PM
You're leaving Ohio? Strange, I'm returning! I have to say I can't wait to get back to CP and HW (yeah, Indiana... close enough). Ohio is a good place to live, as long as you're near one of the major cities (Cleveland, Columbus, Cincinnati). Otherwise... ugh.

I have to laugh when I see you all complaining about Ohio schools. You should see the state of schools here in California. Talk about not so great schools!


Countdown to CP... 23 days and counting. First time in 6 years.


*** Edited 8/16/2006 4:52:17 PM UTC by Danimales***

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Wednesday, August 16, 2006 1:20 PM
Parks in States adjacent to Ohio:

PA: Waldameer, Conneaut Lake, Kennywood, Idlewild, Lakemont, DelGrossos, Hersheypark, Knoebels, Dutch Wonderland, Dorney, Bushkill

WV: Camden

KY: Six Flags Kentucky Kingdom, Beech Bend

IN: Holiday World, Indiana Beach

MI: Michigan's Adventure

There may be some smaller ones that I missed.

Parks in states adjacent to Oklahoma:

TX: Six Flags over Texas, Six Flags Fiesta Village, Sea World of Texas, Joyland (Texas), Wonderland ???, park in El Paso (don't remember the name), some other smaller parks???

AR: Magic Springs

MO: Silver Dollar City, Celebraton City, Worlds of Fun, Six Flags St. Louis

KN: Joyland (Kansas)

CO: Lakeside, Elitch Gardens

NM: Cliffs

Again, there may be some others that I missed


Arthur Bahl

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Wednesday, August 16, 2006 2:20 PM

Danimales said:
You're leaving Ohio? Strange, I'm returning! I have to say I can't wait to get back to CP and HW (yeah, Indiana... close enough). Ohio is a good place to live, as long as you're near one of the major cities (Cleveland, Columbus, Cincinnati). Otherwise... ugh.
*** Edited 8/16/2006 4:52:17 PM UTC by Danimales***

I take it you don't like living in the country. I enjoy not having to worry about traffic jams going to or from work, while still being 2 hrs from CP and KI :)

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Wednesday, August 16, 2006 2:41 PM

coasterb said:
I take it you don't like living in the country. I enjoy not having to worry about traffic jams going to or from work, while still being 2 hrs from CP and KI :)

DING! DING! DING! :)
Nope, can't stand it. I like to be where the action is, or at least near it. City? Good. Close ring suburbs? Better. I like a little peace and quiet now and then. Country? No thanks. That setiment is even more so after living in L.A. My sister lives in the country in NW Ohio, and I have a hard time visiting for a weekend! What can I say, green acres is not the place for me. Glad you enjoy it though.

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Wednesday, August 16, 2006 2:44 PM
Ohio's not so bad. One of the few states i can think of where you have a Mall every ten to twenty miles in every direction.
Great State Park system.
Plenty of shopping.
Three great amusement parks with many hotels all of which near places you can shop.
Lots of 24 hr restaurants.
Did i mention shopping????
:)

Ohio will miss your tax dollars. You could always take an orange traffic cone as a forget-me-not. I haven't seen those in stores yet.
Have a safe trip. *** Edited 8/16/2006 8:40:22 PM UTC by FLYINGSCOOTER***


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Wednesday, August 16, 2006 2:56 PM
I live in the city and have no traffic on my way to work. I like being within a mile of work (I often bike or walk), as well as being within walking distance of several stores and restaurants.

But I like the country too.

What I can't tolerate is suburbs. Give me city or give me country but if I ever have to live in a McMansion in Forest Hollow Estates with a Wal-Mart across the 4 lane deathtrap, please kill me. :)

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Wednesday, August 16, 2006 3:03 PM

Except for it's not so great economy and it's not so great schools and it's... =)


Do you live in Ohio? Our economy is just fine, in fact its better than many other states. Educationally, Ohio is higher than the national average.

Ohio has a nice mixture of just about everything, except hurricanes, earthquakes (with damage that is), mudslides and taxes so high your head will spin.

Sure other places have some better things, other places are worse too, but overall it's a great mix of what most anyone would need.


". . . don't you know baby that life is a scream!" - Gordon Gano

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Wednesday, August 16, 2006 3:06 PM

What I can't tolerate is suburbs.


Not to dis your fair city, but isn't Columbus just one big suburb?

I agree with the McMansions and Wal-Mart, two things we could all do without.


". . . don't you know baby that life is a scream!" - Gordon Gano

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Wednesday, August 16, 2006 3:07 PM
I spent the first 19 years of my life in rural Ohio; the last 11 in urban Ohio. I greatly prefer the urban.

The convenience is awesome, I live a mile from work as does my wife, and my neighborhood is just as peaceful and quiet as my former home in the country (quieter, actually, since there aren't semi-trucks roaring by at all hours of the night).


[url="http://www.livejournal.com/users/denl42"]My blog[/url] You said, "I'm gonna run you down." I heard, "I'm an orangutan."
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Wednesday, August 16, 2006 3:19 PM
Dad: How often have you been to Columbus? There is a lot of vibrancy in the urban core and first-ring suburbs. There is a lot more going on than Polaris and Easton (irrelevant as far as I'm concerned)!

And you don't know what suburbs are until you've lived in northern NJ for 23 years. Between my house and NYC (about 40 miles) was one long continuous strip mall, with traffic to match and property taxes higher than Top Thrill Dragster.

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Wednesday, August 16, 2006 3:21 PM
I imagine the Ohio school systems would be a whole lot better without the Cleveland Public School system. I've never seen a system deteriorate like theirs did over the last 20 - 25 years.

The last time I went to Columbus, I got lost. That city expanded big time in the last 20 years. We stayed at a hotel that was on the wrong side of the road. It took us close to 20 minutes just to cross it to go eat. It was like a 12 lane road. I think it was near Dublin.

Any truth to the rumor that Columbus is building a mall to rival Mall Of America?


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-Mark

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Wednesday, August 16, 2006 3:22 PM
Traffic jams? I live in Columbus. I drive 9 miles one way to and from work, almost all of it on IR-71 and IR-70. That drive goes right through downtown.

Typical drive time is twelve minutes, fifteen at rush hour if it's really bad.

I really can't complain about that.

--Dave Althoff, Jr.

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