California v Florida

  • beaujangle

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    Jan 05, 2012 12:30 PM GMT
    As an outsider, I like to compare and contrast the different states. I do notice there are many similarities between the California and Florida. There's Palm Beach in Florida and Palm Springs in Cali, there's Beverley Hills in Cali and there's Worth Avenue in Florida, etc.

    What do you guys think between the two? Please keep to these 2 states and don't compare to a 3rd state! Let the debate begin!
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    Jan 05, 2012 12:34 PM GMT
    beaujangle saidAs an outsider, I like to compare and contrast the different states. I do notice there are many similarities between the California and Florida. There's Palm Beach in Florida and Palm Springs in Cali, there's Beverley Hills in Cali and there's Worth Avenue in Florida, etc.

    What do you guys think between the two? Please keep to these 2 states and don't compare to a 3rd state! Let the debate begin!


    Hmmmm.;.... I find them very different, personally. They both have excellent climates, so they are populous and have affluence, but the "vibe" is very, very different.

    I love South Beach.... I LOVE South Beach. Sunday afternoon at The Palace is a good time, for sure.
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    Jan 05, 2012 12:39 PM GMT
    Alpha_Muscle saidI love South Beach.... I LOVE South Beach.


    So I take it you're into uncut penises?
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    Jan 05, 2012 1:14 PM GMT
    FrostedFlakes said
    Alpha_Muscle saidI love South Beach.... I LOVE South Beach.


    So I take it you're into uncut penises?




    lol, at first I didn't get it, thinking you were referring to the uncut Latinos but then I got it & had a good laugh! lol lol lol
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    Jan 05, 2012 1:30 PM GMT
    Calif does NOT have anything close to the Keys!
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    Jan 05, 2012 3:02 PM GMT
    I would say both states have NO similarities. Yes, both have the affluent areas and both have beach cities. But it's a different vibe in each.
  • Montague

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    Jan 05, 2012 3:17 PM GMT
    Southern California is better, only good thing about FL is the weather icon_smile.gif
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    Jan 05, 2012 3:19 PM GMT
    CA has crippling taxes. Florida doesnt. The beachs in Fl are better than CA. CA has better weather. CA has better IMO topography.
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    Jan 05, 2012 3:32 PM GMT
    TropicalMark saidCalif does NOT have anything close to the Keys!


    You obviously never been to to Catalina island in Cali icon_wink.gif

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    Jan 05, 2012 3:33 PM GMT
    Montague saidSouthern California is better, only good thing about FL is the weather icon_smile.gif


    Hurricanes in Florida. California has very little hurricanes
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    Jan 05, 2012 3:34 PM GMT
    FrostedFlakes said
    Alpha_Muscle saidI love South Beach.... I LOVE South Beach.


    So I take it you're into uncut penises?

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    What does that have to do with south beach?
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    Jan 05, 2012 3:39 PM GMT
    The cost of living in most of Florida will be much cheaper than California. The downside of this is Florida does not have as many high paying jobs as California.

    Florida is also humid hot much of the year while southern parts of Cali are the better dry warm.

    Florida has more hurricanes than Cali has earthquakes and if you ever plan to own a home or condo you will shell out plenty of money for insurance depending on where you live.

    Neither state is very pedestrian friendly unless you plan on only staying within a city in which case Florida is worse.

    Personally I've already lived in Florida but I'd like to try California next. You don't find any roads like these in Florida icon_razz.gif

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    Jan 05, 2012 3:41 PM GMT
    Chippup said
    FrostedFlakes said
    Alpha_Muscle saidI love South Beach.... I LOVE South Beach.


    So I take it you're into uncut penises?

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    What does that have to do with south beach?


    Cubans.
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    Jan 05, 2012 3:42 PM GMT
    Chippup said
    TropicalMark saidCalif does NOT have anything close to the Keys!


    You obviously never been to to Catalina island in Cali icon_wink.gif

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    If you think the keys are anything like catalina you must never have been to the keys.
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    Jan 05, 2012 3:47 PM GMT
    Haven't been but would Baja (tropical reefs, snorkling, boating) compare to the keys?
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    Jan 05, 2012 3:52 PM GMT
    Chippup said
    TropicalMark saidCalif does NOT have anything close to the Keys!


    You obviously never been to to Catalina island in Cali icon_wink.gif

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    I have, and I wouldn't want to compare water temps. A pretty picture does not tell all. Plus the Keys are a place, whereas this is a beach.
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    Jan 05, 2012 4:04 PM GMT
    ATC84 saidPersonally I've already lived in Florida but I'd like to try California next. You don't find any roads like these in Florida

    Is that US 101? I've ridden it myself on my motorcycle. But is that photo flipped? Those bikers are riding on the wrong side. Perhaps this is correct, maybe near Toro Canyon?

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    The only good bike ride in Florida, in my experience, is down to the Keys, which I've been doing since 1973. My favorite motorcycle roads are in Washington State, and the Arkansas Ozarks. The Pacific Coast Highway is also gorgeous, but I don't like the other drivers there, aggressive show-offs that have no respect for others.
  • beaujangle

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    Jan 05, 2012 4:16 PM GMT
    Chippup said
    FrostedFlakes said
    Alpha_Muscle saidI love South Beach.... I LOVE South Beach.


    So I take it you're into uncut penises?

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    What does that have to do with south beach?



    I guess you don't know about a RJer by the name of 'South Beach'? He has strong views about circumcision ...
  • Import

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    Jan 05, 2012 4:39 PM GMT
    Chippup said
    TropicalMark saidCalif does NOT have anything close to the Keys!


    You obviously never been to to Catalina island in Cali icon_wink.gif

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    I grew up in south Florida and now live in southern California, I can tell you 100% that the pic u displayed right there is not Catalina island in California.

    Thats just a pic of some tropical island u posted and called it Catalina icon_rolleyes.gif

    First of all: Catalina does not have coconut palms, which are clearly displayed in ur pic. Coconut palms grow only in a truly "tropical" climate, which southern cali does not have. . .
    The climate in southern cali cannot support the growth of cocnut palms, its too cold and dry for them.

    secondly: catalina is very mountainous and hilly, whereas ur pic is not....just flat beaches. It looks more like the Bahamas, not Catalina. .


    That being said, I would like to say tha the vibes in both states are indeed very different. Florida has more of a latin vibe than southern cali I noticed, which has more of an asian vibe. .

    Florida is oppressively hot and humid and receives tons of rain in the summer and is very flat, whereas cali is mountainous, desert, and not quite as hot, at least along the coast line. .

    Florida has better swimming water, hands down. Florida's waters are warm and turquios, whereas Cali's water is cold and dark blue.


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    Jan 05, 2012 4:43 PM GMT
    Disneyworld is so much bigger than Disneyland and a lot more to do.

    California has prettier mountains though.
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    Jan 05, 2012 4:52 PM GMT
    Cityaznguy saidDisneyworld is so much bigger than Disneyland and a lot more to do.

    California has prettier mountains though.


    Cali is much better IMO. Look at real estate prices, I mean Cali is more expensive because more people want to live here...
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    Jan 05, 2012 4:56 PM GMT
    Import (above me here) has nailed it. As a guy who is familiar with both places, I don't have much to add to his comments, except for the diversity in California - regarding things to do. I love West Palm and Key Biscayne, and the people and vibe of those places. But in California you have some different recreational choices, for instance San Francisco's 'big city' life. You have various wine growing regions - with their accompanying inns and restaurants. I used to surf, so California has various places up and down the coast for that. CA has skiing and has many hills, mountains, Yosemite, Tahoe, Monterey, Pebble Beach, Carmel, Montecito, Santa Barbara, etc. As stated above, California has better weather for the most part, and little humidity / bugs, etc. Both places have some problems with traffic and crowds. Florida has hurricanes, but CA has fires, earthquakes, mudslides. Neither place is perfect and both places are beautiful and fun. I guess we go with where our work, and where our family and friends are.
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    Jan 05, 2012 4:57 PM GMT
    South Florida has the threat of hurricanes for part of the year. Southern California has the threat of brush fires, earthquakes, mud slides, horrendous traffic, Santa Ana winds, and unhealthy air for all of the year. At least with hurricanes there is some advance warning so you can secure your home and evacuate.

    On balance, I can live with a little flat terrain and seasonal humidity in Florida. I can always visit my roots in New England for some hills and valleys, as we sometimes do.
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    Jan 05, 2012 5:34 PM GMT
    They are two totally different states with different culture, history, land, and people.

    They both are coastal states. They both have palm trees. They both end in the letter "A". That's about where the similarities end.
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    Jan 05, 2012 5:38 PM GMT
    Chippup said
    TropicalMark saidCalif does NOT have anything close to the Keys!


    You obviously never been to to Catalina island in Cali icon_wink.gif

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    Got news for ya.. that is NOT Santa Catalina island! I was BORN in Los Angeles! Gotcha!