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Discussion in 'The Whiners' started by FreeBird1969, Jan 30, 2005.

  1. FreeBird1969

    FreeBird1969 Fleas on their paws.

    We rented/bought a house yesterday.
    And it's not in Texas.
    And that's awesome.
    :) :) :)
    The town has a really cool name as well.
    Stella.
    Carolina.
    They both end in 'a's.
    Carolina.
    Not Texas.
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  2. lover/young_peace

    lover/young_peace Senior Member

    Whhheeeeeeeeeeeeee....!!!!! :D :D :D

    I am happy if the energy of KatieKrystin is less far away from moi. :D
     
  3. MoonjavaSeed

    MoonjavaSeed Yeah, Toast!

    meggie is even closer to toi. :D
     
  4. Orsino2

    Orsino2 Hip Forums Supporter HipForums Supporter

    I've been to Stella quite a few times. Stayed there on Bogue Sound... nice area... I love Eastern North Carolina. We had a place in Rodanthe for a while then Hurricane Isabel came and it took flood damage so we sold it... we've been going to South Carolina, now... around Georgetown County... I don't like the grand strand. Too many people. Around New Bern is great... I love that area... and I read that book The Notebook and was like "holy shit" because I know about the towns and places in the book around there. Nags Head and all of that area is getting to be like Myrtle Beach and the Grand Strand, now... so we usually just head further south... a lot of military people from Norfolk and Langley always go down there so it's gotten crowded because of all the military in the past ten years. I've been going to Eastern NC almost every year since we moved here. My grandmother used to live in Swansboro for a while. Can't always decide what town I like best... Ocracoke is beautiful too.
     
  5. FreeBird1969

    FreeBird1969 Fleas on their paws.

    Haha...oui. :D

    Yayyy! I won't be there until the summer...but still. Yayy!! :D

    Ahh...Bogue Sound. My favorite part of Carteret. New Bern is where we usually fly into when we visit Atlantic Beach. Nags Head...yeah. That entire area has grown up...Emerald Isle too. But there are still places that are small and private and quaint, not commercialized. I've probably driven through Norfolk and Langley, I just haven't known it. Swansboro...God. I can't wait. :)
     
  6. Orsino2

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    Well, Langley AFB is in Hampton, VA... but I notice department of defense clearance stickers for Fort Eustis and Army Base people and Navy people all the time on cars with VA tags all the time when I go down there. A lot of naval officers have summer houses around there. My friend's family has a house in Emerald Isle. I miss going there around Hatteras, Carteret, and New Bern... I haven't been there in two years... just driven through on 17... highway 17 runs through my town, so we've driven all the way down to Savannah, Georgia on it when we have a lot of time on our hands and we're on vacation. You can take it all the way down to Florida, but it takes longer... but it was supposed to be I-95 but when they started building it, people said it would ruin coastal areas and cause small towns on the water to grow up, so they moved I-95 further inland and had a project they were working on so they turned 17 into a smaller scenic highway project... anddd... that's why it's here today and it's so long. We've ended up in some strange places on Highway 17. Like... this one town somewhere north of Charleston, SC... there were hugenots there... and there were little shacks and budweiser beer banners hanging in the trees on this little dirt road and it was like a ghost town. Weird places. I remember seeing this weird spititual ritual thing with gullah slave descendents down there... some places give me the creeps. AND THAT BRIDGE... that bridge on highway 17 going to Charleston... omfg... it scares the living shit out of me. I feel like it's going to collapse and they're building another next to it.... then you end up in some ghettoish place...
     
  7. Moonjava

    Moonjava Senior Member

    What's wrong with Texas? Je Texas aimer!! Qu'est-ce que tu ne Texas aime pas? =) Il est tres grande et jolie. Il est beau en Texas!

    But congrats on getting your nouvelle maison!
     
  8. FreeBird1969

    FreeBird1969 Fleas on their paws.

    I don't know if you'd like Emerald or Hatteras anymore. Once you cross the bridge onto the island, it's just filled to the brim with Wings stores and condominiums. NEW condominiums, not the cute colorful old kind. I mean, they're still there, but you've got Ramadas and all those chain hotels just lining the water. It kind of makes me sad, but so is the way of commercialism. Carteret's grown up a little bit, but not too much. Did you ever go to the Circle in Morehead City? That's where my parents first met. On one of the little playgrounds there. Some guy is buying out the Circle though, and I think he wants to just rip out that entire area and make it into condos. :( I loved the Circle as a kid. My Aunt Becky (she's a clown :D) used to take us to the little amusement park there and we would watch the human slingshot ride from a videoscreen. :D People sang the weirdest things to calm their nerves on that ride. Next to Bogue Sound, Beaufort's my favorite. Everything happens there. The 4th of July is always great to go and see them shoot off fireworks on the watefront. ARRGHHH I can't wait till summer!
     
  9. Orsino2

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    As do I love Texas... but it's a bit nutty... but I love Austin... live music capital... Texas. The people are nuts sometimes... and the pollution and all, but I freakin' love being able to see the city from far away... it's a nice view... but it depends on the angle... it's beautiful from Trinity River or Oak Cliff. If you get a little further away, it's even better. I don't know why. I haven't been there in such a long time. I can hardly remember it. I've never been further Southwest, but I imagine it's like that somewhere like Scottsdale, AZ or somewhere... but I've never been around there.
     
  10. FreeBird1969

    FreeBird1969 Fleas on their paws.

    It's beautiful in some parts of Texas, but not where I live. Like that one German town. I don't know it's hard to explain. Dallas kind of eats away at your soul once you live here long enough.

    Thank you! :)
     
  11. Orsino2

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    Hahaha.... I remember my uncle getting pulled over up north in Kitty Hawk while trying to meet girls while he was following us to Buxton once... hahaha, he couldn't get his radio to shut off and it was blasting Led Zeppelin. I miss him sometimes. He got drunk at Pop's Raw Bar in Buxton and made out with a Russian housekeeper at the hotel we were staying at and pissed on my mom's car then fell asleep on top of me on the bed. He died in March...

    AND OMG... the fireworks... yessss... I miss that. My dad and I would always wonder how much they spent on fireworks. :D I love the circle. I haven't been to the circle in atlantic beach or around morehead city since I was twelve. I can't stand what they did with Wings and all of those stores. I can't stand those stores... You can't get away from them... they're all over the place. There used to be like.. one or two... now over the years I notice they've been popping up all over the place down there. We stayed in Beaufort.... I love the circle. I can't believe your parents met there. I remember going there in the evenings and sometimes we'd go out to eat... going over the bridge to Atlantic Beach. We used to park west of the amusement area and take walks around there. That's a nice place to sail, too. I remember going to Crab's Claw restaurant and 4 corners diner... I miss that place. I love it a lot more than South Carolina. I remember seeing a guy get hit by a car while crossing the highway.
     
  12. Orsino2

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    Yeah... a high price to pay for a nice skyline view...
     
  13. FreeBird1969

    FreeBird1969 Fleas on their paws.

    The Crab's Claw! Ohh, the Crab's Claw is still there! I completely forgot about the Crab's Claw. I remember we went there once when I didn't eat fish, and I couldn't eat anything because it was all seafood. :D Yeah, the sailing there is pretty great. My mama told me that around the boat docks, there used to always be one or two old men playing sea ballads on their guitars. And used to as you'd walk along the beach, there'd be old men with those huge long fishing poles trying to catch something. Oh, but the Crab's Claw. :D I hope that guy doesn't tear that place down...
     
  14. Orsino2

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    Yeah... surf rods and heavers... I used to have a 16 footer when I used to fish. :D I remember the old men playing folk songs and ballads and stuff when I was four or five... it was awesome. I didn't see them after that... I hope they don't tear down the crab's claw either. I love the circle. That part of North Carolina has always felt more like home to me. I love that area so much. Hahaha... we've been to the same restaurant. :D freaky... I used to catch red drum (err... channel bass... or redfish for floridians) and spanish mackeral off of the beach... god, I miss that place. I caught my first sailfish 22 miles off of atlantic beach :p... butttttt... I don't fish anymore. :)
     
  15. loveflower

    loveflower Senior Member

    yeesh you guys talk a lot :rolleyes:
     
  16. MoonjavaSeed

    MoonjavaSeed Yeah, Toast!

    :rolleyes: yeah. i mean.. shut up! :D :D
     
  17. Orsino2

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    :( But... I've been to the same places as half of KatieKrystin. :eek:
     

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