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  1. PATRIOT64

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    From what I see in posts it looks like most of you could care less about the Summer,IMO the best time of year,Swimming,Fishing,Camping,Traveling,Beaches,Yacht Cruises ect:

    Would you wish there was no summer to enjoy and just having it be Springtime,then right thru to fall so that football comes right back into action?

    I don't know about you,but I enjoy those warm days and outdoor activities,Although I do love football when it comes around,although I have mixed feelings...Looking at it from a football perspective its the absolute best time of year to be alive.

    Looking at it from a seasonal thing I dread the start of football season because it means Snow,Freezing Cold Temps,putting on bulky winter gear and dealing with driving in Ice/bad weather is not too far off and about 8 weeks away after the start of NFL week 1.

    It must be awesome to be a huge NFL football fanatic who lives way down south or far out west where you can leave the summer behind because its never too bad weatherwise any time of year and you don't have to worry about all that extra clothes and stuff,freezing your ass off and driving in the crap.

    Living in the northeast - You HATE winter- You LOVE football,Oh well can't have your warmth and pigskin too I guess (fun getting both at least until the 8th week comes around,then its november:( )

    I guess I should leave Pa for better all year round weather but in general I love it here .....Wanting everything (NFL football and all year nice warm weather) can be tough sometimes but you gotta deal with it :D
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    i love winter~~ have some of my best memories ;) ;) ;) heheh

    btw in jersey

    and no matter waht, nothing beats football...
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    I LOVE the end of summer, Fall is my favorite season (not so much now that I'm in Florida :mad: ) but even still, the start of all the holidays, cooler weather, kids going back to school, FOOTBALL! The end of summer is all good :)
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    Well, I'm stuck down south and I'll just tell you to appreciate what you have. I have one season, that's green season. It's all the same all year here, which really ruins the experience. Trust me, when you sweat your butt of ALL year, you learn to appreciate having seasons for it. It'd be like you having winter year round instead of just some months. One the middle of march hits, our asses our sweating untill december no lie. Also, I'll gladly take snowy roads (I'm used to ****ty road cuz all it does is rain if it's not a million degrees out) and snow piles over a yearly hurricane season where all your landscaping is instantly destroyed and everything scheduled gets screwed up. Atleast you northern folk have seasons of change! :[
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    Man...Im a New Englander!! I love the pats, but I love the Sox equally. Nothing beats the summer!!

    Fishing, beaches,cookouts... Fenway.

    Not to mention it is what I bust my arss in the gym all year for!! June-August is the only chance for us "Gym rats" in this area, to show off our "Gunz"! :rocker: :rocker:
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    #75 Jersey

    I don't like winter, but I'm stuck in Tampa another year and a half.

    Summer is to be endured. I hope to get up to Boston/Maine as often as possible.
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    OMG!!! Man... Tampa is like the freaking Twillight Zone!!! (No offense). Whenever I am in the area, I always run into some STRANGE azz people. It is like they in a fog. lol- :confused:
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    man....things are really slow on here arnt they


    summer
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    #75 Jersey

    No offense at all. I moved here to be close to school and i hope i can make it til next summer.

    No beaches, no downtown, no college atmosphere, (I live across the street from USF). My neighbors don't even grunt anymore when I say hi. There aren't even sidewalks on some streets. You drive everywhere and every road is like the one worst strip mall, traffic disaster road in a normal city.

    I found some good salsa in Publix this week. That's like a month's worth of good around here.
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    #75 Jersey

    I owned a house in Gulfport near St. Petersburg in Pinellas County, so people don't think I'm down on the area.

    Pinellas has all the beaches and it's 20 times more enjoyable than Tampa.
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    Now that I am old, fat and hairy, instead of young, thin and hairy, I have come to dread the sunburn-inducing, sweat-producing, insect-infested summertime. The Smelltics and Ruins are helpless and hopeless anyway (Playoffs? P-playoffs?), and I refuse to invest any emotional capital in a Dead Sux organization that replaces Trot Nixon with JD Drew, who is paid more than David Ortiz.

    If it were up to me, the Monday after July 4th would be Labor Day.
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    Man, I lived in Tampa for a year and a half and I didn't experience anything like what you're talking about. Beaches in most directions no more than 15 minutes away, every street a nice wide 4 lane road (every major one that is), nothing like this small one lane road crap in the northeast. Tampa does have a small downtown area, nothing like Boston's but it's there. I don't know about the whole college atmosphere as I was and am well past college age. If it weren't for in-laws, the wife and I would still be there.

    Back to the original question, I love summertime but my favorite season is fall and football.
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    Preferably, I'd like there to be two seasons - fall and winter.
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    Summer and End of Summer. Football is a perfect sport to obsesse over for me as i like riding [motorcycles] and manage to go on long road trips.I try to squeeze in at least 1 5000 mile trip a year and alot of over nighter and long weekend trips.i put 20k miles a season my sport bike .Also ,love motogp which starts at the end of feb and ends when foot ball starts.so every sunday i have motogp parties and football parties.how can you beat that.And on trips i am seldom home on weekends.

    not a sox fan as i do not have time for it ......with my first baby on the way i am sure things are going to change....no more camping in campsites and seeing the backroads of america lol .
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    I hate the heat and humidity of summer. I prefer the end of summer. My two favorite months of the year are October and November.
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    I'm a true New Englander and love all four seasons but I have a liking towards end of summer(August). Since that is when I am fully entrenched in with my Fantasy Football Leagues and football season is only a month away in September.
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    isnt indianrocks and clearwater beach just 20 minutes from tampa ?the best time of year for me is jan and feb because thats when i get my tax return check .cha ching
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    Why ? Explain ?;) JK Pats1. Fall in NE is unsurpassed without football. With football it is Nirvana. I live by the Ocean so summer is number 2. Cookouts , fishing, going to the beach with my kids,waterskiing. Summer rocks by the water.
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    #75 Jersey

    Different strokes.

    Most streets are actually 6 lane roads if that's what you enjoy. It does make it easier to get out of town.

    I'd love the name of the beach that's 15 minutes away.

    I lived almost on the water in Gulfport and it took about 15 minutes to get to Ft. DeSoto Beach which is the close beach to Tampa according to the Real Estate agents on the city data messageboard. LOL.
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    #75 Jersey

    43 minutes to either, according to google maps. And that's without traffic LOL!!

    Add 10 mins to the USF area.

    I used to live 10mins from Indian Rocks Beach in Largo also.

    Because of no pub transport, there is much more traffic than even five years ago in Tampa.

    There are nice neighborhoods too. I don't wan't to do a travelogue, PM me if anyone wants my opinion on Clearwater, St. Pete or Tampa.

    Different people like different things.
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    I love summer time and would never trade it for the world! I am always bummed when September rolls around and I have not accomplished all the things I thought about doing in June. However, the start of the football season GREATLY diminishes any depression I feel!
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    I live in Port Richey (near Tampa). I would agree that Clearwater, St Pete and Pinellas County in general are way better than Tampa the city. Tampa is kinda all business and dirty while Pinellas is fun and more refined.

    I do miss Boston somtimes but I definitely don't miss Massachusetts, if that makes sense to anyone.

    From November to April it is just about perfect here. Nothing beats Xmas in shorts and a t shirt. I actually look forward to winter now, its a strange feeling.

    Unless you live in Boston proper you'd probably hardly notice the difference between the Tampa burbs and Boston burbs. Its kinda hard to enjoy Boston anyways when the closest house you can afford is 50 miles away, especially when thats 50 miles of snow covered roads.

    Speaking of cities, I just came back from vacation in Wash DC this past weekend. I enjoyed doing the tourist thing but I gotta say that is one lameass city. I couldn't wait to come home. People always say Boston is a wannabe New York but DC is the biggest wannabe city I have ever seen. It kinda thinks of itself as a world class city when in reality its a joke. The funny part is seeing people go ape**** over the museums. I'd put the Museum of Science, Museum of Fine Arts and History museums near Harvard over that crap in DC any day. No wonder some politicians fly home every weekend.

    The Metro was the only thing I was impressed with, makes the T look like a short bus. That is something Tampa could definitely use (above ground of course).
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    Fort De Soto is a VERY nice beach if you can get to it. lol- It really is. The beach area (and Bush Gardens) are the only good things about the Tampa area (IMO).

    The people are just REALLY hazy. It is like they are in slow motion.
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    DC is the dirtiest city I have ever been to. And it is not even close... AND... that includes non-US cities.
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    Yip. It sure will. lol- Im 27, and just had my first son last August. While I have always been a casual Red Sox fan who goes to Fenway for about 5-6 games a year, I didnt really get "Hooked" until my wife got pregnant, and I had to stay around the house and help her out all of last summer.

    Now, I cant wait until my son is old enough to play and take to Fenway. :)

    Here is a tip... If you can, put your kid on the Pats season tix list as soon as he/she is born. That way they should have some seats, as soon as they come of age!
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    four or six, it's all better (to me) than the crap they call roads here in Pittsburgh

    Honeymoon Island State Recreational Area. Admittedly, I lived in the Town n' Country part of tampa which is half an hour minimum from USF.

    you need to check different websites. DeSoto is a nice place, but it's way down at the tip of the penisula. No where near the closest beach to Tampa. Heck, the causeway is lined by beaches if you don't mind swimming in the bay instead of the Gulf. Go here

    http://tbo.com/life/travel/beaches/
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    #75 Jersey

    Google says 1 hour and 1 minute from my door.

    I'll still probably check it out since I won't get stuck on the Howard Frankenstein bridge, anyway.

    (1 more year, 1 more year:D)
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    One more thing, Honeymoon isn't free, but if I remember correctly the fee wasn't that bad. The main beach has a lot of people, but if you go to the last parking lot and are willing to walk a bit, you can get away from the crowds. If you want free beaches, try the causeway.
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    #75 Jersey

    Thanks. If i bother, i want a nice beach
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    Certainly good to know what a guy on a tourist vacation thinks of your city. In all likelihood, Washington thinks of itself as a world-class city because it's the center of government in the U.S., the most powerful nation on earth. It does not pretend to be the center of finance in the U.S. (NYC).

    And of course, it can not compete with Boston, in terms of, well, football.

    As to your evaluation of the Smithsonian museums? I brought my funny lil hunny and her kids there last summer, and we were all incredibly disappointed with the American History museum. Of course, we only took a morning there... so you don't really cover much of the total of a given museum. Haven't been to Air and Space for a while, but will trust your no-doubt exhaustive recon.

    You're right about the Metro, but the subway is newer.

    One thing I will say, although I found the "dirty" comment just silly (I don't usually find DC particularly dirty): People working in services here seem to catch some sort of bug from nearby government drones, and take forever to do the simplest things, which they tend to accomplish with a surly attitude. This has nothing to do with being a "wannabe city," they just wannabe pricks.

    PFnV

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