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    Quote Originally Posted by Yppej View Post
    Salem is pretty unique at Halloween. There are many other fun things but you can find them in other places as well.
    Actually, the whole Salem thing is pretty bizarre. It's kind of become the cool "Witch City" due to the long ago witch trials, which aren't really anything to be proud of, and there is a statue of Elizabeth Montgomery being witchy, and it's all rather weird:
    https://www.roadsideamerica.com/story/11762

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    In my state you get to see gubernatorial debates like this one:

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    I always assumed growing up those witch trials were about Salem Oregon having heard of no other Salem (and probably only that because it's the capitol).
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    Quote Originally Posted by bae View Post
    Nothing is fun about my state. People are better off visiting Oregon or California. It's cold and wet and grey here all the time, and the people are unfriendly. Our economy is mostly driven by treating injuries caused by speeding Amazon trucks. Best to avoid us!
    +1 and...we have petulant volcanoes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by catherine View Post
    In my state you get to see gubernatorial debates like this one:
    The best part of that video is at the very end:

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    But I still want Howard Beale to run for Guvnor.


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    Quote Originally Posted by KayLR View Post
    +1 and...we have petulant volcanoes.
    Good point, between the volcanoes, the earthquakes, the tsunamis, the wildfires, and the giant squid that live just off Pike Place Market in the Sound in Seattle, it's amazing anyone can survive here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bae View Post
    Good point, between the volcanoes, the earthquakes, the tsunamis, the wildfires, and the giant squid that live just off Pike Place Market in the Sound in Seattle, it's amazing anyone can survive here.
    You forgot the Giant Pacific Octopus and the Murder Hornets.

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    Everything about the outdoors: hiking, biking, nordic and downhill skiing, white water, lazy river floating, lakes for fishing, swimming, boating, sailing. Earthquakes in the 1000s this last 12 months-eh....minor inconvenience. Huge volcano sits under Yellowstone. That could wipe out 3 states and throw ash into 6 more.

    Yup. We've got it all-except the ocean.

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    We have the world's largest private insect collection, which is open to the public for a small fee. It is fortunately a quaint out of the way place that retains a flavor of museums from an earlier time. lr-1347_orig.jpg

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    Well...I have to say that life in Colorado is not fun in the quirky way that Austin was. Here is a little place in my old Austin neighborhood indicative of the playful spirit there:
    https://thelittlelonghornsaloon.com/about-us

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