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angry diabetic
By angry diabetic Latest Reply 2012-06-09 23:14:58 -0500
Started 2012-06-01 02:35:15 -0500

Hello, was just wondering… Where in the world are you guys all from?? i am from Plettenberg Bay in South Africa. Would love to hear of the interesting places! xx

83 replies

Type1Lou 2012-06-04 15:33:15 -0500 Report

I had an aunt (who I was named after) who spent most of her adult life in the area of Durban, South Africa. She never returned to the states and died /was buried in South Africa while I was in college. I was born and raised in the New England (Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Connecticut and Rhode Island) area of the United States and I now live on the gulf coast of Florida.

MewElla 2012-06-04 08:24:30 -0500 Report


red flower lady
red flower lady 2012-06-03 18:10:47 -0500 Report

West coast now, husbands job had us traveling all over.

DeanaG 2012-06-03 20:14:44 -0500 Report

Same here, Red Flower!!
Modesto CA to Kenai Alaska to Visalia CA to Tucson AZ to Hacienda Heights CA now in Fresno CA

old biker
old biker 2012-06-04 09:54:19 -0500 Report

I hope you ladies aren't complaining,,I love to travel

DeanaG 2012-06-04 12:08:53 -0500 Report

No complaints here!
I have loved getting to live in all the places we have been. Went to my high school reunion and was shocked at how many people had only moved a few miles from where we grew up and have never traveled.

pandalays 2012-06-02 21:43:53 -0500 Report

me from india in a state called kerala down south.this state is also known as GODs own country.A beautiful place surrounded by water on threeside providing evergreen nature.

Fyremarshal 2012-06-02 18:33:03 -0500 Report

Montclair California. About 45 mins east of downtown LA.

Caroltoo 2012-06-02 19:32:39 -0500 Report

Interesting, fyremarshal, I grew up in the next door neighbor town of Upland, CA.

Fyremarshal 2012-06-02 20:31:35 -0500 Report

Funny, I was there today!:-)

Caroltoo 2012-06-02 20:50:37 -0500 Report

Visited a friend in Alta Loma about 20 years ago; haven't been back since. It has changed so much that I hardly recognized it when I was last there.

Used to love to go to Griswold's, the Swedish Buffet there on Foothill Blvd in Clairmont. I lived across the street and down a half block from Stinkies, the bar on the corner of Foothill and Mountain Avenues in Upland.

Fyremarshal 2012-06-02 21:27:11 -0500 Report

Wow! 20 years ago..:) You most definitely would not recognize it now. A lot has changed, and not necessarily for the better. Just too many people! I know all of those landmarks..:-)

Caroltoo 2012-06-02 21:30:28 -0500 Report

Thought you might recognize them. No, changes are really one of the reasons I haven't gone back. No friends that I know of still live there and I wanted to keep the memories intact.

cindygal1 2012-06-02 17:51:17 -0500 Report

I am from Georgia been here about 22 years now. But i have live all over, we like it here it is a small town, whereever body knows everybody. So you don't have to watch your kid as close. It was nice people hope that we can become friends. are you a diabetic 1 or2,

angry diabetic
angry diabetic 2012-06-04 00:40:19 -0500 Report

hi cindy, i am type 1.. my town is also small, but being in south africa, the crime has even gotten bad in this small town.. sad, i have been here for 23 years and remember as a child how we could play with friends in the street, now u literally can't leave your burglar barred home without some kind of protection..

pixsidust 2012-06-01 20:05:31 -0500 Report

I am in St. Louis and am from St. Louis, Missouri
But have lived in Chicago Illinois; Monroe Louisiana; Arlington Virginia; San Diego California & San Francisco California
More specifically the suburbs of Sausalito and Pacifica.
I have traveled as far as Australia & Madrid
and camped as close as an hour and a half away. ;-)

fabmom3 2012-06-04 12:24:42 -0500 Report

going on vacation next week to st louis. i love it there, as far as v-k's go!!

pixsidust 2012-06-04 12:48:21 -0500 Report

I can't imagine anyone vacationing here! The humidity is a killer! What does v-k stand for?

pixsidust 2012-06-05 18:12:35 -0500 Report

Go to the Muny Opera sometime. They have around 10 rows of free seats in the back. You are allowed to take in a picnic lunch and plastic bottle beverages. People go early 6:30ish for an 8:00 show, so eating dinner & playing cards helps to pass the time. The stage is the largest rotating stage and productions fabulous. When the red light comes on like a pindot on the right side of the stage, you can move down to empty seats that are closer. Get under a fan for comfort. FYI You enter from the back and there is a parking lot there

Gracie40 2012-06-01 19:13:47 -0500 Report

Born in Ohio, now reside in Crystal Beach, Florida on the east coast of U.S.
We are located near the Gulf of Mexico. Have lots of native fauna. Mocking birds, mourning doves, blue jays, warblers, woodpeckers, egrets, herons, ospreys and on and on.

tabby9146 2012-06-06 11:42:52 -0500 Report

I am near the Gulf also, in the Southeast, love FL..we go to Northwest Fl more often than further south there, and we LOVE 30A, one of the most beautiful places in the world, there are sandy white beaches where I am , bu not the blue/green clearer waters, as in Destin , Panama City, and the beaches of South Walton County.

Caroltoo 2012-06-01 18:31:07 -0500 Report

Born in Olney, Maryland. Grew up in So. California. Spent 10 years in Washington state, now 21 years in Hawaii. Grew up in the country, lived in Los Angeles for a while, but prefer rural and semi-rural locations where I can see water and trees and can hear the birds chirping in the morning. Hate to hear the neighbors yelling; love the peacefulness of nature.

old biker
old biker 2012-06-01 09:34:38 -0500 Report

New York City born and raised, Lived in upstate new york, Atlanta Georgia, and now Staunton Virginia

jayabee52 2012-06-01 06:31:51 -0500 Report

I am currently living in "Sin City" — Las Vegas NV.

I grew up on a dairy and grain farm in Nw OH, and had moved around in the Midwest USA before moving to Las Vegas.

locarbarbie 2012-06-01 05:41:47 -0500 Report

Holt, Michigan…near Lansing

alanbossman 2012-06-01 14:44:48 -0500 Report

Hey locarbarbie, I have family who lives in Holt,Michigan

locarbarbie 2012-06-01 16:14:59 -0500 Report

Wow, how about that! I grew up in Chicago and have been here about 5 years.

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