How far are you from...?  

puntachueca 107M
2534 posts
7/11/2006 8:00 pm

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7/12/2006 7:14 pm

How far are you from...?


I live a ways from a big city....how far depends.

The nearest Lowe's and Target is 50 miles from here up in Tucson (which has a million peoplke).

The nearest Home Depot and Wal Mart is only 10 miles from here south in Nogales(though the Home Depot here is unlike any other store in the country as no one in that store knows what's in it). Few of the staff in the Wal Mart speak English.

The nearest first run movie theater is 10 miles away. It just opened the other day.

The nearest Starbucks in 60 miles away.

Thew nearest real department store (i.e. Dillards) is 70 miles away.

The nearest grocery store is 3 miles away. The nearest bigger real grocery store (Safeway) is 10 miles away.

The nearest hospital emergency room is 13 miles away.

The nearest Office Max is 50 miles away.

The nearest really big book store is 70 miles away. There is only one book store in the whole county, and that's 10 miles away.

The closest fast food franchise is 10 miles away.

There are 400,000 people in the metropolitan area here, 360,000 of them living on the Mexican side of the border. At least 100,000 of them cross over every day. It takes 1 to 2 hours to cross the border going north.

Gas is over $3 a gallon already here.

How far do you have to go for things?

ArtisticTwist75 42F
2505 posts
7/11/2006 9:23 pm

I live in the valley, so things are just down the street. Growing up I lived in the Florence area... we had to take ice chests to the grocery store.


puntachueca replies on 7/11/2006 9:30 pm:
Still do here.

cairnsmale55 107M

7/12/2006 3:25 am

I live 5 min from the local shops where I can, if I choose, buy all my needs. Petrol (unleaded) is climbing and was, last time I filled up, AUD$1.45 per litre...


puntachueca replies on 7/12/2006 3:27 am:
Ok...another stpud American question...what's a liter compared to a gallon, ahd what does an Aussie $ buy in American money...to understand the comparison...

mycin62 56F

7/12/2006 4:39 am

I live in the center of my town, I can WALK to about half of the things on your list in about 5 minutes. By car EVERYTHING you have described is accesable within 10 minutes!!!


puntachueca replies on 7/12/2006 11:12 am:
You must live near civilization

cairnsmale55 107M

7/12/2006 5:47 am

1 US gallon = 3.7854118 litres
US$1.00 = 1.32701 AUD
US$1.00 = 1.13264 CAD
US$1.00 = 115.298 JPY
US$1.00 = 0.786570 EUR

In Cairns, 3 Litres of Full Cream Milk costs between 3.00 and 4.50 AUD


puntachueca replies on 7/12/2006 11:13 am:
Thanks.

I tried to cash a money order in Euroes recently at a local bank and they couldn'tr figure out what a Euro was.

rm_kalanchoe88 56F

7/12/2006 7:56 am

I have everything here within 15 miles, except a bookstore. Barnes & Noble is 90 min. away. Amazon saves my sanity.
Kala


puntachueca replies on 7/12/2006 11:14 am:
Ouch. I like to hang out in bookstores...Tucson has this fabulous used book store called Bookmans...an hour away.

readytolay_3
(What the fuck is this shit..?? *rolls eyes*)
106F

7/12/2006 3:46 pm

Everything is to damn close and I can't wait to get the hell out of here...Ready

Ready


puntachueca replies on 7/12/2006 7:15 pm:
The only thin I wish was closer was good used book stores and good music venues.

amoldenough 71F
16436 posts
7/12/2006 6:54 pm

Almost everything is close here. I live 50 miles from detroit, and less than 10 from Flint. We just recently got a Sam's, Wal-mart,and Kohl's within 3 miles, with more to come. We have a home depot about a mile or less. Several restaurants in the area. We have 4 funeral homes, at least that many new car dealerships, 4 grocery stores. I could go on and on. We have lived here since 1979 and things were a lot different then. What we can't get here, we can get in Flint with a huge mall and many smaller ones. We have Borders and Barnes and Noble there. We are fortunate, in a way, but there is still something to be said about country living.

"Don't cry because it's over; smile because it happened."


puntachueca replies on 7/12/2006 7:16 pm:
The best thing about life in the wild is I can hear birds in the mroning and evening...not city noise.

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