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Old 03-05-2021, 05:14 PM   #1
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Default What’s with all these pine trees...?

On the north side of Houston, and while it’s been awhile since I’ve been here, I don’t remember all these d**n trees! They’re so tall that it’s hard to see more than a quarter-mile down the road. That ain’t right and I’m starting to feel claustrophobic...like I can’t breathe!

Feel like I’m in a foreign country— a little too much for this West Texas girl!
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Old 03-05-2021, 05:43 PM   #2
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Yep. Worked on drilling rigs in East Texas a few hitches. Had to drive to the highway to regain my composure at the end of the day. Couldn’t stand to be closed in like that. Smelled good though.
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Old 03-05-2021, 05:45 PM   #3
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Sounds like a buddy of mine who grew up on a farm in SW Nebraska. We were hunting in an E Texas National Forest and he said it made him nervous if he couldn’t see the horizon in all directions
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Old 03-05-2021, 07:06 PM   #4
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On the north side of Houston, and while it’s been awhile since I’ve been here, I don’t remember all these d**n trees! They’re so tall that it’s hard to see more than a quarter-mile down the road. That ain’t right and I’m starting to feel claustrophobic...like I can’t breathe!

Feel like I’m in a foreign country— a little too much for this West Texas girl!

Ha! I’m from LA, and if I get a 100 yard shot it’s rare.....I went bowhunting in Wyoming...BIG change in perspective!
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Old 03-05-2021, 07:12 PM   #5
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Drives me nuts driving through Kingwood or The Woodlands and can't see an elevated sign anywhere....easy to drive right past where you were going.
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Old 03-05-2021, 07:13 PM   #6
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Yup, when a coworker from Michigan landed at Bush intercontinental, he told his wife they got on the wrong plane. He expected to see texas desert.
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Old 03-05-2021, 07:24 PM   #7
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Those pines have been there a long time. I used to live on the north east side and spent a lot of time north east of Houston, it was all tall pine forest. I wanted to make some passes down the track in Porter, but never did. I always went out to Baytown to run. I drove by that track many times. They literally cut a straight path through the pines, just wide enough for a drag strip. There were just guard rails on either side of the track. If you went over one of those guard rails, you were going into the trees. I figured that had to be cool screaming down track through those tall trees. I moved away, after being there for two years, they they shut that track down shortly after I left, this was 30 years ago.
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Old 03-05-2021, 08:25 PM   #8
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My dad is from Many, Louisiana. A few years ago we took him back home for one last cruise through his old stomping grounds. We drove a lot of two lane black top. At one point he asked me what i noticed. I said something to the effect of "i can't see the sky, i hate this". He just laughed.

It's not for me either. Give me the Big Sky, and deep arroyos of NW Texas.
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Old 03-05-2021, 08:44 PM   #9
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I’m just the opposite growing up in Louisiana and east Texas I love my tree canopy’s.I feel tucked in I do love it out west but some times feel like I’m to exposed.
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Old 03-05-2021, 08:57 PM   #10
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I’m just the opposite growing up in Louisiana and east Texas I love my tree canopy’s.I feel tucked in I do love it out west but some times feel like I’m to exposed.
I'm the same. Every time I get away from the pines, it's a welcome change to come back to them. I don't like them in my yard, but couldn't do without out them on my hunting grounds, or commute.
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Old 03-05-2021, 09:13 PM   #11
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Drives me nuts driving through Kingwood or The Woodlands and can't see an elevated sign anywhere....easy to drive right past where you were going.
I’m staying in The Woodlands and I hadn’t noticed it, but you’re right, the directional and way-finding signage is anything but obvious. I passed my hotel TWICE before I “found” it (which reminds of the time I was in NYC on business—this was in the mid-80s—and I “lost” the Empire State Bldg which was my landmark for knowing when the “numbered” streets changed from East to West in their naming convention. But that’s a story for another time.).

To make matters worse, it must be Cheer Competition season as my hotel is practically reverberating with hundreds of SPIRITED cheerleaders.

I need a cocktail and a steak—rare, Pittsburgh style—and I’m willing to run over little old ladies and babies to get it.
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Old 03-05-2021, 09:38 PM   #12
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I like my big pines. Grew up out in the sticks surrounded by them on the edge of the Big Thicket National Preserve. They make me feel at home. Growing up if you could see 100yds while hunting, that was a long shot. Getting near a city with too much pavement and too many people is what gets me claustrophobic these days.
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Old 03-05-2021, 09:49 PM   #13
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Being from DEEP SOUTH TEXAS I know how you feel. The only thing is that now those ****ed windmills are cluttering up my view when I go back home for a visit.

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Old 03-05-2021, 09:56 PM   #14
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Being from the Big Thicket in Votaw, I don’t even notice them anymore
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Old 03-06-2021, 07:22 AM   #15
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I have always taken them for granted growing up in the middle of them. Took Cameron out to the lease back in College and he promptly asked for a ground blind after seeing some of my stands!
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Old 03-06-2021, 07:32 AM   #16
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Love some pine trees.

Nothing like a nice cool fall day and being in some thick 20' tall planted pines with a breeze whispering through.

Great place to take a nap.
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Old 03-06-2021, 07:46 AM   #17
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I grew up in the d—n pines. We had to pipe in sunlight.
Worthless except for framing. Zero wildlife benefit unless you count the s squirrels dropping cones on the driveway.
We live in the “Big Country” now and
I love the sunrises, sunsets and night skies.

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Old 03-06-2021, 07:53 AM   #18
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they call it hiding behind the pine curtain for a reason
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Old 03-06-2021, 07:54 AM   #19
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You're just getting into the piney woods down there. It easy to lose appreciation for them until you research all the everyday items that SYP is a component of.
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Old 03-06-2021, 08:16 AM   #20
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What are trees?

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Old 03-06-2021, 08:31 AM   #21
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They should cut them all down and pour cement assuring no further trees or plants will grow.
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Old 03-06-2021, 08:43 AM   #22
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What are trees?

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Facts haha. Been in central Texas for 5 years and still ain’t used to having trees and water everywhere
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Old 03-06-2021, 08:46 AM   #23
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If you like changing scenery join an East Tx deer lease. The scenery changes yearly due to clearing and thinning.
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Old 03-06-2021, 08:49 AM   #24
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I’m staying in The Woodlands and I hadn’t noticed it, but you’re right, the directional and way-finding signage is anything but obvious. I passed my hotel TWICE before I “found” it (which reminds of the time I was in NYC on business—this was in the mid-80s—and I “lost” the Empire State Bldg which was my landmark for knowing when the “numbered” streets changed from East to West in their naming convention. But that’s a story for another time.).



To make matters worse, it must be Cheer Competition season as my hotel is practically reverberating with hundreds of SPIRITED cheerleaders.



I need a cocktail and a steak—rare, Pittsburgh style—and I’m willing to run over little old ladies and babies to get it.
If you're in the Woodlands head over to Flemings for a steak.

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Old 03-06-2021, 08:52 AM   #25
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What are trees?

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Trees are much large versions of those cotton plants, that are all over the place, up there. I grew up around cotton fields and mesquite down in south Texas.
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Old 03-06-2021, 09:07 AM   #26
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If you're in the Woodlands head over to Flemings for a steak.

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Great idea. I walked over to Morton’s last night. Very underwhelmed.
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Old 03-06-2021, 09:07 AM   #27
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Let's see now..... you go to a place called Woodlands in an area known as the piney woods.... and you wonder what's up with all the pine trees. You might have been in Austin too long.
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Old 03-06-2021, 10:43 AM   #28
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Great idea. I walked over to Morton’s last night. Very underwhelmed.

I just passed a place near my hotel called Kirby’s Prime. Any idea how it compares to Fleming’s?

For the record, I also just passed a place to get a Thai “massage,” so perhaps that answers my question...
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Old 03-06-2021, 11:42 AM   #29
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Trees are much large versions of those cotton plants, that are all over the place, up there. I grew up around cotton fields and mesquite down in south Texas.
Yep. Gossypium is actually a perennial that force to be an annual through harvest. If left alone it will grow to be a shrub and even trees

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Old 03-06-2021, 11:46 AM   #30
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I just passed a place near my hotel called Kirby’s Prime. Any idea how it compares to Fleming’s?

For the record, I also just passed a place to get a Thai “massage,” so perhaps that answers my question...
No idea with Kirbys.

Fleming is good. Wedge salad, sashimi tuna, asparagus and a T-bone.

Done

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Old 03-06-2021, 12:47 PM   #31
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Friend of ours from Uvalde moved to Washington, DC and the roads in northern Virginia caused her some of the same grief--
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