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Old 03-15-2006, 07:24 PM
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If you need any help on the north side of Houston I can help. Thats were the Woodlands is located. Lake Conroe is 10 miles north of that. As far as the TOPPS boat club. I was president of the Lake Conroe Chapter.


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nice RV park on Conroe
Are the buildings next to it for RV storage/boat dry-stack?
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Old 03-15-2006, 07:48 PM
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Are the buildings next to it for RV storage/boat dry-stack?

http://www.e-zboat.com/

www.everythinglakeconroe.com
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You selling Rovers now? I dealt with Allan Lux back in '97 and Frank Banning at the North store on the SC Sport. Get tired of peddling suds?
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Old 03-15-2006, 08:38 PM
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http://www.texaspowerboatassoc.com/

http://www.toppsboatclub.com/

Two good powerboating clubs in the Houston area.
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Well aware of the state tax issue, already pay more than a lion's share to Ohio and this would be another HUGE benefit. I really need to find out what qualifies one as a permanent resident of the state for tax purposes (does live aboard/RV park cut it?). May be a studio apt for awhile.

OK with the water color, too! The Maumee River here in Toledo is about the consistency of coffee from the run-off of sediment from the farm fields upriver.
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I was in ohio, a month or two ago for business, cold, cold, my plant supervisors who used to work there for P&G, said it was the closest thing to hell on earth, and the funny thing is they all say they thought ohio was a great place untill they moved to Texas, now I couldnt pay them enough to move back. I really have not spent much time in Ohio, so I am just going by my friends opinions, but my advice is to get here (to Texas) as fast as you can, you will love it, Clear Lake, or the Woodlands and you will be thrilled. I know of a few apartments that have complimentary boat slips. I have not looked into the specific details of the deal, but one place is around 500-600/month for a 1 bedroom, and you are on the water,(clearlake), with a slip, not sure if the slip is for weekend use only, or what rules apply, but I am looking into it. Maybe you should come down, stay in a inntown suite in the clearlake, woodlands, or houston area for a month or two, and get a feel for the place. Inntown suites around here are $159 a week, I put contractors up in them all the time.
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I have lived in Houston off and on for the last seven years. I will say this that the boating is great, the women are good looking, but can be snobs just like the ones up north. The weather is a lot like Miami without the every afternoon showers. The biggest suggestion that I can make is that if you want make life decent, live very close to where you work. I tried to commute thing for a while, but it SUCKED. I have a friend that lived 17 miles away from my office and every time during rush hour it was an hour + commute, sometimes two hours.

I don't know what type of boating you are used to, but the Bay is where to go. Get someone to take you out more than once before going at it alone though. Conroe(some people love it) is a large pond IMHO it is fun for smaller craft, but offshore boats get very tiresome up there.

Beaches you won't get them, but going offshore can be nice.

The cost of living is very low i mean VERY low in comparison to other areas of the country.

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While the areas may be unknown to you, the descriptions of the dolls should suffice enough for you to make a guess as to the type of neighborhood.

Mattel recently announced the release of Limited-Edition Barbie dolls for the Houston Metro market.

Galleria Barbie: This princess Barbie is only sold in Uptown Park. She comes with an assortment of Kate Spade handbags, a Lexus SUV, a longhaired foreign dog named Honey, and a cookie- cutter house. Available with or without tummy tuck and face lift. NOTE: Workaholic Ken sold only in conjunction with "augmented" version.

Sugar Land Barbie: This modern-day homemaker Barbie is available with Ford Windstar minivan and matching velour gym outfit. She gets lost easily and has no full time occupation or secondary education. Traffic-jamming cell phone sold separately.

Greenspoint Barbie: This recently paroled Barbie comes with a 9 mm handgun, a Chevy with dark tinted windows, and a meth lab kit. This model is only available after dark and can only be paid for in cash, preferably small, untraceable bills.

The Woodlands Barbie: This yuppie Barbie comes with your choice of BMW convertible or Hummer H2. Included is her own Starbucks cup, credit card, and country club membership. Also available for this set are Shallow Ken and Private School Skipper. You won't be able to afford any of them.

Friendswood Barbie: Short, highly tanned and ready to land a husband, we meant get an education. Comes with standard issue UT shorts with "U of T" printed largely on the butt. Also comes wearing latest "themed" sorority party T-shirt, hair in pony tail and a gaggle of similar looking friends, each carrying the latest in "knock off" Kate Spade bags. Honda Civic, undecided major and drunken backward hat Frat Ken sold separately.

Dickinson/Texas City/Santa Fe/Splendora Barbie: This pale model comes dressed in her own Wrangler jeans two sizes too small, a NASCAR shirt, and Tweety Bird tattoo on her shoulder. She has a six-pack of Coors Light and a Hank Williams, Jr., CD set. She can spit over 5 feet and kick mullet-haired Ken's butt when she is drunk. Purchase her pickup truck separately and get a Confederate flag bumper sticker absolutely free.

Clear Lake Barbie: This collagen injected, rhino-plastic Barbie wears a leopard print spandex outfit and drinks cosmopolitans while entertaining friends on her boat. Percocet prescription available.

Pasadena Barbie: This tobacco chewing, brassy-haired Barbie has a pair of her own high-heeled sandals with one broken heel from the time she chased Beer-Gut Ken out of Baytown Barbie's (discontinued) house. Her ensemble includes low-rise acid-washed jeans, fake fingernails, and a see-through halter-top. Also available with a mobile home.

West University Barbie: This doll is made of actual tofu. She has long straight faded blue hair, archless feet, hairy armpits, no makeup, and Birkenstocks with white socks. She prefers that you call her "Willow." She does not want or need a Ken doll, but if you purchase two West U Barbies, and the optional Subaru wagon, you get a rainbow flag sticker for free.

Sharpstown Barbie: This Barbie now comes with a stroller and infant doll. Optional accessories include a GED and bus pass. Gangsta Ken and his '79 Caddy were available, but are now very difficult to find since the addition of the infant.

Harrisburg/Navigation Barbie: This Spanish-speaking-only Barbie comes with a 1984 Toyota with expired temporary plates and three baby Skippers in the back seat, but no car seats. The optional Ken doll comes with a cowboy hat, shovel and work gloves. Ken comes with his own 1979 Ford pickup with a Telemundo bumper sticker, tinted windows, and Our Lady of Guadalupe rear window stickers. Truck is painted primer gray, but wheels and rims are not available. Comes with cement blocks. Green cards are not available for Navigation Barbie or Ken.

Montrose Barbie/Ken: This versatile doll can be easily converted from Barbie to Ken by simply adding or subtracting the multiple "snap-on" parts!!
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I may be moving to sugarland I hope my wife doesn't change..... where to move??? my new job is at richmond and beltway 8 on the west side.

I'm thinking memorial city sugarland close to the beltway so the drive isn't so bad
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Anything with memorial in the world will be $$$$.

Love that post about barbie.
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