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lupacexi

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Hi everyone
« on: November 09, 2017, 10:28:05 PM »
Hi everyone,

I have been following Metro Jacksonville for a while and feel I should propery introduce myself before participating in the forums.

I live in Germany and first came to the NE Florida Region as an exchange student in 1990 and lived in Orange Park for a year. Have been back ever since then - I guess the Jacksonville "curse" friends told me about - sorta like the Hotel California lyrics - you can check out any time you like but never leave - holds true.

In the beginning I'd be back up to three times a year, enjoyed local nighlife (Einstein's at first, then the Milk Bar, Club Five and others) the area and friends. Even did an internship with the COJ in 1998 (when I would wander around downtown during lunch breaks or after work).
 
Over time this got less (you know, time & money) but I have started coming back - last time a month ago.

Basically I love the area and its people (just wish politicians and developers would mess it up a bit less) and if I ever strike it rich I have already found a nice place I'd love to get downtown - the Jones Bros. Furniture building  :)

Looking forward to discussions on the boards !

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Re: Hi everyone
« Reply #1 on: November 09, 2017, 11:13:06 PM »
Hi everyone,

I have been following Metro Jacksonville for a while and feel I should propery introduce myself before participating in the forums.

I live in Germany and first came to the NE Florida Region as an exchange student in 1990 and lived in Orange Park for a year. Have been back ever since then - I guess the Jacksonville "curse" friends told me about - sorta like the Hotel California lyrics - you can check out any time you like but never leave - holds true.

In the beginning I'd be back up to three times a year, enjoyed local nighlife (Einstein's at first, then the Milk Bar, Club Five and others) the area and friends. Even did an internship with the COJ in 1998 (when I would wander around downtown during lunch breaks or after work).
 
Over time this got less (you know, time & money) but I have started coming back - last time a month ago.

Basically I love the area and its people (just wish politicians and developers would mess it up a bit less) and if I ever strike it rich I have already found a nice place I'd love to get downtown - the Jones Bros. Furniture building  :)

Looking forward to discussions on the boards !

I love Germany!  Have been about 6 times, most recently to Munich for a wedding in June.  Hamburg and Berlin over Thanksgiving in 2015!  Frankfurt, Stuttgart, Ulm in other years. The city I find most livable is Hamburg.  At any rate, welcome to the message board.  I am in Jax very often to visit the parents, but I currently live in New York City.

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Re: Hi everyone
« Reply #2 on: November 10, 2017, 06:52:32 AM »
Welcome aboard!  8)
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Re: Hi everyone
« Reply #3 on: November 10, 2017, 08:14:13 AM »
Welcome aboard! What part of Germany are you from?
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« Reply #4 on: November 11, 2017, 02:52:34 PM »
Wilkommen! Guten tag, Bekannte!!