Change my Mind. Minot or El Paso.

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  1. Peteyvee

    Peteyvee Premium Platinum Member

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    Minot has bands similar to this. They're pretty good, but it gets old quickly.

     
  2. 27sauce

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    It’s funny you mention the school thing, that just dawned on me recently when comparing EP music to central Texas’ scene. It’s not as guitar centric, but it’s more scholastic, if that makes sense. Lots of horn bands, jazz bands, r&b, fusion, funk. Everybody seemed to have played in school. Where as here the gigging musicians seem to be more of the traditional rock/blues/country background, even if they wound up in other styles later on. The mariachis are next level compared to here...

    Lots of band directors in bands, lol.
     
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  3. 67blackcherry

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    I'll endorse what others are saying and while it's great you want to be there for your son, this really is a journey best traveled alone.
    He will be just fine, and so will you.

    Good luck.
    (And another vote for El Paso, cause I'd much rather deal with the heat than the snow and no, I've never had to cancel plans due to "to much sun...")
     
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  4. MustardCap

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    Thanks All. Alot of good suggestions and taking the scolding as an over protective Dad to Heart. I will be there when he meets with the Recruiter and when he signs on the dotted line. Leaning towards El Paso now as he is starting his 4th year in Spanish and already is pretty fluent in the language, Probably best interest for him long term. His decision, not mine except for a little coaching.
     
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    4yr Spanish student & El Paso is a match made in Heaven!
     
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    El Paso is anything but humid. The climate is desert dry. And the dust will cover everything you own. However, it IS hot as hell during the long summer there. If you've got the option, go North. You can always add layers to keep warm.
     
  7. The Golden Boy

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    I was born, grew up and currently live in SE Wisconsin.

    The most snow I've ever seen in a 24 hour period was in El Paso.
     
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  8. The Golden Boy

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    I took the post as a title and a vague military theme- didn't actually read the OP-

    I think this is a TERRIBLE idea. Seriously MOVE to follow your son in basic and AIT?

    Not only is it counterproductive for you- everyone, including the drill sergeants and instructors are going to give him wedgies every day because mommy and daddy won't let him go.
     
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    Damn good minor-league hockey in all of Canada. It’s what we do.
     
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    I have a pretty sweet 120 bass accordion
     
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    Wow. Yeah, it only really snows a handful of times per season, but for some reason when it does it’s crazy/sudden.
     
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    There's a suburb of El Paso called Pasadena; Pasadena (CA) is where the Van Halen brothers (and Mike and DLR) grew up and since this is The Gear Page, it's sensible that El Paso is the logical choice.
     
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  13. Gig Young

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    My brother taught a few years at a Chippewa reservation not too far from Minot, just Northwest

    All I can say is cold AF.
    Oh, it's a dry cold...



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  14. The Golden Boy

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    That 1987 snowstorm was nutty.

    Record snowfall for El Paso in December 1987. The most snow in El Paso, Texas was 22.4 inches December 13-14, 1987.

    El Paso, TX - Here's a list of El Paso's largest snowfall events on record.

    22.4 inches December 13-14, 1987
    16.5 inches April 4-7, 1983
    8.6 inches December 8-10, 1960
    8.4 inches November 18-19, 1906
    8.1 inches December 26-27 2015
    8.1 inches February 2, 1956
    7.8 inches November 13-14, 1961
    7.7 inches November 24-25, 2007
    7.3 inches March 11-12, 1958
    7.1 inches December 7-8, 1951
    7.0 inches December 30-31, 1982
    7.0 inches November 26-27, 1968
    6.7 inches November 27-28, 1976
    6.1 inches March 5, 1984
    6.0 inches December 25-26, 1982
    6.0 inches November 12-13, 1976
    6.0 inches November 27-28, 1969
     
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    Yeah, but Minot is within 150 km of cheering for US-interlopers into the Grand Canadian Skuffle.

    Portland's almost always decent, and I hear Everett is rated 4th out of 30 in the WHL. Not shabby.
    The Silvertips are nearly in the OP's back yard so it gives him something 'local' to cheer for...
    added bonus is he can volunteer on their med-staffs and keep up his mad skills in facial laceration management, puck-stuck-in-hyoiditis, and loosened-tooth removal.

    ...in Canadia, every pair of new, chromed pliers comes with a dental diploma... ;)
     
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    He should ask people in his squadron. They will know stuff nobody else in this thread will know about living on those bases and taking the classes since many of them will have gone through the training, and they will have been able to compare notes about the differences. I am spending 7 weeks in follow on training for my ANG job and was given the option for either San Antonio or Hurlburt Field in Florida. The consensus was that Hurlburt Field is better so that's what I chose.
     
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    I remember that ‘87 storm. Wild.

    It’s funny, some of the bad ones that stick out to me aren’t even on that list. There was one around Halloween that came out of nowhere, late 90’s.Zero visibility, coming home from a gig...and it didn’t snow again til January. Go figure.
     
  18. Peteyvee

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    I tried to sell a small accordion for an old boss of mine, but no one wanted it a.) because it was diatonic and b.) it wasn't a Hohner or a Gabbanelli. She ended up donating it to a local school.
     
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  19. MustardCap

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    Spare me because I give a hoot about my kids. Son has ADHD and has to be off all meds a year before joining. If he or any of my other kids need support by being close, then I will do that. Counterproductive my arse.
     
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    Aside from the other reasons listed above, all of which are valid, I just spent the last decade living in Swift Current and would not want to winter there in a trailer. Or a house for that matter. :)
     

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