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Old 03-09-2008, 05:41 PM   #41
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I have a large boat but I only drink wine ! and bring some cheese and crackers along !
touche! LOL
i'm a really good cook. AND i know how to make authentic Buffalo chicken wings from scratch. <any points?>
need galley crew on your BIG boat in FL?
all kidding aside, what kind is it?
mine is an 18' Starcraft I/O for use on a small reservoir.
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Old 03-09-2008, 06:07 PM   #42
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It's my SO's boat but if you bring the wine you are wecome aboard !
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I'm going to push the NE corner area of WA state as well. So amazing, and with Vancouver and Victoria and Seattle all nearby, you have endless adventures. We took a zodiac tour out of Victoria and had a pod of killer whales pass underneath. Simply amazing. The culture, the food, the arts, unreal. And the weather is very temperate, it very rarely snows. A friend of mine and I stayed in a youth hostel in Vancouver over New Years and while it was cold, it was more than tolerable to pass midnight on the beach in sweaters to ring in the new year.
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I'm going to push the NE corner area of WA state as well.
I didn't realize there was any water in the NE corner.
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I didn't realize there was any water in the NE corner.
If his compass wasn't broken, maybe he missed the Welcome to Idaho signs and he is talking about Coeur D'Alene Lake.

The weather is very nice for 8 months of the year anyway, and pretty good for the rest if you like winter sports.

Quality medical care and normal medium large city amenities half hour away by interstate in Spokane. Or choose an even bigger lake, good ski area and similar social attractions 40 miles or so north of there at Sandpoint on Lake Pend Oreille.

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Bleh, NW! You knew what I meant!
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Bleh, NW! You knew what I meant!
True; but we love funning. It is an antidote to cloudy days.

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Clear Lake, California (Lake County).

Moderate weather, pretty large lake, not far from the coast, wine country, and a jaunt to san francisco. Plenty of airports. $150-200k buys you a modest home. $350-400 would buy something pretty nice.

Some parts are a little redneck, some parts are pretty upper middle class. Lots of pretty nice small towns a reasonable drive to the lake that have very different cultures, like Ukiah, Cloverdale and Calistoga.

A deep secondary is the Lake Oroville, CA area. Quite inexpensive right now. Close to a really nice college town with a lot of good retail restaurants (Chico) and under 90 minutes to the state capitol. Very clean lake (its used as a drinking water source) and home to a lot of houseboaters. Very rural, lots of rednecky areas. Tough traffic on the weekends.

So the left coast isnt necessarily all high priced...you could get a right smart place somewhere between lakeport and ukiah and spend your afternoons tripping through big name wineries, 5 star restaurants and the california seacoast all under an hours drive.
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So the left coast isnt necessarily all high priced...you could get a right smart place somewhere between lakeport and ukiah and spend your afternoons tripping through big name wineries, 5 star restaurants and the california seacoast all under an hours drive.
CFB You're leaving out the best part... HOME>>Robinson Rancheria Resort & Casino CASINOS!

And coming March 15th... WAR in concert! All your favorite 70's and 80's bands and super groups.
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And coming March 15th... WAR in concert!
Oh wow. I saw them in 1971 at the Hollywood Bowl. I thought they were all dead.

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Oh wow. I saw them in 1971 at the Hollywood Bowl. I thought they were all dead.

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Selling yourself for 25 bucks a head for a one nite show at an Indian Casino. Ya call that living?

Ha, do you remember who was their opening act?
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True; but we love funning. It is an antidote to cloudy days.

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The disgust I feel is for myself! I pick on DW for it, she's brilliant, scientific education from a top school, high priced consultant....and can't tell left from right if her life depended on it. So now I guess I have to stop.
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Selling yourself for 25 bucks a head for a one nite show at an Indian Casino. Ya call that living?

Ha, do you remember who was their opening act?
No, I can't remember. I think the concert was in early September.

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MD has lots of taxes. We just sold a rental property right outside of D.C. and it was painful. MD even does this thing where they "hold onto" your capital gains tax and you have to file for return the following year.
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hankster and Niko - could you name a few towns in the area of the Olympic Peninsula you're thinking of? On google maps I see Port Angeles, Sequim, and Port Townsend, but would love to get some tips on which areas have more sunny weather. I've generally ruled out the Seattle area for myself because of the rain (I get SAD), but this may change my mind. Thanks!
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hankster and Niko - could you name a few towns in the area of the Olympic Peninsula you're thinking of? On google maps I see Port Angeles, Sequim, and Port Townsend, but would love to get some tips on which areas have more sunny weather. I've generally ruled out the Seattle area for myself because of the rain (I get SAD), but this may change my mind. Thanks!
Sequim is the least rainy, Prt Townsend the most artsy, PA getting to be a pretty big town and right at the road up onto Hurricane Ridge. PA is the rainiest.

But don't translate relative lack of rain into sun. None of these places have much light in the winter, although if you are on the water the long vistas make up for some of it.

Sequim and Port Townsend offer some winter sailing in protected waters- in Port Angeles you are going right out into the Straits of Juan de Fuca, which can get wild.

Nice ferry to Victoria area from PA. Beautiful return trip on a clear day looking up at Hurricane Ridge right behind the town.

Also, neither Sequim nor Part Townsend is anywhere close to cheap. I think if you were to add in travel, higher food costs, etc., there are many places around Seattle as cheap or cheaper.

South of Seattle along the sound, before you get to Tacoma, is a good bet IMO. Des Moines has a marina. Another possibility north of Seattle is Everett. Nice marina, although you have to share the harbor with the US Navy. Farther north is LaConner with a nice marina and an artsy town, then Anacortes then Bellingham. All have marinas.

I have lived on the peninsula. Fun for a young guy, but if I were a boater wanting to retire up here I'd look first at some of these mainland sites.

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Sequim is the least rainy, Prt Townsend the most artsy, PA getting to be a pretty big town and right at the road up onto Hurricane Ridge. PA is the rainiest.

But don't translate relative lack of rain into sun. None of these places have much light in the winter, although if you are on the water the long vistas make up for some of it.

Sequim and Port Townsend offer some winter sailing in protected waters- in Port Angeles you are going right out into the Straits of Juan de Fuca, which can get wild.

Nice ferry to Victoria area from PA. Beautiful return trip on a clear day looking up at Hurricane Ridge right behind the town.

Also, neither Sequim nor Part Townsend is anywhere close to cheap. I think if you were to add in travel, higher food costs, etc., there are many places around Seattle as cheap or cheaper.

South of Seattle along the sound, before you get to Tacoma, is a good bet IMO. Des Moines has a marina. Another possibility north of Seattle is Everett. Nice marina, although you have to share the harbor with the US Navy. Farther north is LaConner with a nice marina and an artsy town, then Anacortes then Bellingham. All have marinas.

I have lived on the peninsula. Fun for a young guy, but if I were a boater wanting to retire up here I'd look first at some of these mainland sites.

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I've been up in that area frequently and fairhaven (southern edge of bellingham WA. ) is pretty nice. victoria is really nice too. it seems to have
the best weather of the area also. (if you don't mind moving to canada).
port angeles seemed a bit grimy. port townsend is quite nice..
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MD has lots of taxes. We just sold a rental property right outside of D.C. and it was painful. MD even does this thing where they "hold onto" your capital gains tax and you have to file for return the following year.
MD is pretty bad. Flies under the radar of NY, NJ, MA, but it's pretty taxy around here.
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moemg - do you adopt?

just kidding.

she's a beauty, and don't EVEN tell me that's your back yard. <waaaaaaaaaahhh>
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Retire Near Water at Reasonable Cost
You are thinking in the right way economically to want to live near water rather than on the water as prices and insurance costs really take a jump up when you have that water in your back yard..
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