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Old 12-14-2005, 02:36 PM   #121
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Being an ex-Canadian and new to this board I read through this entire old post with interest. To each his own but I would never consider moving back and given the opportunity most of my relatives would join me down here in the USA in a heartbeat . . . could say more but that's enough . . . do your own due diligence before you take the leap north IMO.
That's interesting because most of my American relatives (aka husband's family) would consider moving to Canada in a heartbeat.
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Re: FIRE to Canada
Old 12-14-2005, 04:16 PM   #122
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Canada = Cold. Although I enjoy my visit to Victoria years ago.
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Old 12-14-2005, 05:09 PM   #123
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Canada = Cold. Although I enjoy my visit to Victoria years ago.
I can't think of a single reason that I'd want to go to Canada,
even temporarily. OTOH, Toronto was my fav. big city at one time.

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Old 12-14-2005, 05:11 PM   #124
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We are spending Xmas here in Canada. It is Cold. But We are Canadian, English and American Citizens, with 3 passports. No problems there.

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Old 12-14-2005, 05:17 PM   #125
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We are spending Xmas here in Canada.* It is Cold. But We are Canadian, English and American Citizens, with 3 passports. No problems there.

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I don't quite get this. Why are all of those passports so important?
So you can get to better weather? I have never held a passport
and I can easily get to better weather. Did I miss something?

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Old 12-14-2005, 07:03 PM   #126
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I don't quite get this.* Why are all of those passports so important?
So you can get to better weather?* I have never held a passport
and I can easily get to better weather.* Did I miss something?

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Yes, the joy of experiencing other countries and cultures. Weather isn't everything.
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Old 12-14-2005, 07:25 PM   #127
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I liked Victoria and Montreal, but way too cold for me. Montreal had a neat subway system, about 3 stories, if I remember correctly with all kinds of shops. So you didn't have to get out in that cold, I guess.

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Old 12-14-2005, 09:02 PM   #128
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I have never held a passport and I can easily get to better weather.* Did I miss something?

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You missed about 95% of the rest of planet.* * Some folks are stay at home types, some not, to each his own.

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Old 12-15-2005, 04:38 AM   #129
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I can't think of a single reason that I'd want to go to Canada,
even temporarily.* OTOH, Toronto was my fav. big city at one time.

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Shakespeare performed at Stratord would be the number one reason to go temporarily, and its in the summer and warm and sunny.
A close second is some of the best walleye fishing around. And as I'm sure you know, fresh walleye is worth travelling a bit for.
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Shakespeare performed at Stratord would be the number one reason to go temporarily, and its in the summer and warm and sunny.
Stratford in Canada?? The RSC is in Stratford upon-Avon, England - best place to see Shakespeare.
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Old 12-15-2005, 10:00 AM   #131
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I can't think of a single reason that I'd want to go to Canada,
even temporarily.* OTOH, Toronto was my fav. big city at one time.

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Oops...........I thought of one. The fishing can be pretty good

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Old 12-15-2005, 10:07 AM   #132
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Stratford in Canada?? The RSC is in Stratford upon-Avon, England - best place to see Shakespeare.
The Stratford Festival of Canada. I hear it's a pretty big deal.

http://www.stratford-festival.on.ca/
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Old 12-15-2005, 10:58 AM   #133
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I liked Victoria and Montreal, but way too cold for me. Montreal had a neat subway system, about 3 stories, if I remember correctly with all kinds of shops. So you didn't have to get out in that cold, I guess.

That's warm compared to the weather in Minnesota. I am looking at 7 inches of snow outside my window.
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Old 01-06-2006, 10:05 AM   #134
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I can't think of a single reason that I'd want to go to Canada,
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Some parts of Canada are further south than Northern california.

If the only reason you write off visiting somwhere is the weather, at least your perceived idea of the weather, that is pretty lame.

I would guess that would narrow the choices down to Florida, California, Arizona, New Mexico, Louisiana, and Georgia

Global Warming should eliminate that excuse, and having been to Arizona and Texas when it was 120+, forget it.

The economist said that Canadians and Americans are very similar, only Americans are much heavier, and if the only thing we have to complain about in Canada is the weather, that ain't bad.

Having been trapped in an Eathquake in California, averted a hurricane in Florida,a nd those Twisters in Kansas scare the hell out of me, i am going for a walk in the snow, albeit there is not much since it rained last night.

Fishing, river runs through my town, come spawning season, 40 pound Salmon are routinely taken.

We know summer has arrived in Canada when we see a car with New York plates in July with skis strapped on the car.
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Old 01-06-2006, 11:10 AM   #136
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We are spending Xmas here in Canada.* It is Cold. But We are Canadian, English and American Citizens, with 3 passports. No problems there.

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We had one of the warmest Christmas' in Calgary this year...Christmas Day was 15C (approx. 60F). So far, it's been one of the warmest and driest winters in Calgary. There's no snow on the ground anywhere and the temp today is about 50F.
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Old 01-06-2006, 11:26 AM   #137
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That's interesting because most of my American relatives (aka husband's family) would consider moving to Canada in a heartbeat.
Anybody live in Vancouver? My parents just got a place for second home and are considering retiring there. They are IN LOOOVE with the city and get all wistful talking about it.
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I would guess that would narrow the choices down to Florida, California, Arizona, New Mexico, Louisiana, and Georgia
Doesn't that seem like a boring existence - the depressing sameness of warm weather.
I like the shock and awe of 4 seasons dang it, although Minnesota winter could be shortened a month or so...6-7 months is a bit too long for a season for my tastes.
We Minnesotoans are pretty close to being Canadians and by golly we're tough enough to be canadians or is it canadiens - maybe we can secede and become a Canadian province, although they should lose that Queen business and the huge hockey thing and lose the high taxes and get a new government. Other than those minor complaints I love Canada and think they could learn to love me too.

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Doesn't that seem like a boring existence - the depressing sameness of* warm weather.
Thank goodness people like you live in places like that so people like me don't have to.

Hawaii has clearly defined seasons that take a year or so of sustained residency to detect-- hot, dry weather Aug-Oct (especially if the tradewinds die and the Kona vog moves in), cool wet winters Nov-Feb (hey, it was 68 degrees Fahrenheit again this morning), and absolutely perfect spring weather through May. I believe that summer begins when the south shore surf rises anew, and it stays that way until Kona takes over...

If I couldn't live in Hawaii then I'd be able to put up with San Diego or the Monterey Peninsula. But I don't miss Pittsburgh's version of the seasons one bit.
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If I couldn't live in Hawaii then I'd be able to put up with San Diego or the Monterey Peninsula.
I will settle for other California costal cities: San Luis Obispo, San Juan Capistrono, San Clemente, Santa Monica, Santa Barbara, San Francisco, Half moon bay ..... Unforunately, the costs of living are so expensive.
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