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Old 12-09-2006, 12:49 AM   #41
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And Hello to you bow-tie....Hawkeyes appear to be few and far between on these boards!

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Here's another born and bred Iowegian for the first 18 years. Haven't been back in there in almost ten years. When I was, it was ok for the first twenty minutes but quickly knew it was a "been there, done that, not gonna do it again" type thing. But unlike most Hawkeyes, I'm not retiring to AZ but heading in opposite way to GA.
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Re: Ever regretted moving south?
Old 12-09-2006, 07:24 AM   #42
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I spoke to friends in NY and it was 18 degrees this AM. I don't miss that!
Same here this morning. It will warm up some today but whats going on? This is frigging MS!
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Hey Nords, didn't you used to live in the DC area at one time? I thought I remembered you mentioning it before.
Yep, I was incarcerated at USNA for four years and finally escaped in 1982. I also lived in Carydale East Apartments in Alexandria for six months while working at the Naval Research Lab. I sometimes wonder if Generous George still has his Positive Pizza Palace near there, but the 60s were very good to him and I don't think he had much of a life expectancy left.

My FIL worked at CBS's Washington bureau for 30+ years. Spouse was raised in Bowie and my BIL the CPA lives with his spouse in Crofton.
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Yep, I was incarcerated at USNA for four years and finally escaped in 1982. I also lived in Carydale East Apartments in Alexandria for six months while working at the Naval Research Lab. I sometimes wonder if Generous George still has his Positive Pizza Palace near there, but the 60s were very good to him and I don't think he had much of a life expectancy left.
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I love the South. It has great weather (I like heat, even in summer--and where I live in south Texas it gets so hot it makes you forget your fear of hell!!!!!) I think at age 18 I stopped loving snow and knew there had to be a more tropical climate-but it took me 30 more years of Mid-western and East coast living before I acted on my desire.

The winter of 95 in MA produced over a 100 inches of snow and I knew it was time to make a move. I have never regretted it--and TX has been good to me. 11 years and I'm still happy with the move.

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Moved from Michigan to central Florida (horse country) 27 months ago. Stayed for the last summer just to see what it was like. (Original plan was to use travel trailer every summer and go back for the hottest months) We learned to work around the heat. Up early, stay inside during the middle and go out at night. Its wounderful to be able to get out on any given day. I am in a wheel chair, so working for 30 years in Michigan was a hassel. Might not be for everyone but the wife and I love it.
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Its wounderful to be able to get out on any given day.
Yes, I think that's a key thing for me. With few exceptions you can enjoy the outdoors, do outdoor tasks, or just cheer yourself up with 15 minutes of warm, bright sunshine virtually 365 days a year. It's essentially a lifestyle thing.
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I love the South. It has great weather (I like heat, even in summer--and where I live in south Texas it gets so hot it makes you forget your fear of hell!!!!!)
I don't have any fear of hell so I think I will skip the hell-on-earth of the Texas summer.
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Well, I was born and raised in New Orleans. I thrive on heat and humidity. To reverse the theme of this thread, I went from warm to cold and have lived in cold weather in Japan, Europe and New England. So, I've tried it, and just can't hack it. It looks great in the movies when the snow starts falling and it is. . . the first day or so. Just cannot stand 3-6 months of it. And shoveling or blowing that lovely white fluffy stuff into great piles so you can get out of the driveway? Ugh.
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Still there.
Excellent!

When spouse-to-be and I dropped by he'd always ask "Will you two be French kissing later tonight?"

We went there a lot. He's no fool...
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Old 12-11-2006, 10:17 PM   #51
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I have lived in the southwest most of my adult life. I like to travel, so the AZ Desert heat is really just a reminder to hit the road for three months. I can travel two hours and be thirty degrees cooler in the north or keep on I 40 and had west to 101, ten head north and stop anywhere for a while and enjoy the place. There are always cheap filghts to new places. Find the map and throw a dart. Just keep moving and its all good. 8)
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Thank you all for responding. We live up North and for years I enjoyed the winter and its activities. Now not so much (getting Old? -- according to the kids I'm already there )

As I suspected, those who are South enjoy the freedom from the hassle and work of snow/sleet/ice etc. I'm sure in the next few years we'll be looking to set up, at least for the winter, in a less hostile enviroment.

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Would never go back to Buffalo ... except for a short summer visit ... and it would probably be cloudy and rain ...


When / if you move south, also consider some less obvious choices ... the Carolinas, KY, TN, AL, NM come to mind. Home pricing and cost of living can be much more attractive.
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Stay where you are! It is getting too crowded here in Georgia. Have you thought about western Canada? Way too many yankees here! Stay away
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Stay where you are! It is getting too crowded here in Georgia. Have you thought about western Canada? Way too many yankees here! Stay away
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How many months/weeks a year do you plan to be on the road in your RV?
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If I were to total it up; I would estimate about 2 - 3 months a year. If I wasn't setting up my house I would be making my way down to Key West, Fla right now and then maybe up to South Carolina before going back to Atlanta.

From my recent trip out west I think I would limit my travels to the southeast and areas west and north of Texas. Of the RV parks I saw east of Texas they were a bit of a downer. They tended to be packed in, high priced and filled with workers who can't afford traditional appartments.

Also, on my list is Mexico but I would do that with a group of people for security and help with a breakdown along the way.

The RV life is a good one anyway you go. Some go with the Class A and with everything you have in an upscale house. I like the smaller ones for the ease of pulling and it is as close to camping as you can get without sleeping on the ground.
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I like the smaller ones for the ease of pulling and it is as close to camping as you can get without sleeping on the ground.
So...something like this?

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So...something like this?
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Mr. Wahoo! You reminded me of our trip this winter. We'd both like to travel thru Texas in cognito. Right now DW is thinking Tex-Mex Queen Mum. I'm leaning towards Jethro-sexual. Any fashion ideas?
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We'd both like to travel thru Texas in cognito.
I thought you had a Lazy Daze?

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Right now DW is thinking Tex-Mex Queen Mum. I'm leaning towards Jethro-sexual. Any fashion ideas?
Hey, the election judge at my local polling place last week wore bib overalls and a gimmiecap. I'm thinking what you wear isn't too important, but you might want to limit your conversations to "yep" and "nope" to prevent giving yourselves away.

And if your congnito has MN plates, you might want to slap some mud on them. Caint be to careful while travlin' thru these here parts, you know.

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