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Old 06-25-2009, 11:47 AM   #21
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Not to hijack my own post, but, dixonge, I swim with a guy who's wife is dying of cancer who did the RV thing all over the country for 6 years. He said it was the best 6 years of their happy marriage of 48 years. Do it!
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Don't get me wrong, I'm not pining away for a house in the country either. More like 3-4 years of RV travel. So if I like a city and its weather I hang around awhile. But I have *so* had it with 100+ temps with 80%+ humidities in the summer. I like the idea of just driving to where-ever the weather is better. Summers in the north, winters in the south.
You often hear about people "wintering" in Florida. Out here the dream is to "summer" in the northern Rockies or along the Pacific Coast or something like that...
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Ok I did the test that it came up with San Jose, CA which is where we live now. To me, the biggest problem with this quiz is it doesn't ask the important questions about climate or geography, focuses too much on economics. When I changed my response to small towns only one of the suggestions was El Centro and who in their right mind would want to live there?
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Old 06-25-2009, 12:08 PM   #24
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Ok I did the test that it came up with San Jose, CA which is where we live now.
I lived in and around San Jose for most of my life (until 2003). Take away 75% of the people and the $500,000 starter homes and it would be perfect.
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I lived in and around San Jose for most of my life (until 2003). Take away 75% of the people and the $500,000 starter homes and it would be perfect.
Guess we'll have to get the word out about the proximity to Tule fog, the horrible traffic, sharks in the nearby water, uh oh, I'm running out of ideas.
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Guess we'll have to get the word out about the proximity to Tule fog, the horrible traffic, sharks in the nearby water, uh oh, I'm running out of ideas.
Well, at least if you took 75% of the people away, the "horrible traffic" problem would go away. And if you don't go into the ocean, the only Sharks around are playing hockey.

I commuted from south San Jose to Sunnyvale for many years. 101 was horrible and opening 85 made it somewhat better, but it was still lousy. I've become really spoiled by living in a place where five cars queued up behind a red light is "heavy traffic."

Oh, but you forgot earthquakes. I was about 6 miles from the epicenter of Loma Prieta in '89 so I won't be forgetting that one...
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There is a lot left out of that tool. I came up with Houston, which I love where I live but would like to move it to someplace with a climate a touch cooler than Hell on a hot day. And no Brown Recluse Spiders, Rattlesnakes, Copperheads, Fire Ants, Scorpions, etc., etc.

REW, you quitter, I ain't giving up!

Remember folks, there's more ways to die in Texas than just about anywhere else in North America. Turn that U-Haul around!
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Been to Columbia. Nice town
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Pretty funny. My current location popped up as #5 on the list, with two nearby communities as #1 and #2. #3 is about 200 miles away.

#4 was Anchorage, Alaska. Winter in Anchorage?


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.... I've become really spoiled by living in a place where five cars queued up behind a red light is "heavy traffic."

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Suspicions confirmed, Texas your unnamed state is getting to look mighty good there, cowboy.
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You often hear about people "wintering" in Florida. Out here the dream is to "summer" in the northern Rockies or along the Pacific Coast or something like that...
I've said something similar to "remind me again why we haven't moved to Colorado?" almost every summer lately...
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All of mine were in Texas--REW what happened to the anti-move here PR campaign?

My selections were: Tyler, Midland, Dothan, Amarillo (love the song by this name by Robert Earl Keen) and San Angelo.

They didn't ask in the questionnaire if I minded fire ants and rattlesnakes, I guess.
Yep me too - when I hit the South regional option.

heh heh heh - another set with bigger towns all regions put me in Des Moines - not tooo far up the road from where I am now. .
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Guess we'll have to get the word out about the proximity to Tule fog, the horrible traffic, sharks in the nearby water, uh oh, I'm running out of ideas.
Nothing like a whopper earthquake to slow down the invaders from the east.

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By gosh. I desire to retire in Monterey if my retirement travel budget allowed it Alas, unless I acquire more funds it will not be the case.
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Apparently all things being equal the best city of all is Des Moines-West Des Moines, which is the answer if you plug in "show all cities" and answer every other question as not important.
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I get LA and Orange Co; San Bernadino Sacramento and Seattle. So two of my favorite "places lived" did turn up. But I never went to San Bernadino or Sac that I didn't keep the pedal to the metal on I10 or I80!


This is a frightening result.

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I get LA and Orange Co; San Bernadino Sacramento and Seattle. So two of my favorite "places lived" did turn up. But I never went to San Bernadino or Sac that I didn't keep the pedal to the metal on I10 or I80!


This is a frightening result.

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I live in Sacramento. And I cant wait to get out of here. Maybe the whole grass is greener syndrome.. But Ive lived in a few places..So I got something to compare it too. To each his own I suppose.
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I live in Sacramento. And I cant wait to get out of here. Maybe the whole grass is greener syndrome.. But Ive lived in a few places..So I got something to compare it too. To each his own I suppose.
Can't move up a few miles into the foothills? I love it there -- the scenery, the weather, the history of the Mother Lode... if it weren't so expensive and so highly taxed in CA, I'd love to retire there.
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