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Old 06-25-2009, 07:31 PM   #41
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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.
Well you got it. The expenses and taxes. The weather I can tolerate either way. To accomplish our world travel desires.
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Old 06-25-2009, 07:39 PM   #42
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I answered with a "most important" answer to each question except which area of the country I wanted to live where I am totally flexible...and still comes up Des Moines.
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How come the Kiplinger search didn't ask important things like how far from the beach and how far from a mountain that gets snow in the winter?
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Old 06-25-2009, 07:50 PM   #44
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I answered with a "most important" answer to each question except which area of the country I wanted to live where I am totally flexible...and still comes up Des Moines.
The fix is in - my lips are sealed - sooo whenever anyone asks about Tonganoxie - I say nay nay - go to Des Moines.



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1-San Jose, CA
2-Napa, CA
3-San Francisco
4-Oxnard, CA
5-San Diego

Hey, I live in San Jose.

Of course I "manipulated" the answers by inputting the pacific coast as the best location and that cost of living is unimportant but I like the results.

I agree with Ziggy. IMHO if you can get around the high prices and congestion you can't beat CA.

I don't think that we need to do a RE-Wahoo because the cost of living alone is enough to keep most people out

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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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You've heard of fly-over country?

Well with the exception of the fruit stand near Davis and a couple of other select locations, I consider the whole friggin Central Valley to be drive-through country.

After all Bakersfield is a lot like Texas They wear cowboy hats, drive pick-up trucks, pump a lot of oil, like country music and it is so dang hot in the summer it's only fit for lizards and rattlesnakes

(You can thank me later RE-Wahoo!)

(With my humble apologizes to all of you that live in the the great state of Texas and the great Central Valley of California. I really love your fruit, nuts and vegges! And Texas barbeque is ok too )

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Live in Sunnyvale, wihtout gaming the quiz ended up with

1 Pueblo Co
2 St Goerge Ut
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No Des Moines...

1. Huntsville, AL Metro Area
2. Durham, NC Metro Area
3. Ann Arbor, MI Metro Area
4. Trenton-Princeton, NJ Metro Area
5. Fort Collins-Loveland, CO Metro Area
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And Texas barbeque is ok too )MB
Just ok? Hmmmm....

Two of the cities listed for me were in TX. Of course neither one is the TX city I live in, but close enough. After all, I'm just 306.03 miles away from China Grove.
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(With my humble apologizes to all of you that live in the the great state of Texas and the great Central Valley of California. I really love your fruit, nuts and vegges! And Texas barbeque is ok too )

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I imagine it would be a fine combination....
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I cried hottubs of tears over you
I can't eat a bite of tofu
I've given up tai chi, and group therapy too
I cried hottubs of tears over you

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I imagine it would be a fine combination....
Tofu and BBQ? No, I just don't see it. But I'm biased in that I can't stand the nasty rubbery stuff. However, personal dislike aside, I can't imagine it. Except perhaps in the Peoples' Democratic Republic of Austin.

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Looks like we've got 'em worked up...eh, mb?

Perhaps the combination would be a delicacy outside of the United States...
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I agree with Ziggy. IMHO if you can get around the high prices and congestion you can't beat CA.

I don't think that we need to do a RE-Wahoo because the cost of living alone is enough to keep most people out

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I agree with Ziggy. IMHO if you can get around the high prices and congestion you can't beat CA.
And if you can get around the humidity and sparsity of cultural opportunities, you can't beat flyover country? Really, choosing a place just depends on how you weight various positives and negatives and is very individual.

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I don't think that we need to do a RE-Wahoo because the cost of living alone is enough to keep most people out
I lived for six years in Northern California, and for six years in Southern California, plus the inevitable work trips there recently, so I feel I have a little familiarity with the state. It is a state with outstanding natural beauty, but still I wouldn't live there even if it was cheap, not congested, and the last ER location on earth. It just isn't for me. But be glad! I'll be one less person knocking on the door, so to speak. And the fewer people come there, the less the congestion will be.
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well I just went thru the exercise and got 5 cities I would never think about retiring in...

maybe i should retake it?
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Yes, but did you get Des Moines? And who would ever retire there unless they had family around that area?
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