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Old 05-30-2006, 04:32 PM   #1
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Where is everyone? Why did you choose that place? Would you decide to go there again?
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Texas to be with family. Otherwise I'd still be itinerant boater.
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Canada primarily to be with family as well. And cheap healthcare for my retirement.
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florida house for now for family. next possibly itinerant summer apartments & after that likely itinerant boat. have never before had so many options. it's a little overwelming. not yet sure how it's all gonna play out.
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... have never before had so many options. it's a little overwelming. not yet sure how it's all gonna play out.
The heartbreak of ER...
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Hard to say. I just moved and am staying with my Dad in NYC for a bit longer. Then I am heading down to Tucson to establish my residency. Then it's off to Thailand (I think) but who knows.
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florida house for now for family. next possibly itinerant summer apartments & after that likely itinerant boat. have never before had so many options. it's a little overwelming. not yet sure how it's all gonna play out.
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If California gets a separate category, Minnesota should too.* ** I shouldn't be dumped in the central midwest with the likes of Arkansas or Ohio.*


What about the deep south ala Louisiania, Alabama, Mississsippi?

What about Wyoming, Colorado, Montana?

I know, I am a pissy pants.
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I said New England because that's where I intend to stay. House is paid for, family and support network is there. I love the all of the seasons, yep, even winter as long as I don't have to drive during a snow storm. This past winter was nice, all storms seem to happen either Sat or Sun, no worry about commute, it was very relaxing.

We'll probably do some extended vacation time in FL with some friends and relatives but not really winter there.

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I know, I am a pissy pants.
Don't worry too much about it, Martha. That's just the "golden years" creeping up on you.

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I refused to answer. No self-respecting Southwesterner will agree to being lumped with Texas. :P
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Louisiana - aka New Orleans - 12

Now Missouri - for ? - aka Kansas City.

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...self-respecting Southwesterner...
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No, that would be "respectable Southwesterner"...
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Why did you choose that place?
The Navy chose it for us. *We started our careers on the east coast & Europe, spent some time in Monterey, and figured that San Diego must be heaven on earth. *Our assignment officers begged us DINKs to go to Hawaii and fill some of their gapped billets.

After four years we "ran out of jobs" here and had to go to San Diego. *We figured that we'd get over our Hawaii infatuation, avoid "rock fever", and resume our normal lives. *

Couldn't do it. *In fact, every time our planes landed in Hawaii we felt like we were coming "home" again. *San Diego is a nice place to live but to us it's cold, polluted, and even more crowded than Oahu. *The idea of returning to the east coast is more foreign to us than a trip to Japan.

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Heck yeah.

From the Navy perspective, it was where the action was at (and still is). *You also don't have to worry about things freezing (like sanitation hoses) or have to drive on the surface for six hours to find water deep enough to submerge in. *The Hawaii Navy culture is a lot more relaxed and less ossified steeped in tradition than the east coast, too. *Chief petty officers are actually expected to do their jobs and given the responsibility of doing so. *Officers are actually expected to lead and to think instead of to do what they're told.

Great climate. *Beaches everywhere. *Tradewinds with lower humidity than the Caribbean. *A seemingly infinite variety of cultures, languages, & cuisines. *Exotic flora & fauna. *Different religions & philosophies. *A chance to break with our families and establish some family/tradition of our own. *And then I learned how to surf...
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What about the deep south ala Louisiania, Alabama, Mississsippi?
Yes, why are we lumped in with those *bermuda shorts, black socks, sandal wearing Florida people?
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Hmmmm

I'll have to work on the Navy branch of the Family(San Diego and Pennsecola) to draw an Island billet so's I can go visit.

Can't be better than Missoura though - right?

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California is very diverse. *The major dividing line is coastal paradise or inland hell. *Then there is northern, central (e.g. Monterey through Santa Barbara), and southern coasts. *The northern coast, except for greater San Francisco, is pretty wild; the southern coast has been so heavily developed it is difficult to see the ocean. *

We retired to the small town of Montecito, adjacent to Santa Barbara. *It sits on a mile wide shelf between the Pacific Ocean and the Santa Ynez Mountains of the Los Padres National Forest. *For a combination of mild weather and scenic beauty, it is hard to beat. *Thus, RE prices are very high.

But Bakersfiled, Barstow, Fresno, and Tracy are also California, and in many ways differ little from much of Texas, except it is a shorter drive to the Pacific Ocean. *Sure, RE is cheap, but would you choose to reitre in there?

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But Bakersfiled, Barstow, Fresno, and Tracy are also California, and in many ways differ little from much of Texas, except it is a shorter drive to the Pacific Ocean. Sure, RE is cheap, but would you choose to reitre in there?

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I spend 9 weeks in Barstow once back in 1980. I don't know what's happened to the place since then BUT.. I wouldn't mind retiring to a place like that. I am not "in" to doing a lot of stuff so I don't live or die by constant external stimulation. (That's the reason I needed to retire anyway) I thought it was a nice little small town.

And it's a few hours drive from Las vegas if you want a weekend of fun and frolic. In fact in those days my regulat home was Las Vegas and I wouldn;t mind living in Las vegas c 1979/80 either but not today's LV
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Can't be better than Missoura though - right?
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If you have no idea how nice it is then you'll never miss it...

One of my indications that I'd never have problems in ER was seeing an old stoner underemployed handyman in Pahoa. A dozen other homeowners were paying him a retainer to keep an eye on their places, where little or no work needed to be done, and his only "mandatory" expenses were groceries & gas. He said that some days he was so wasted hung over tired from surfing that he could hardly finish his rounds.

I realized that if God had meant mankind to remain carefree or poor then he wouldn't have invented plumbing.
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