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Old 11-12-2010, 03:23 PM   #41
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Eugene sounds interesting. We would really like to get away from the big city so though Portland sounds nice we're not sure it's for us. We would also like a vegetable garden so we are thinking a condo would not suit us.

Now if we could just finish fixing up house up so we can sell it and then do some traveling that would be great! My dh does not like to fly so it's a long trip out to the PNW from St Louis.
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Old 11-12-2010, 06:00 PM   #42
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Not as long as the trip some of my Missouri ancestors took in the 1840s.
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Not as long as the trip some of my Missouri ancestors took in the 1840s.
True but it does seem so far away from here. One other thing what time does it get dark up there now? It gets dark at 5:00 here and now that we are retired we hat it even more than when we worked!

BTW. I have to ask what is the significance of "Duck bjorn"?
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Thanks for that link, I'm moving to a new place in the next month. It has a walkability score of 92.
diito for where I am now.
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True but it does seem so far away from here. One other thing what time does it get dark up there now? It gets dark at 5:00 here and now that we are retired we hat it even more than when we worked!

BTW. I have to ask what is the significance of "Duck bjorn"?
Duck bjorn = University of Oregon graduate and born in Eugene, granddaughter of a Norwegian immigrant (the only one in the family he would speak Norwegian to, sadly he died before I started school so I have forgotten much of the language).

bjorn is baby in Norwegian
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WHere are you moving to that has such high walkability scores? That's what we are really interested in.

We want to walk to places but fear the garden requirement conflicts plus we don't want to live in another big city. We were thinking maybe a college town?
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WHere are you moving to that has such high walkability scores? That's what we are really interested in.

We want to walk to places but fear the garden requirement conflicts plus we don't want to live in another big city. We were thinking maybe a college town?
That should be very easy to do in well over 100 different college towns in America. After all, students walk back and forth all day from off-campus housing, much of which is SFHs with yards.

If you don't like Bellingham, or Olympia, WA, or Eugene or Corvallis or Ashland, OR or Arcata, CA, try Oxford or Yellow Springs OH or Lexington or Elizabethtown or Bowling Green, KY or Knoxville TN or Athens GA, or Gainesville FL, or... or... or...
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WHere are you moving to that has such high walkability scores? That's what we are really interested in.

We want to walk to places but fear the garden requirement conflicts plus we don't want to live in another big city. We were thinking maybe a college town?
Stuart,Fl...definitely not a big city.
I can walk to most places (grocery store, hospital, etc), sidewalks almost everywhere, downtown/riverwalk is real nice.
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