Join Early Retirement Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Why I LOVE any climate
Old 07-18-2012, 09:33 AM   #1
Give me a museum and I'll fill it. (Picasso)
Give me a forum ...
Lsbcal's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: west coast, hi there!
Posts: 5,695
Why I LOVE any climate

I was not sure, should I vote for "why I hate colder climates" or "why I hate warmer climates"? As of this writing the cold climate haters are winning.

So to resolve this issue I started this thread.

Disclaimer: I've always lived in a Mediterranean climate on the West Coast. No real experience with extremes.
__________________

__________________
Lsbcal is online now   Reply With Quote
Join the #1 Early Retirement and Financial Independence Forum Today - It's Totally Free!

Are you planning to be financially independent as early as possible so you can live life on your own terms? Discuss successful investing strategies, asset allocation models, tax strategies and other related topics in our online forum community. Our members range from young folks just starting their journey to financial independence, military retirees and even multimillionaires. No matter where you fit in you'll find that Early-Retirement.org is a great community to join. Best of all it's totally FREE!

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest so you have limited access to our community. Please take the time to register and you will gain a lot of great new features including; the ability to participate in discussions, network with our members, see fewer ads, upload photographs, create a retirement blog, send private messages and so much, much more!

Old 07-18-2012, 10:43 AM   #2
Give me a museum and I'll fill it. (Picasso)
Give me a forum ...
Midpack's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Chicagoland
Posts: 11,979
I suppose 'Why I HATE any climate' will be the finale...

No place is perfect, though much of the left coast looks best for the USA. Too bad we can't afford to live anywhere out there. And there are wonderful seasons everywhere, I can put up with the bad seasons easy enough, I've learned to live near Chicago (winter brrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr)...
__________________

__________________
No one agrees with other people's opinions; they merely agree with their own opinions -- expressed by somebody else. Sydney Tremayne
Retired Jun 2011 at age 57

Target AA: 60% equity funds / 35% bond funds / 5% cash
Target WR: Approx 2.5% Approx 20% SI (secure income, SS only)
Midpack is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 07-18-2012, 10:49 AM   #3
Give me a museum and I'll fill it. (Picasso)
Give me a forum ...
braumeister's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Northern Kentucky
Posts: 8,623
People seem to be forgetting that there is an easy solution to the climate problem.

Step 1. Win the lottery.

Step 2. Buy a home in each climate zone and fully staff them with servants.

Step 3. Use your private jet to move around according to the season.

No big deal.
__________________
Pas de lieu Rhône que nous.
braumeister is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-18-2012, 10:59 AM   #4
Give me a museum and I'll fill it. (Picasso)
Give me a forum ...
Lsbcal's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: west coast, hi there!
Posts: 5,695
In my defense, I did not pick the West Coast. My parents came here from middle to lower middle Depression era backgrounds in the East. I was born here and worked here all my life.

I think you can love almost any climate (not just your own), but it's just a theory.
__________________
Lsbcal is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 07-18-2012, 11:01 AM   #5
Give me a museum and I'll fill it. (Picasso)
Give me a forum ...
brewer12345's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Posts: 16,391
Quote:
Originally Posted by braumeister View Post
People seem to be forgetting that there is an easy solution to the climate problem.

Step 1. Win the lottery.

Step 2. Buy a home in each climate zone and fully staff them with servants.

Step 3. Use your private jet to move around according to the season.

No big deal.
Or you can do it on the cheap, like lots of RV fulltimers. Many of them basically follow the sun, moving south in the winter and north in the summer.
__________________
"There are three kinds of men. The one that learns by reading. The few who learn by observation. The rest have to pee on the electric fence for themselves."



- Will Rogers
brewer12345 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-18-2012, 12:40 PM   #6
Moderator Emeritus
Nords's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: Oahu
Posts: 26,620
Quote:
Originally Posted by Midpack View Post
No place is perfect...
*Ahem.*

Tradewind cooling. No need for air conditioning. No need for heat. Year-round average temps from 75-85 with "extremes" of high 50s and low 90s once or twice per year.
__________________
*
*

The book written on E-R.org, "The Military Guide to Financial Independence and Retirement", on sale now! For more info see "About Me" in my profile.
I don't spend much time here anymore, so please send me a PM. Thanks.
Nords is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-18-2012, 12:53 PM   #7
Give me a museum and I'll fill it. (Picasso)
Give me a forum ...
brewer12345's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Posts: 16,391
Quote:
Originally Posted by Nords View Post
*Ahem.*

Tradewind cooling. No need for air conditioning. No need for heat. Year-round average temps from 75-85 with "extremes" of high 50s and low 90s once or twice per year.
No winter? No Fall? Sounds like a nice place to visit, but...
__________________
"There are three kinds of men. The one that learns by reading. The few who learn by observation. The rest have to pee on the electric fence for themselves."



- Will Rogers
brewer12345 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-18-2012, 01:07 PM   #8
Administrator
W2R's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: New Orleans
Posts: 38,936
Quote:
Originally Posted by Nords View Post
*Ahem.*

Tradewind cooling. No need for air conditioning. No need for heat. Year-round average temps from 75-85 with "extremes" of high 50s and low 90s once or twice per year.
My former in-laws lived in Orange County, California. When visiting Hawaii, they always made a point of loudly saying that the humidity and heat were intolerable. I am sure they would have complained bitterly about cold weather in colder climates.

Given the importance of factors like crime, city/town/village size, cost of living, and more, I really don't see any justification in making climate one's top priority in searching for a retirement home, at all. None of the responses to my thread have seemed to present significant reasons for doing so, IMO. But then, we are all different, I suppose...
__________________
Already we are boldly launched upon the deep; but soon we shall be lost in its unshored, harbourless immensities.

- - H. Melville, 1851
W2R is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 07-18-2012, 04:13 PM   #9
Thinks s/he gets paid by the post
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Posts: 3,709
Quote:
Originally Posted by braumeister View Post
People seem to be forgetting that there is an easy solution to the climate problem.

Step 1. Win the lottery.

Step 2. Buy a home in each climate zone and fully staff them with servants.

Step 3. Use your private jet to move around according to the season.

No big deal.
I'd say you need to broaden your horizons!

Ever heard of commerical airlines? For $150 you can fly to FLA on JetBlue for the winter. Of course, they make you sit next to perfect strangers (vs a private jet) but they get you there in the same amount of time.

For less than $2K a month you can rent a nice place for three months (Jan, Feb, March) near the beach --sorry, no servants-- and then head back north for another $150.

No lottery winnings required.
__________________
Living well is the best revenge!
Retired @ 52 in 2005
marko is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-18-2012, 04:58 PM   #10
Thinks s/he gets paid by the post
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Posts: 2,972
Quote:
Originally Posted by Nords View Post
*Ahem.*

Tradewind cooling. No need for air conditioning. No need for heat. Year-round average temps from 75-85 with "extremes" of high 50s and low 90s once or twice per year.
How's the humidity there? Being surrounded by water, i'm guessing it's high. Based on responses by several people in another thread, I think many would "need" a/c if they lived in Hawaii. It sounds nice to me though. I just need someone to give me 7 figures so I can move there.
__________________
aaronc879 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 07-18-2012, 04:58 PM   #11
Give me a museum and I'll fill it. (Picasso)
Give me a forum ...
Purron's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Posts: 5,584
No way I'd ever try to convince anyone the climate in the DC area is ideal. It's not! But we like it here anyway.

Thing is, most places have their good and bad points. One thing I've found when traveling is to find something you like about the place you're visiting and mention it to locals. Great way to make new friends

I'm amazed how many of our friends who live in other areas like to put down where we live. Makes me think about what my parents taught me as a young girl...

__________________
I purr therefore I am.
Purron is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-18-2012, 05:18 PM   #12
Give me a museum and I'll fill it. (Picasso)
Give me a forum ...
Midpack's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Chicagoland
Posts: 11,979
Quote:
Originally Posted by Purron View Post
Makes me think about what my parents taught me as a young girl...

My Mom drilled it into my head said it to me all the time too, must have been in the manual for that generation...
__________________
No one agrees with other people's opinions; they merely agree with their own opinions -- expressed by somebody else. Sydney Tremayne
Retired Jun 2011 at age 57

Target AA: 60% equity funds / 35% bond funds / 5% cash
Target WR: Approx 2.5% Approx 20% SI (secure income, SS only)
Midpack is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 07-18-2012, 05:21 PM   #13
Give me a museum and I'll fill it. (Picasso)
Give me a forum ...
Lsbcal's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: west coast, hi there!
Posts: 5,695
I new I'd missed something in my people skills. I will definitely have to remember Thumper's lesson.
__________________
Lsbcal is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 07-18-2012, 06:37 PM   #14
Give me a museum and I'll fill it. (Picasso)
Give me a forum ...
Chuckanut's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: West of the Mississippi
Posts: 6,337
Well....... So far this summer Seattle has had a total of 50 minutes of 80 degrees and over weather. Yep, fifty minutes.
__________________
The worst decisions are usually made in times of anger and impatience.
Chuckanut is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-18-2012, 06:57 PM   #15
Give me a museum and I'll fill it. (Picasso)
Give me a forum ...
Purron's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Posts: 5,584
Quote:
Originally Posted by Midpack View Post
My Mom drilled it into my head said it to me all the time too, must have been in the manual for that generation...
Yeah. Me too. My folks also gave me Bambi and Thumper stuffed animals. And read those Dr. Spock books. Amazing I survived
__________________
I purr therefore I am.
Purron is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-18-2012, 07:00 PM   #16
Thinks s/he gets paid by the post
Gotadimple's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Posts: 1,763
Quote:
Originally Posted by Chuckanut View Post
Well....... So far this summer Seattle has had a total of 50 minutes of 80 degrees and over weather. Yep, fifty minutes.
Well, that's the marine climate for you.

You know we've only had summer for 15 days, and real summer doesn't start for another 10 days. Patience!

-- Rita
__________________
Only got A dimple, would have preferred 2!
Gotadimple is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-18-2012, 07:00 PM   #17
Give me a museum and I'll fill it. (Picasso)
Give me a forum ...
Purron's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Posts: 5,584
Quote:
Originally Posted by Chuckanut View Post
Well....... So far this summer Seattle has had a total of 50 minutes of 80 degrees and over weather. Yep, fifty minutes.
Meanwhile, here on the east coast...So far this summer we've had a total of 50 minutes of 80 degrees and below weather. Yep, fifty minutes.
__________________
I purr therefore I am.
Purron is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-18-2012, 07:03 PM   #18
Thinks s/he gets paid by the post
Gotadimple's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Posts: 1,763
But to answer the original post:

Why I Love Any Climate? I'm alive. Any day on the bright side, is a good day.
__________________
Only got A dimple, would have preferred 2!
Gotadimple is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-18-2012, 07:20 PM   #19
Give me a museum and I'll fill it. (Picasso)
Give me a forum ...
Lsbcal's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: west coast, hi there!
Posts: 5,695
Quote:
Originally Posted by Gotadimple View Post
But to answer the original post:

Why I Love Any Climate? I'm alive. Any day on the bright side, is a good day.
Gotadimple, that was my thought too. ER, working, whatever. Life is good.
__________________
Lsbcal is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 07-18-2012, 07:24 PM   #20
Give me a museum and I'll fill it. (Picasso)
Give me a forum ...
Chuckanut's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: West of the Mississippi
Posts: 6,337
Quote:
Originally Posted by Gotadimple View Post
But to answer the original post:

Why I Love Any Climate? I'm alive. Any day on the bright side, is a good day.
+1
__________________

__________________
The worst decisions are usually made in times of anger and impatience.
Chuckanut is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


 

 
All times are GMT -6. The time now is 11:52 AM.
 
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.