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Jim Shoe

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Posted: 02/08/14 11:53am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I've lived in the Greater Cincinnati area all my life, and I know where everything is. Thanks to the Navy, I spent 10 weeks in boot camp on the western shore of Lake Michigan, a winter in Boston, and about 15 months in Pensacola. Since I retired, I've been back to both Boston and Pensacola. They moved everything on me while I was gone!


Retired and visiting as much of this beautiful country as I can.


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've lived here...or in another similarly cold area all my life.

Now that I'm in my 60's I ask myself...why am I still here ?


Why not move to a milder climate ?


Well because this is where my family and friends live.

Also the spring, summer and fall are wonderful out here.

That is about how I feel here in NJ. I spent two years up in Alaska when I was in the Army (1965-1968 ) so I know about cold weather, also have been to Florida for vacation with the grand kids during the summer so I know about hot, humid weather.


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Posted: 02/08/14 12:10pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Weather and no taxes.


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Just one word for why we've held on to our upstate NY roots: "Family"

If we could figure out how to get our daughters and their families to all move south, we could easily replant our roots in a more comfortable year round climate. As it is, we just travel as the mood strikes us, and when we get tired of Florida we'll likely head back north, maybe towards the end of March or early April. After that? Somewhere else... [emoticon]


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Check out my signature file for where I live... We choose that (late Wife and I) for many reasons.. one, we wanted to follow instructions (Remember the car ads from the 60s "See the U S A in your Chevrolet"), Well, the Motor home is built upon a Workhorse chassis (As close to Chevrolet as it gets) with a Chevy 8.1L Vortec.. So we did, in fact, get to see a good part of the USA in our Chevrolet powered motor home before she crashed the jeep.


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In my case, I currently (for the most part) live in Texas cause that's where the job is. Eventually, will return to Alaska for good. Enjoy the scenery, the activities, wildlife, the people (to an unfortunately decreasing degree), and just the general ambience.

There's a T-Shirt circulating that says "It's a 907 thing...you wouldn't understand": While I won't go that far, Alaska just has a unique set of circumstances that really appeals to me....although I'm getting where I enjoy watching winter blizzards from inside a cabin rather than from the Bibler.


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Where we live is just a wonderful happy, clean, very safe, always growing, excellent jobs and career place to work in or have a business in, economically stable, outstanding schools always in the top 5% in the entire nation, 16 colleges and universities within 30 miles to choose from, recreation everywhere for everyone and like living in a very fine vacation resort place 24/7/365, a superb place to raise a family, very low cost of living and taxes, no slums or urban decayed areas, well kept up homes and properties, fine cultural and historical surroundings, having a gorgeous 100 mile by 340 mile clean fresh water swimming pool that's 923 feet deep with a clean pure golden sand beach and bottom of the water that gradually slopes, the big pool is complete with hundreds of thousands of pleasure boats and even huge ships, unbelievable fishing 360 degrees, fabulous hunting, very fine camping, hundreds of miles of hiking and biking trails with many paved, nearly a hundred public parks within 20 miles, excellent indoor and outdoor dining and entertainment, huge forests on hundreds of thousands of acres all around you for everyone to enjoy, huge sandunes to climb or play on, so much for kids of all ages to do, very friendly clean pleasant people all around you with the same desires, so much fresh fruit and vegetables abound like living in a fresh farm market, big cities to visit only 45 minutes to 2-1/2 hours away, just to name a few of the many reasons! All this and I didn't even include the delight of having of family so close.

Why would we ever move away to have less???


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Sorry folks, but we need to state, for the 100th plus time; leave politics somewhere other than on this forum.

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I currently live in FL...for the 4th time...due to DH's job. However, job went away... so house is up for sale. There are several job prospects in FL. DH is 69 now and we are seriously looking at just hitting the road.

All family...and most friends are back in MO. Untill recently we were strongly considering going back to MO. Moved so many times in the last 10 years, I don't seem to have a "direction of home". Not sure I really want to commit to a single place. But still have a desire to have a "home base". I know... sounds kinda goofy.

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We are very fortunate to live way out in the boonies on 80 acres, on side of a beautiful, forested mountain, at 2000', for 27 years.

We live among the mostly friendly forest critters, those that live & evolve in the water, the graceful winged ones.

There are 7 artesian springs (gravity flow down the mountain), a year round creek, & a spring fed bass pond.

This winter it has only snowed once, about 6", Dec6. We get partially sunny days, many days through the winter. Very little wind here. The mountains protect us. Most winters are mild. Coldest months are usually Dec, Jan. maybe down to the 20's.... teens. Highs in winter months many years a few days are in the 60's...70's.

We love living here...there is several lifetimes of firewood. There are billions of stars in the clear night sky, clean, cold, delicious spring water, clean air......[emoticon]

We are in Between "The Rogue & Umpqua Rivers". Are several lakes & ponds nearby with great c&r fishing & good trails to explore...[emoticon]

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