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    Re: Tell us about your state/place you live.

    This is less than 20 miles from where I live.

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    Re: Tell us about your state/place you live.

    I grew up in a small town in Southern California, then moved to Oregon as a teen. I live in the Willamette Valley we have 3 acres. Our daughter and her fiance just took over the 25 acres where hubby grew up and are growing organic vegetables. It's a very nice area, but rains about 9 months of the year, and that's a real downer. If you don't have a greenhouse, the growing season is rarely long enough for tomatoes. The coast is about two hours away, and it is lovely. The mountains are about an hour away with great hiking, equestrian trails and fishing.
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    Re: Tell us about your state/place you live.

    Quote Originally Posted by Winchester View Post
    I've lived 5,000 feet and up almost my entire life. My in-laws have a hard time doing anything that requires physical exertion when they visit.
    Exactly. He wants to take me to all the places he remembers from Colorado this spring, but I worry that he's going to struggle when we get there. He had lung cancer last year, and had to have part of his lung removed. Coupled with COPD anyway, he has a hard time breathing from time to time.




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    Re: Tell us about your state/place you live.

    I am always skeptical of those on the internet that would like personal information about members of any website.
    Verification of what the NSA already knows?
    ...or just additional background information.
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    Re: Tell us about your state/place you live.

    I grew up in and around Hot Springs, Arkansas. Here it is:



    It's a beautiful area with lots of public land. Great place to retire, but not the best place to earn a living in. So when I was in my early 20s, I moved up to Kansas City, MO. We own a little Cape Cod built in 1941 on the Kansas side of the metro today, about 2 miles or so from the Missouri state line. It takes me no more than 10 minutes from the time I leave my door until I get to my workplace downtown. Kansas City is a nice place to live with a relatively low cost of living for a major city, a good and diverse economy, and it's actually a very pretty city with rolling hills, tons of trees, more boulevards than Paris and more fountains than any city other than Rome. It's quite the culinary and hipster mecca these days too.

    Here is the Plaza:



    Downtown:



    We have well over 100 miles of single track just in the city limits itself:



    Several lakes in the area, the Ozarks are less than 3 hours South, Colorado is just an 8 hour drive to the West, and Minnesota is just a few hours North. We have a thriving cultural scene, traffic isn't bad, and our overall quality of life is very good. The downsides are cold and sometimes bitterly cold winters, hot and humid summers, and the closest Mountains would be 4 hours South in Arkansas.
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    Re: Tell us about your state/place you live.

    Quote Originally Posted by ttwtt78640 View Post
    It does get small rather quickly but with a 20% remote duty pay hike, PX and commissary privileges it has its advantages. Plenty of fun to ride the backroads on a motorcycle. I was able to rent housing really cheap, and make some cash on the side, in exchange for fixing up some really trashed section 8 housing units for a real estate firm. That part of the world has the most constant temperatures on the planet at 87 plus or minus about 2 degrees. Other than the rainy season it is always beach and BBQ weather (too hot to cook indoors). I never did acclimate enough to even think about sleeping without A/C but did like the people and the food.
    Truth be told, I loved the people - Hafa Adai - and the local food. I'm in Puerto Rico right now, and the weather, terrain, soil content, vegetation and much more reminds me of Guam. The people and food are completely different, of course, but if you went to sleep with no one around in Guam and woke up in Puerto Rico with no one around, you'd not know the difference.
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    Re: Tell us about your state/place you live.

    Quote Originally Posted by Beaudreaux View Post
    Truth be told, I loved the people - Hafa Adai - and the local food. I'm in Puerto Rico right now, and the weather, terrain, soil content, vegetation and much more reminds me of Guam. The people and food are completely different, of course, but if you went to sleep with no one around in Guam and woke up in Puerto Rico with no one around, you'd not know the difference.
    Where in P.R. ?

    I loved the western side of the island. (quiet...........unlike Ceiba to San Juan)
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    Quote Originally Posted by RetiredUSN View Post
    Where in P.R. ?

    I loved the western side of the island. (quiet...........unlike Ceiba to San Juan)
    The west end is where I'm working and living. I'm headquartered out of Agaudilla at the old Ramey AFB, but I'm responsible for all of the west end of the island from Camuy in the north then due south to Guanica and Agaudilla, Mayaguez and Cabo Rojo in the west.
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    Re: Tell us about your state/place you live.

    Quote Originally Posted by Beaudreaux View Post
    The west end is where I'm working and living. I'm headquartered out of Agaudilla at the old Ramey AFB, but I'm responsible for all of the west end of the island from Camuy in the north then due south to Guanica and Agaudilla, Mayaguez and Cabo Rojo in the west.
    I used to play a lot of golf at the Ramey/Punta Borinquen golf course. My friends living on the island keep telling me that I need to come down to stay and play a few days the new Royal Isabella course
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    Re: Tell us about your state/place you live.

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    I live in the north of Ontario.
    Not much population - dropping all the time.
    The area is Canadian shield - thousands of lakes and streams.
    My town is mostly French speaking but everyone speaks English these days as well.
    I just pulled this photo from online but it is typical of the region. We get lots of snow and it's a cold winter - but I love that.
    When we retire we are going to spend sometime travelling in the States.
    I want to see a desert. I want to see all of Texas.
    Also Chicago and Nashville.

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