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If you could live anywhere...
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dave 50 8n    Posted 01-26-2004 at 09:56:56       [Reply]  [No Email]
where would you live?

Your current place? Another city..state?

Just wondering.

My wife told me the other day that when her parents pass on, she would be open to considering moving. That was a shock, since she was born and raised here. Moment of weakness,no doubt. :-)


Dave Munson Mid Illinois    Posted 01-26-2004 at 18:01:59       [Reply]  [No Email]
My rules are 4 seasons, trees, good water, affordable and a able to call it "country living".

I have been in most large cities across the 48 lower states. In almost every single major city I do not need a map. I have visited most mountain ranges, swamps and deserts. I have visited way too many nasty areas and cities that have had the claim of the highest murder rate in the country. Some nice places to visit but would not want to live there. Others nice but don't have all four seasons. Others are too darn expensive. Too many places don't have good water.

My favorite place I have EVER visited is along the blue ridge parkway. Some where near the Virginia / NC border. I am not sure which side of the peaks. Where I live reminds me of the blue ridge.

If you have the time, drive the blue ridge parkway in the fall some time. See why.


Dave Smith    Posted 01-26-2004 at 16:47:25       [Reply]  [Send Email]
It seems to me by moving you just change one set of circumstances for a diffrent set. This is a beutiful country. So much to see and do anywheres. I have seen quite a bit of the USA. There are many, many places I wouldn't mind living. But then if you lived there it would seem like one place less to visit. The only reason I would like to move would be to get away from NY politics.
Dave <*)))>< for Les ><)))*>


Dieselrider    Posted 01-26-2004 at 17:53:21       [Reply]  [No Email]
Dave, I thought Hillary straightened everything out up there.Lol Unfortunately brother, politics, like those circumstances, is everywhere. Now if we could find a place without them.... well I guess that would be heaven then wouldn't it?


Dieselrider    Posted 01-26-2004 at 16:09:47       [Reply]  [No Email]

I don't want to say that I'd never move to another place but I do like where I'm at. I thought the last place I lived was where I'd always be and then it was like God himself uprooted us and put us here. That's a long story that maybe I can tell someday. For right now I am very content right here on 106 acres in the hills of west central Pa.


Dieselrider    Posted 01-26-2004 at 16:11:27       [Reply]  [No Email]
Lets try another way.


Seamist    Posted 01-26-2004 at 15:44:57       [Reply]  [No Email]
Maryland, it's a beautiful state with alot of interesting places to visit,and the weather is not all that bad.


dig    Posted 01-26-2004 at 15:40:36       [Reply]  [No Email]
Right where I'm at now. I live on a hill overlooking 200 acres of corn and hardwoods in south central Wisconsin. I looked all over the world for a place to settle down and this is it. While I'm only a eigth of a mile from a state highway there's enough trees to shelter me from the noise. And those same trees provide me with plenty of critters to enjoy.


TO35    Posted 01-26-2004 at 15:37:37       [Reply]  [No Email]
I like it where I am at(s Ga)...I'd love to live in Montana....but I strive to someday live in heaven...

best wishes
TO


Right here- - - -KraigWY    Posted 01-26-2004 at 15:16:32       [Reply]  [No Email]

No way I'm gonna move, I got a spot picked on this hill (where I stood to take the picture) to be burried. Got the permit and all. Just waiting to crawl in my future home.


dave m    Posted 01-26-2004 at 14:00:25       [Reply]  [No Email]
I spent a month fishing in New Zeland and there is no place like it.Just go watch lord of the rings.It has everything sub tropic to snow covered mts.Just go to the middle and in a few hours there is anything you could want.Plus there is ocean all around you if you want that.Ill just dream.Oh yea the best trout fishing in the world. dave m


jeanette    Posted 01-26-2004 at 13:55:08       [Reply]  [No Email]
i was born and raised here in N central iowa, i love it here, the only thing i would change is i would like to have a pond or a stream on my land. i even like winter even if i can't see a 1/4 of a mile today.


Donna from Mo    Posted 01-26-2004 at 13:17:46       [Reply]  [No Email]
I love Missouri, and I love our place here, and Cliff would never be pursuaded to leave; but if something happened to him and I could live anyplace on earth, it would be Salida, Colorado. I love those mountains!


Dirthogb    Posted 01-26-2004 at 13:09:32       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I live in Susquehanna Co. PA. Pretty here most the time, no place is nicer in the summer time, winters really suck, don't get any sunshine due to the lake effect snow. I think thats the worse part, the lack of sunshine. It gets fustrating not being able to work as much as I'd like due to the weather and the arthritis. I hope to buy a few acres maybe in Georgia, something to drive pumpkin head around on and do some plowin with her. Actually I wouldnt mind trading some of my 35 acres towards some land down there.


Mark in Mo    Posted 01-26-2004 at 12:47:15       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I was born and raised in NW MO.
I'd love to love in Dubois,WY
B E A U T I F U L
I know that it's cold in Winter with lots of snow.
But thats better that 115*-120* Summers like in some parts of the country.
Just my O

Mark Hill
Dearborn,MO


By the way, Dave    Posted 01-26-2004 at 12:32:16       [Reply]  [No Email]
Where are you and your wife from, and to where would YOU go...

Just wondering since it seems to be missing from your post.



Wisereader    Posted 01-26-2004 at 12:04:46       [Reply]  [No Email]
I was born and mostly raised in Southwestern Pa. I loved it there, and still absolutely love going back. I was very serious about one day moving back down there. Moved to Western New York as a teen, married the greatest person ever nearly 19 years ago, and now I don't quite have the same longing to go back. I guess I'll be staying here........


~Lenore    Posted 01-26-2004 at 11:56:03       [Reply]  [No Email]
TEXAS
This morning the temp was 45;
it is now 71 expecting 75 for a high.
Tonight it is supposed to drop to 35;
seasons? ?
We get them all in the same day.

Texas is like Paradise, in fact....

A Texan died and ascended into Heaven. St. Peter met him and welcomed him saying "You will certainly enjoy Paradise."

The Texan shook his head sadly and said "I always thought that TEXAS was Paradise."

St. Peter said "Well, let me show you what we have to offer." He took the Texan to an area that had a beautiful river flowing through it with
wildlife and flowers everywhere. "Isn't this beautiful?" said St. Peter

The Texan replied, "Yes, but not as pretty as the area around SAN ANTONIO."

Somewhat ruffled, St. Peter took him to another area where there were rolling hills, whitetail deer and bluebonnets and Indian Paintbrush everywhere. "Now" said St. Peter "Have you ever seen anything so wonderful?"

The Texan paused and said "Yes, it is beautiful but it does not hold a candle to the TEXAS HILL COUNTRY in the springtime."

Becoming more upset, St. Peter then took the Texan to a beautiful white beach, with gentle waves, and an azure sky. "Now have you
seen anything this beautiful in Texas" said St. Peter.

The Texan smiled and said "I guess you've never been to SOUTH PADRE ISLAND".

At this point, St. Peter took the Texan to a large rock. On the side of the rock was a huge iron door. St. Peter opened the door and they
stepped into an elevator and started going down. As they descended, it grew more and more hot. When the elevator door open, it revealed the fires of damnation-H*ll. St. Peter said "Now, have you got anything in Texas that
can top that?"

The Texan thought a moment and shook his
head. "No, but I know a couple of ole boys from HOUSTON that can put that thing out for you."

GOD BLESS TEXAS !!
Not Brag just fact!!




Alias    Posted 01-26-2004 at 11:46:37       [Reply]  [No Email]
I always tell people I don't live in Harford County, Maryland because I have to. Rather, it's because I like it here. Sure we have problems here just like anyplace. But, I can Rock Fish the Susquehanna and it's a short distance to the ocean. I wish it weren't so humid here but I can live with it. ........gfp


LH    Posted 01-26-2004 at 11:44:40       [Reply]  [No Email]
I was born and raised in Indiana but hated the midwestern winters with a passion. I always swore if I ever left home it would be for a warmer climate. However when I decided to get divorced and leave Indiana I wound up fallin in love with a wonderful lady in upstate New York and moving even further north than where I lived before. All that being said I still dont like the cold or snow but I think happiness is more related to who you are with than where you are, and Im truly happy (albeit frozen) now lol


gar    Posted 01-26-2004 at 11:34:34       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Snowing and about 10 degrees. Why would I want to live anywhere else? Have lived in Fullerton Ca, Gulfport Ms, Rantoul Il, Fort Colling Co and been to a lot of places in between. I'll still stay where I am now. Live about 10 miles from town in the hill country of SW Wisconsin. Plenty of deer, turkeys, damed racoons, and other critters. Close enough to big cities to be there in an hour or two should the need arise. Sure do like the four seasons. Of course, I was born and raised in the Badger state so I'm used to the rough life. It sure helps to be retired and not have to count on a job.




deadcarp    Posted 01-26-2004 at 11:30:08       [Reply]  [No Email]
i like here in mn & this is home but my joints tell me it's getting time to go south in winter now. the snow and firewood and ice fishing are not much fun if it hurts to get around and hurts more afterwards. lotsa locals head toward brownsville :)


jf    Posted 01-26-2004 at 11:01:11       [Reply]  [No Email]
funny would stay where i am at-good neighbors, wonderful area that is low in crime, low taxes. My slice of heaven on earth or at least i am diluted into believing it is.


Bob    Posted 01-26-2004 at 10:54:00       [Reply]  [No Email]
10 below moose.


Bob    Posted 01-26-2004 at 10:55:38       [Reply]  [No Email]
Photo comes up much better in the Photo Gallery.


steve19438    Posted 01-26-2004 at 10:51:27       [Reply]  [Send Email]
once mom is gone and the kids have flown we will most likely move. (have been talking about for about 2yrs.) somewhere near a small town, my wife would like to start a crafts shop.


Kristys Red Barn    Posted 01-26-2004 at 10:36:45       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I was born and raised in here Kansas, and I love it here, it's home. My husband and I would like to move to West Virginia though some day, we have started looking at homes there, but are content here for now.


Mark    Posted 01-26-2004 at 10:39:27       [Reply]  [No Email]
Kansas is a big difference than W. virginia


Kristys Red Barn    Posted 01-26-2004 at 13:47:58       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Your right, it's a huge difference. We visited the area not long ago and just loved it. My husband grew up in Virginia and he would like to get back a little closer to home and would like to see some mountains and trees again, which we don't have much of here in Kansas.


Mark    Posted 01-26-2004 at 14:57:13       [Reply]  [No Email]
Born and raised at the base of the blue ridge. nice place to live


grma jo    Posted 01-27-2004 at 20:03:41       [Reply]  [Send Email]
born & raised northern wisconsin..love it .. ice & snow ..snow & ice.. then we get winter ..LOL...husband wants to retire out west ..id prefer snuggling under a warm quilt by the fire place..with a MUCH younger man !!!!...
:) grma jo


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