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  • LinefinderLinefinder Moderator Posts: 7,026 Senior Member
    Cool thing about Colorado is that, in most areas, you have enough winter to know you've had one. But we have enough sunshine and low humidity that I can't recall even a heavy snowfall being on the ground more than 3-4 days, usually less. The Saturday we moved into our house it snowed 22". I drove my 2WD pickup to work Tuesday morning on completely dry roads.

    Mike
    "Walking away seems to be a lost art form."
    N454casull
  • JayhawkerJayhawker Moderator Posts: 16,914 Senior Member
    Cool thing about Colorado is that, in most areas, you have enough winter to know you've had one. But we have enough sunshine and low humidity that I can't recall even a heavy snowfall being on the ground more than 3-4 days, usually less. The Saturday we moved into our house it snowed 22". I drove my 2WD pickup to work Tuesday morning on completely dry roads.

    Mike
    Kansas is similar...I recall riding my motorcycle in February and bird hunting in a t-shirt in January
    Sharps Model 1874 - "The rifle that made the west safe for Winchester"
  • sakodudesakodude Senior Member Posts: 3,890 Senior Member
    When I lived in colorado in the late 80's there was about a 2 year period I rode my motorcycle year round if there wasn't actually snow on the road and a few times when there was.
  • jaywaptijaywapti Senior Member Posts: 4,958 Senior Member
    I'm to old to move again but if i did one of 3 places where I lived before 1) N W Wisconsin, Hudson, Grantsburg  2) Colorado, Georgetown, rifle  or Westcliffe 3) Idaho , Riggins, Challis

    JAY
    THE DEFINITION OF GUN CONTROL IS HITTING THE TARGET WITH YOUR FIRST SHOT
  • DrawbarFlatsDrawbarFlats Posts: 776 Senior Member
    Southern Utah is my home and will always be. Wouldn't live anywhere else. 
  • AntonioAntonio Senior Member Posts: 2,689 Senior Member
    USA!

    Sadly chances are high than in about a year we'll be someplace else across the pond. Things are going south down here (pun intended).
  • JerryBobCoJerryBobCo Senior Member Posts: 7,927 Senior Member
    Southern Utah is my home and will always be. Wouldn't live anywhere else. 
    I enjoyed the 4 years I lived in the Salt Lake Valley.  I even sort of learned to ski.
    Jerry

    Gun control laws make about as much sense as taking ex-lax to cure a cough.
  • Jeff in TXJeff in TX Senior Member Posts: 2,054 Senior Member
    Hoping to retire in four years.  It would never happen, but I'd love to live near the ocean in SC or South FL for a year or so I could dive three or four times a week.  Other than that I'm on my forever ranch!
    Distance is not an issue, but the wind can make it interesting!

    John 3: 1-21
  • JustsomedudeJustsomedude Posts: 536 Senior Member
    Its a hard call because im very weather dependant. It may sound silly to some, but the winter depresses me really bad. I hate being couped up. But then I loved the scenery, peace and low population of Alaska when the wife and I took our honeymoon there. All the warm weather places are either overpopulated or have terrible gun laws.
  • JayhawkerJayhawker Moderator Posts: 16,914 Senior Member
    Southern Utah is my home and will always be. Wouldn't live anywhere else. 
    I lived in Tooele County and worked at the Army Depot...Really liked it there....
    Sharps Model 1874 - "The rifle that made the west safe for Winchester"
  • LinefinderLinefinder Moderator Posts: 7,026 Senior Member
    Then try Louisiana. Saw it snow twice, (less than a half inch in total) in 40 years, it gets hot enough to make a prairie dog delirious, the fishing (inshore, offshore, and freshwater) is fantastic, and from roadside dives you're scared to walk into through 5-star restaurants, the food is unbeatable.

    While Louisiana has nothing to compare to Wyomings' desolate places, Central and South-Central Louisiana has a lot of area that will prove to be far enough off the beaten path to suit all but the rare individual.

    And, what are these gun laws of which you speak?

    Mike


    "Walking away seems to be a lost art form."
    N454casull
  • Diver43Diver43 Senior Member Posts: 10,903 Senior Member
    Its a hard call because im very weather dependant. It may sound silly to some, but the winter depresses me really bad. I hate being couped up. But then I loved the scenery, peace and low population of Alaska when the wife and I took our honeymoon there. All the warm weather places are either overpopulated or have terrible gun laws.
    Florida has terrible gun laws?
    Logistics cannot win a war, but its absence or inadequacy can cause defeat. FM100-5
  • JustsomedudeJustsomedude Posts: 536 Senior Member
    Diver43 said:
    Its a hard call because im very weather dependant. It may sound silly to some, but the winter depresses me really bad. I hate being couped up. But then I loved the scenery, peace and low population of Alaska when the wife and I took our honeymoon there. All the warm weather places are either overpopulated or have terrible gun laws.
    Florida has terrible gun laws?
    Overpopulated. I wholey dislike sharing my world with others.
  • VarmintmistVarmintmist Senior Member Posts: 7,396 Senior Member
    Been thinking about this as I can almost start to plan retirement. I keep coming back to N central PA. Not heavily populated, within striking distance of NH and VT for good skiing, decent skiing in NEPA, close enough to OH, NC and central PA to shoot competitions, close enough to rivers and even Lake Erie to get the kayak wet. VERY few states have better gun laws, (class 3 state, no foid, ccw is 20 bucks total by law, shall issue...)
    Taxes are beginning to suck though. We are due to flip back to a R gov in 2 years and we really need a R govt for a bit. Although the gas tax that was the highest in the nation until CA passed us again, was put in by a R.
    It's boring, and your lack of creativity knows no bounds.
  • JerryBobCoJerryBobCo Senior Member Posts: 7,927 Senior Member
    Dude, if you want someplace warm (as in hotter than ...) with good gun laws, look no further than west Texas.  Alpine might be your kind of place.  It's a town about 100 miles north of the Big Bend National Park, nestled in desert mountains, and probably has no more than 5k people in it, and that's when the local university is in session.  And, it's the largest town in a 65+ mile radius.

    If you want some place really remote, look into Loving county.  FWIW, remote is about all it has going for it.
    Jerry

    Gun control laws make about as much sense as taking ex-lax to cure a cough.
  • SpkSpk Senior Member Posts: 3,962 Senior Member
    Antonio said:
    USA!

    Sadly chances are high than in about a year we'll be someplace else across the pond. Things are going south down here (pun intended).
    I've been hearing a lot about things over there, doesn't sound good at all. We have problems up hear too but a quick glance south and we're reminded pretty quick that our problems ain't that bad yet... And hopefully never will be (fingers crossed)
    Any idea where you'll end up across the pond?
    Never argue with stupid people, they will drag you down to their level and then beat you with experience -- Mark Twain
    How easy it is to make people believe a lie, and [how] hard it is to undo that work again! -- Mark Twain

  • AntonioAntonio Senior Member Posts: 2,689 Senior Member
    Spk said:
    Antonio said:
    USA!

    Sadly chances are high than in about a year we'll be someplace else across the pond. Things are going south down here (pun intended).
    I've been hearing a lot about things over there, doesn't sound good at all. We have problems up hear too but a quick glance south and we're reminded pretty quick that our problems ain't that bad yet... And hopefully never will be (fingers crossed)
    Any idea where you'll end up across the pond?
    Problems are relative. To Venezuelans our problems seem like peanuts. To me most US problems are childs' play (no offense). So far we're still hanging but future, both political end economical is grim.

    Wife and the twins are Spaniards, so EU paperwork isn't a big issue at all; my brain needs proximity to salt water bodies with all its related activities, but family needs are first. Brother lives in Luxemburg and has painted us a VERY interesting picture, specially regarding job offers, health, child education and overall living standarts; according to him and his VERY politically incorrect observations the rest of Europe other than maybe Germany isn't worth the effort due to their socialist policies, non-occidental immigration, huge overtaxing and overall liberal lunacy.
    Guns laws aren't bad either, we have what at least I consider decent English (virtually the 2nd. language there) and just in case both of us have been taking French lessons, so.....

    Otherwise although the sun rises and sets in the wrong directions :p , I wouldn't mind to live in FL; have visited Fort Lauderdale a few times and it seems like a nice place to rise a family but paperwork is a HUGE deterrant. 

    Only time will tell......
  • 10canyon5310canyon53 Member Posts: 2,119 Senior Member
    edited August 12 #49
    Antonio said:

    Otherwise although the sun rises and sets in the wrong directions :p , I wouldn't mind to live in FL; have visited Fort Lauderdale a few times and it seems like a nice place to rise a family but paperwork is a HUGE deterrant. 

    Only time will tell......
    If you go to the west coast of Florida you will find that the sun rises and sets in the right directions.  ;)   Yes, Florida is one of the few places in the US that can have it both ways.  Also, with Florida's gun laws you would enjoy way more freedom than you are used to.  We are almost like Texas in that regard.

  • TwinkleTwinkle Posts: 174 Member
    Zee said:
    Back to Montana. 
    Ditto this.

  • knitepoetknitepoet Senior Member Posts: 21,070 Senior Member
    During my break from EMS, I drove long-haul. I've visited 46 of the 48 contiguous states.  Haven't found one I like better than Alabama
    Seven Habits of Highly Effective Pirates, Rule #37: There is no “overkill”. There is only “open fire” and “I need to reload”.


  • GunNutGunNut Posts: 5,760 Senior Member
    Diver43 said:
    Its a hard call because im very weather dependant. It may sound silly to some, but the winter depresses me really bad. I hate being couped up. But then I loved the scenery, peace and low population of Alaska when the wife and I took our honeymoon there. All the warm weather places are either overpopulated or have terrible gun laws.
    Florida has terrible gun laws?
    Overpopulated. I wholey dislike sharing my world with others.
    Only the coasts.  North Central Florida is still pretty much old Florida and home to cattle and horse ranches.
    Old West Saying: God created men, but Col. Sam Colt made them equal.

    General George Patton:  “Watch what people are cynical about, and one can often discover what they lack.”

  • JayhawkerJayhawker Moderator Posts: 16,914 Senior Member
    My last duty station in the Army was Homestead Florida (I requested Alaska)...didn't hate it there...fishing was great ( particularly since we worked 24 on 48 off -plenty of time to fish) but it was just too bleeding hot...and there were the snow birds...
    Sharps Model 1874 - "The rifle that made the west safe for Winchester"
  • GunNutGunNut Posts: 5,760 Senior Member
    Jayhawker said:
    My last duty station in the Army was Homestead Florida (I requested Alaska)...didn't hate it there...fishing was great ( particularly since we worked 24 on 48 off -plenty of time to fish) but it was just too bleeding hot...and there were the snow birds...
    You'll be happy to know that the snowbirds have been mostly displaced by Latinos.  :D
    Old West Saying: God created men, but Col. Sam Colt made them equal.

    General George Patton:  “Watch what people are cynical about, and one can often discover what they lack.”

  • tennmiketennmike Senior Member Posts: 27,395 Senior Member
    I've given this some thought and came to a conclusion. I'm right where I need to be here in East TN. Mountains to the East, and more lakes and rivers than I can fish. And the ridges are green in  the summer, a whole palate of colors in the fall. Plenty of deer and turkeys and other small game. Got black bears and wild hogs moving in, too. And big cities are a FAST hours drive away (I still look at speed limits as a suggestion). Good neighbors, and I can ride the 4-wheeler to the creek and take off my shoes and socks and soak my feet in the cold water in the summer. Winters aren't normally bad and very little snow. Got my own private shooting range, too. I'm good right where I'm at.
      I refuse to answer that question on the grounds that I don't know the answer”
    ― Douglas Adams
  • 1hogfan831hogfan83 Member Posts: 336 Member
    I love my dear sweet Arkansas but if it came down to it Texas is wonderful.  I went though Waco and San Antonio and fell in love.  Waco is the perfect size.  Louisiana was great but it’s the only place on earth hotter than Arkansas.  The humidity is so thick if you threw a ball in the air it just sticks.  Really anywhere but Missouri or Iowa.  Missouri is white trash heaven and Iowa has to be the coldest place on earth.  
    "Well he shoulda armed him self" William Munney-Unforgiven"
    "You believe there is one God, that is good, even the demons believe and shudder in fear" James 2:19
  • X104RFASTX104RFAST Posts: 13 New Member
    Lived in Florida my whole life (78 yrs) but, suddenly Montana/Wyoming have 
    a certain appeal. Perhaps 4 or 5 fensed in acres.I could have as many dogs as I want, not many people
  • LinefinderLinefinder Moderator Posts: 7,026 Senior Member
    1hogfan83 said:
    I love my dear sweet Arkansas but if it came down to it Texas is wonderful.  I went though Waco and San Antonio and fell in love.  Waco is the perfect size.  Louisiana was great but it’s the only place on earth hotter than Arkansas.  The humidity is so thick if you threw a ball in the air it just sticks.  Really anywhere but Missouri or Iowa.  Missouri is white trash heaven and Iowa has to be the coldest place on earth.  
    I was from Louisiana when I spent one of the most miserable weeks of my life atop a black rubber roof on top of a Tyson chicken cooking plant in Pine Bluff. We were installing a makeup/exhaust air unit over one of their frying lines. We couldn't find a crane with enough stick to get where we needed to get, so we hired a helicopter for the lift.

    Between the frying activities just below combined with the ambient air temp, and the black rubber roof absorbing the sunlight, the temp on the roof bounced from 130-140F. The chopper couldn't make the lift under those conditions...air wasn't dense enough to support the lift and night time lifts weren't allowed.

    The chopper sat in the parking lot for 4 days awaiting a break in the heat. Our chance came at daybreak on the 5th day.

    Louisiana may be hotter than Arkansas, but it's a pretty tight race. I was never so happy to cross the Louisiana state line as I was on the return trip that day.

    Mike
    "Walking away seems to be a lost art form."
    N454casull
  • Some_MookSome_Mook Posts: 327 Member
    bklysen said:
    Indian Lake, just S/W of Crystal Falls.
    Nice area.  Just a hop, skip and a jump away (in Yooper terms, anyway) from the Hilltop Restaurant, where you can get fresh made cinnamon rolls the size of a loaf of bread.  
    "If there must be trouble, let it be in my day, that my child may have peace." - Thomas Paine
    "I know my place in the world and it ain’t standing next to Jerry Miculek" - Zee
  • 1hogfan831hogfan83 Member Posts: 336 Member
    That’s pretty bad.  I’ve never heard of it being too hot to fly!  I wouldn’t doubt it though.  Your lucky you made it out Pine Bluff alive.  I wouldn’t go in there with anything less than a division of Marines!  Rough town.  
    "Well he shoulda armed him self" William Munney-Unforgiven"
    "You believe there is one God, that is good, even the demons believe and shudder in fear" James 2:19
  • LinefinderLinefinder Moderator Posts: 7,026 Senior Member
    Well...you know....an airplanes speed produces its own lift. OTOH, a helicopter simply beats the air into submission. When there's not much air density to work with (high temps/high humidity), a choppers performance is greatly degraded. That's why "high" for a chopper is "really low" for an airliner.

    Mike
    "Walking away seems to be a lost art form."
    N454casull
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