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Old 05-17-2012, 12:08 PM   #1
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Just wanted to ask if you could choose to retire anywhere in the good ole US of A where would that be and why?
I thought mine was Tucson, AZ but aside from getting military orders to Ft. Walton Beach, FL I don't think Tucson would be the place for me. Too dry, too much crime, the people just seemed like they couldn't be trusted. Maybe FWB, FL will be my spot.
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Old 05-17-2012, 12:16 PM   #2
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Very tough question....
I love the southwest, but i also like trees, and i sweat a lot when its hot.
I love the northwest, but i hate rain, especially cold rain.
I love the woods and lakes of northern wisconsin / minnesota, but hate cold and snow.
I love the southern appalations, smoky mountains, maybe chatanooga area, need to spend more time there, can't think of a negative.
I love the great river. Anywhere up or down the length of thwe mississippi interests me.
I love the mountains.
I've never seen alaska, but really wish i could.

I guess that's why i have an rv. Maybe someday, i can spend as much time as i want, going from place to place, enjoying the journey.
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Weatherwise, we try to enjoy the best of what a warmer winters and cooler summers have to offer. When we full-timed, and when we begin once more (full-time) in the near future, we will go to Florida, South Texas (love those Texans) or Arizona for all or part of the winter. Once spring arrives, we will head for Maine or other northern states for the summer months. This "system" was a tried and true experience which not only provided comfort from heat/cold, but allowed us to travel and visit many areas along the route/s. We are presently getting ready to leave for Maine next Thursday for June, and the TWO days of summer, July 4th and 5th, if we are lucky!! Happy motoring!


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Just wanted to ask if you could choose to retire anywhere in the good ole US of A where would that be and why?
After migrating north for the summer and south for the winter, don't think I would be happy in just one place anymore.

Southwest for the winter, PNW for the summer.
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After migrating north for the summer and south for the winter, don't think I would be happy in just one place anymore.

Southwest for the winter, PNW for the summer.
Yeah I am really looking forward to the day that I can be a full timer! Just had a baby so it will tack on at least 18 years to that dream
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I do have to pose a question to the OP - why is it that Tucson, a city of over a half million people, "...can't be trusted??"
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As of this month, I have been in all 50 states. I love Colorado the best, as long as we can go south in the winter! I'm getting to old to enjoy the snow anymore.
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I do have to pose a question to the OP - why is it that Tucson, a city of over a half million people, "...can't be trusted??"
Lol, the people here seem like all they care about is making a buck and could care less for anyone.
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Just wanted to ask if you could choose to retire anywhere in the good ole US of A where would that be and why?
I thought mine was Tucson, AZ but aside from getting military orders to Ft. Walton Beach, FL I don't think Tucson would be the place for me. Too dry, too much crime, the people just seemed like they couldn't be trusted. Maybe FWB, FL will be my spot.
Only problem with Florida is the cost of insurance due to the hurricanes.

Here at Warner Robins, GA we are close enough to the Atlantic, Gulf and the moutains that we can go on the weekends. I-75, I-16 if you are in a hurry. 90 miles to Atlanta if you want to go to the aquarium, zoo or other attractions of a big city.

Winters have been mild enough that all I have to do to winterize the coach is drain the tanks.

We have a lot of retired military in the area due the proximity of Robins AFB.

Georgia has some tax breaks for Senior Citizens. Veterans drivers licenses are free and one car tag is free.

Local Police and Sheriff's Departments are very efficient.

Museum of Aviation next to Robins AFB and Georgia National Fairgrounds in Perry for all kinds of events.

Only real cons are the heat, humidity and the gnats in the summer.
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Lol, the people here seem like all they care about is making a buck and could care less for anyone.
Yeah...that's about it for any city/rural community in the US...right? We've thoroughly enjoyed our time in Tucson - love the city and the people.
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As of this month, I have been in all 50 states. I love Colorado the best, as long as we can go south in the winter! I'm getting to old to enjoy the snow anymore.
Same here, Dick. We moved to CO from Alaska 9 years ago, and haven't looked back. We love Alaska - but the winters - after a combined 60 years between my DW and me - convinced us it was time to head to a warmer climate. We had 20 feet of snow the last winter we were in Alaska. I grew up in CO, so it's coming home for us. The open road makes it easy to head to some place warmer yet, when winter sets in. Tucson/Sedona/many other places are wonderful as a respite from the snow.
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