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Old 05-29-2012, 06:32 AM
 
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I think even in Southern Arizona you'd have to be selective, because desert can get very cold at night. It seems like if they truly want to moderate temperature extremes, they have to add some humidity into the equation. Maybe they should look to coastal areas....
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Old 05-29-2012, 06:35 AM
 
Location: Georgetown, TX
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Our 14yo son would have *done* his swimming during the afternoon hours. No little children are with us.

Living in CA and WA state...we have always enjoyed night time swimming.

You TAKE what you can get lol. If it is NO swimming vs night swimming (in a heated pool of course) we take the night swimming

Of course in WA it was only about 4 months out of the year...

Everyones' lifestyle is a bit different, and we do what we can based on the hours we have together and his little time off


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Swimiing at night? Where on earth do you plan on doing that? I hope you have your own kiddy pool...
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Old 05-29-2012, 06:45 AM
 
Location: Georgetown, TX
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LOL...

Rather N Georgia has always been my husbands first choice I have read more horror stories about the humidity in GA and it has frightenend me away!

I will have to get over it I believe in order to get the hills/mountains and trees we want and still have warm weather most of the time. Hard to imagine fun backyard bbq's on Sunday during the vacation time of summer, with the humidity, however

I imagine myself sitting inside at the bay window with AC on, waving at anyone who chose to hang outside in the summer time LOL.

Fortunately we have time to explore areas during vacation times! Looks like we are going to need that time!

Thank you so much for your reply.


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Not to peel you away from CO but both yours and your husbands wants sounds a lot like the climate here in the atlanta & North georgia areas.
Summer is hot and miserable and the fall is crisp and cool. We get a lot of sunshine here and it seems to only rain about once every 3-4 weeks in the summer.

As I type this, I'm looking out the window at some 90-100 foot tall tulip poplars and oaks. You did say you wanted tall trees. And hills. There is no flat land here it's hills galore.

In june and july here the temperature from 9-11pm would still be in the upper 70's to low 80s and in august it there are days where it will literally be 90 degrees when the 11 o'clock news is on. Because the weatherman will say "OMG it's 11pm and its still 90!"
That's rare though and that has more to do with the urban heat island effect. Usually it cools down much quicker outside the city. The low temps in aug are in the low 70's. Air conditioning is definitely required during the summer but there's an equal number of months where you can leave the heat and the air off. The winters are mild. I wore shorts every day this past winter. Sounds like a good compromise. I'm just sayin...
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Old 05-29-2012, 08:32 AM
 
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Arizona and ATL sound like options. You might want to feel the weather in the springs. When we visited it was a bit of a shock. 50 out there felt warmer than 50 in Iowa (because of the low humidity. High humidity will amplify the effect of warmer or cold weather) and we found we comfortable outside in shorts at 50, or at 80.

PS. You might also look at Texas (houston, dallas, etc if you want big cities)
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Old 05-29-2012, 08:43 AM
 
Location: Fort Collins, USA
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I think even in Southern Arizona you'd have to be selective, because desert can get very cold at night. It seems like if they truly want to moderate temperature extremes, they have to add some humidity into the equation. Maybe they should look to coastal areas....
As Marcy pointed out, southern Arizona desert areas rarely fall below 70 to 75 in the summer (daily lows). You're now going to find many other parts of the country where it is still 90 at 11 PM in the summer.

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Old 05-29-2012, 11:09 AM
 
Location: Georgetown, TX
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LOL,
We live near Austin TX now, but are not happy here...long story

We miss mountains and water so very much!

I am also looking into East Kentucky while looking into N Georgia...
Central TX humidity does not seem bad to me at all...very often lol. Just a few days, maybe a couple of weeks total when it is 100+ but I am sure that KY and N. GA *must* be much much worse

Guess I should ask around about that.
Thank you for the reply!



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Arizona and ATL sound like options. You might want to feel the weather in the springs. When we visited it was a bit of a shock. 50 out there felt warmer than 50 in Iowa (because of the low humidity. High humidity will amplify the effect of warmer or cold weather) and we found we comfortable outside in shorts at 50, or at 80.

PS. You might also look at Texas (houston, dallas, etc if you want big cities)
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Old 05-29-2012, 12:11 PM
 
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Night swimming is possible at some of the larger fitness centers, like Villa Sport (5AM to 11PM) and Lifetime Fitness (24/7). There may be more.
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Old 05-29-2012, 12:52 PM
 
Location: Georgetown, TX
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Thank you

We want this for our backyard...at home, iow, in the fresh air
Nice thinking, however!

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Night swimming is possible at some of the larger fitness centers, like Villa Sport (5AM to 11PM) and Lifetime Fitness (24/7). There may be more.
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Old 05-29-2012, 03:38 PM
 
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Thank you

We want this for our backyard...at home, iow, in the fresh air
Nice thinking, however!
I'm from Houston and go up to north Austin all of the time. I usually go there to escape the humidity.

If you want water you must mean more rain because north Austin (Marble Falls, Bee Cave, Llano..) have 5+ HUGE lakes up there. That's where I do most of my boating, swimming, and cliff diving. If it's the rain you are talking about that area averages 35+ inches of rain a year with last summer being the extreme and the driest on record. That only happens once every 50 years or so.

If your thinking of moving to Colorado Springs or Denver those two places get 15 inches a year compared. It is DRY! Absolutely no lakes like the ones in the Texas Hill Country and there are only a couple of types of trees that can survive in that climate. That place is bone dry and brown for most of the year. I like the dry atmosphere up there because there is no humidity but it comes at the cost of rain and greenery. If you didn't like the drought in Texas your not going to like Colorado because that is what 15 inches a year is and a semi-arid climate is.
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Old 05-29-2012, 09:52 PM
 
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There are very few private pools in Colorado. If you put one in your backyard, you'd probably get death threats. Water is scarce out here.
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