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Old 02-17-2011, 04:49 AM
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Originally Posted by Mike from back east View Post
A lot of easterners cannot fathom the vastness of the American west until they come out here and drive around. For example, I-25 from border to border between NM to WY traverses 300 miles of COLO. Comparatively, DC to NYC is only 240 miles and encompasses some of the most densely populated areas in the nation. Driving I-70 across KS is about 425 miles, i.e., DC to Boston kind of mileage. And then there's TX, which is 773 miles across at it's widest point.
Not to mention the whiteknuckle drives thru winding mountains and the scorching heat in desert areas.....

It took us 3 weeks from no. east CO to CO Springs to Durango to Grand Junction thru Breckenridge & a few other side trips off 70, back to Denver; and we still missed the other vast chunks of the state in that time frame.......
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Old 02-17-2011, 06:33 AM
Location: Everywhere and Nowhere
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Originally Posted by Amy WJ View Post
Anywhere is better than NJ but that doesn't mean that CO will be a good fit. How do you define "nice people"? That's quite subjective. Ditto for "community feel." East coast mentality is much different than the western mentality. Don't want to stereotype but it's true. As all else say, visit first. Many times.
I realize it was in the South not the West but "My Cousing Vinny" just came to mind.
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Old 02-22-2011, 06:21 PM
Location: NYC
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Depends what you are looking for and what type of job you need. I moved from NYC to Evergreen and also spend time in Breckenridge. I LOVE Evergreen and Breck is great if you want a VERY SMALL mountain town. Good Luck
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