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Old 04-06-2011, 11:01 AM
 
Location: Western Colorado
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After living in Ridgway for the past 18 months, I've already grown weary of the winters, the long drive for groceries and services, and the insane cost of everything here. Found a nice house on some land in the country between Delta and Austin and in the process of moving. Delta is my other favorite town, and I've found the people there to be genuine and friendly. If I ever win the Lottery, I'll move back to Ouray County, but until then, I'll just visit often.
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Old 04-06-2011, 11:39 AM
 
Location: Bend, OR
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After living in Ridgway for the past 18 months, I've already grown weary of the winters, the long drive for groceries and services, and the insane cost of everything here. Found a nice house on some land in the country between Delta and Austin and in the process of moving. Delta is my other favorite town, and I've found the people there to be genuine and friendly. If I ever win the Lottery, I'll move back to Ouray County, but until then, I'll just visit often.
Ridgway is beautiful, but I can definitely see where it would be hard to live without independent wealth. At least you'll have no regrets! You had a chance to explore and see what it had to offer and it's only an hour or so drive when you want to visit. Sounds like you've found the place you want to be. Good luck Jim!
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Old 04-06-2011, 12:55 PM
 
Location: Edina, MN, USA
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Good for you! Are you renting or did you buy it? Hope this all works out.
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Old 04-06-2011, 03:37 PM
 
Location: Wherabouts Unknown!
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jim9251 wrote:
After living in Ridgway for the past 18 months, I've already grown weary of the winters, the long drive for groceries and services, and the insane cost of everything here. Found a nice house on some land in the country between Delta and Austin and in the process of moving. Delta is my other favorite town, and I've found the people there to be genuine and friendly. If I ever win the Lottery, I'll move back to Ouray County, but until then, I'll just visit often.

Jim, I admire your willingness to give it a whirl and find out first hand wether or not Ridgway was the right place for you. Now you know for sure! If you would have written it off from reading negatives about it on the forum, you'd still be wondering about it. On the bright side, your Ridgway location gave you the opportunity to discover the nearby Delta area, which seems to suit you better. And you're still just a hop step and a jump from Ouray county. Best wishes in you new endeavour.
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Old 04-06-2011, 05:07 PM
 
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Agreed. A good friend of mine lives on County Road 1 that overlooks the town of Ridgway, I visit him every other month.

I know where you're coming from. I've lived all over the state regarding out of town and out of state construction assignments but kept a condo in Littleton (now Centennial). When I bought property in the Grand Valley, I looked at Delta long and hard, as I have a few medical issues, but I felt the Junction area was a better fit. But I like Delta and always have.

And you're right Jim, there are a lot of friendly folks in Delta!
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Old 04-07-2011, 06:28 AM
 
Location: Canon City, Colorado
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You will be just down the road a bit...don't your sister/sisters live in Delta?
You sure do make the most of your location so, I am sure you will be happier than a pig in ...... you know?!!
Looking forward to your new pictures!!!!!
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Old 04-07-2011, 09:22 AM
 
Location: Way Out West...
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Congrats on the move Jim! Been following your posts & pics for 18 months now (wow, has it been that long?) How time flies! Thank you, and so glad you had a chance to explore and share your experiences with us on Ridgway. Here's wishing you all the best for the future, in the Delta Area!
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Old 04-07-2011, 12:49 PM
 
Location: CO
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Thanks for sharing your story, and your gorgeous photos. Good luck with the move.
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Old 04-07-2011, 03:02 PM
 
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Looking forward to your posts about the new location.
I would love to spend summers in Ridgway (when retired) but I think I've seen and heard quite enough to know that we'd be a poor match for year-round ongoing living.
Best wishes on your move.
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Old 04-08-2011, 03:14 AM
 
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At least you can say you tried it....and it sounds like you have found a great place to move to, which is great.....Good luck with your move, and yeah, you can always visit Ridgway anytime in the better weather months.....
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