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Old 02-26-2012, 01:51 PM
Location: Arlington, Va
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Originally Posted by wanneroo View Post
Only you can answer that.

It will be a big change from LA and will take an adjustment. It will be colder, drier with more winter precip over a longer period of time.
not long ago I was standing in the Garden of the Gods in a jacket liner vest and a short sleeve shirt, some others were in knee high shorts and a t-shirt. Most locals thought it was very cold even a ways up the Ute pass there were jackets... I did not feel that cold air for quite some time hiking around and shooting some pictures some local joggers would pass by looking like Santa

the cold was different... and I have just read something about Tenn and the Smoky Mountains having a unique effect on their humidity during the summer months which hovers around 80% most of the sumer, you'll love your surroundings in that state but the climate will not be much different during the summer and that "wet cold" will not be much much worse in the winter, air blowing right thru you...
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Old 03-01-2012, 11:26 PM
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Thinking i'll take another trip to colorado in May or even sooner. Look around from a living there perspective instead of a vacation.
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Old 03-05-2012, 07:01 PM
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Well considering we moved from Carencro to Denver (Broomfield) I feel I can speak from experience.

I have no idea where the nice people are and still almost here two years still haven't found one spot to locate them. As a fellow Cajun, you know we love to talk and doing that up here will get you weird stares 85% of the time. I am speaking from experience not just off the top of my head. While I love Broomfield and the cleanliness of it it was hard to adjust. I do meet nice people but they are few and far between and I finally had to realize I wasn't in the South any longer. Don't get me wrong I have made some nice friends here but it wasn't EASY. I think people here are more reserved than we are back home. Life in LA was slower paced and it seems up here people are always in a hurry driving like Texans ;-)

Ok on to the weather. BEST WEATHER I HAVE EVER ENCOUNTERED! The winters aren't too harsh and the summers aren't too brutal. I think it has to do with the low humidity and dryness of the state. I loved the summers because I could enjoy myself outside without being soaking wet after 15 minutes (like back home). The snow comes and goes and really isn't bad at all. The only thing we noticed was that our skin became very dry (very dry). We just try and drink mainly water and take care of our skin. It's very different since we never really purchased lotion back home but in the last two years we have purchased probably 10 bottles :-0

The price of everything compared to back home is super expensive (especially housing). If we were to stay here on a permanent basis I really would consider moving to Louisville or Lafayette (ironic uh). It's close to the city with the feel of the country.

Also Colorado is the prettiest state I have ever been too. The views are gorgeous and I still pull over and admire them when I am driving at times. I think if more people would do that the way of life up here would slow down. It is gorgeous and I already told my husband if I don't go to Heaven atleast I was super close when we drove up to Pikes Peak.

Let me see what I missed LOL! Anyway this is just my opinion after being relocated here. On a good note we are leaving June 9th after my son graduates and will head up to manage our cabins in the Smokey Mountains. I have to get back to the South I was not made out to be a midwest girl :-( BEST OF LUCK!
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