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Old 04-05-2019, 06:45 PM
 
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I'm selling my house in snowy Summit County (it IS a ski resort...ugh) and moving to Canon City for pretty much the same reason as you. I worry about the summers being too hot for me and keeping me inside, but I have 4 ft of snow in my yard here for months and since I don't ski now I'm pretty much stuck inside. But in Canon, there will be early mornings and evenings even in the hottest periods where one can garden or sit out on the deck without getting blankets like up here. Last spring it was 100 at least one day in May. Everyone said "very weird year". Maybe. But I remember the heat in summer as being too much for me. My tolerance level is lower than most....I think 80 is hot! I'll have to work on this issue no matter where I go if I want less snow.
I love Cañon; in fact, I can't think of anywhere I've ever been that I would enjoy more for retirement. Yes, it does reach the 100 degree mark occasionally in the summer, but, after living over 25 years in the Deep South, I'd take 100 in Cañon over 80 in Dixie, any day.
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Old 04-05-2019, 11:06 PM
 
Location: Pensacola, Florida
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I love Cañon; in fact, I can't think of anywhere I've ever been that I would enjoy more for retirement. Yes, it does reach the 100 degree mark occasionally in the summer, but, after living over 25 years in the Deep South, I'd take 100 in Cañon over 80 in Dixie, any day.
Good to know. We spent a couple of days in Pueblo last spring but we didn't drive out to this area.
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Old 04-06-2019, 04:27 PM
 
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I had considered WA state but currently ruled it out due to reading about constant rain and not much sunshine... have I been misinformed?
It gets exaggerated. Late spring through early Autumn (about 5 months) usually are very sunny. April flip-flops back and forth between sun and rain (April showers, May flowers, and all that). Winters are overcast. How much rain there is, and what kind of rain (misty vs. pounding rain) depends, but downpours are rare. If you're in MN, you're used to it getting dark early in the winters. No state income tax, btw.

As for CO, I'd recommend Durango, in SW CO. Definitely scenic, and just north of there: Ouray. in a narrow and spectacular valley, with a huge public pool that's heated by a hot spring. I couldn't tell you about trucking jobs, or other driving jobs. Durango has a college, where your wife might find work. I can't tell you about trucking or other driving jobs in the area. Here's what the 'net says about Durango winters:

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Winters are usually mild and sunny, and the average temperature ranges between 10 and 50 degrees. Due to Durango's location in a sun-drenched valley, snow removal stays manageable, despite a normal annual snowfall of around 71 inches.
"Sun-drenched", got it? It's a great area to visit, even if you don't settle there.
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