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Old 09-22-2009, 06:23 AM
 
Location: Nebraska
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I was born and raised in SC, spent 10 years traveling/moving around the country from OH to TX and NM, moved back to SC for 20 miserable years, and then moved to NE over a year ago. I have always loved the dry air, the pure water, and the snow, missed it terribly, and moved to a place where, as my Dad used to say - "They only have 2 seasons -winter and the 4th of July!" LOL OK, it isn't that bad...

Humans are adaptable, and whining doesn't change things; PEOPLE change things. I love it here. Even the "hot" summers aren't sweltering, and if you dip into a trough of cool water, the rapid evaporation cools you off immediately... unlike the hot, endlessly humid summers of the Deep South, where swimming holes are like bath water and getting out of them is no different than before you went in; where even the nights are not cool respite, but hot and muggy.

I'm loving it.
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Old 09-22-2009, 08:32 AM
 
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Thats funny you say that because when your hot as hell here I jump in the pool and your right, it feels like warm bath water. Its not refreshing at all unless you jump in a spring since they are 72 degrees year round.
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Old 09-22-2009, 02:18 PM
 
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I lived in Houston, Texas for about 35 years. It's a hot, humid, tropical swamp. Six years ago I moved north (Dallas area). I love the drier climate. I love the fact that we actually get winter here (unfortunately all too often it's in the form of ice). I'm looking forward to the day when my husband and I can kiss Dallas goodbye and retire to our place in Colorado.

I've never for one day regretted leaving Houston. Floods, hurricanes, endless rain, heat, humidity. Good riddance. I doubt I'll miss Dallas much either.
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Old 09-22-2009, 07:44 PM
 
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We moved here from New Orleans (can't get much more humid than that) a few years ago. I don't miss the South one bit. The weather here is awesome. Sure we get some snow but it's usually dry and powdery. It's usually melted in a few days. The change of seasons,low humidity and friendliness of the people make Colorado a wonderful place to live.
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Old 09-22-2009, 10:27 PM
 
Location: Bellingham, WA
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Invest in good gloves, a jacket and a hat, and then drink it all in and enjoy. Colorado winters are completely awesome.
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Old 09-23-2009, 08:08 AM
 
Location: Littleton, CO
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I must be an oddball, but I grew up in NC and lived on the Front Range from '95 until a few months ago. We relocated to South Florida, and the climate suits us much better. It just depends on what kind of person you are. It's a trade off. I love all the growth and life that comes with a tropical climate. I love the palm trees and all the lizards and frogs, etc. I also hate snow. I would rather suffer through a few months of humidity and be picking fruit in January than freezing my toes off shoveling snow. But, most people seem to really like Colorado's dry climate.
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