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Old 09-21-2009, 08:59 AM
 
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How do you like it? I have lived in florida for 25 years and San Diego before that. I have lived in Florida not because I like it here but because all our family is here. I am sick of the HUMID summer days and lack of seasons. We go to Tennessee every christmas and love the mountains. We have been to Colorado and have a small group of family there.

My family here says I will get sick of the snow, how have all of you adapted. I think I will enjoy it but they say everyone enjoys it the first winter or two and then it gets old. I just dont think this is the case and would like to hear from all of you from the humid south, how have you adapted, are you glad you made the move?
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Old 09-21-2009, 09:48 AM
 
Location: Na'alehu Hawaii/Buena Vista Colorado
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Like any change, you adapt. There have been other postings here about how to deal with the humidity (dry skin, unquenchable thirst, etc). Personally, I like the fact that you do not have to swelter in the summer. Even if the temperature is in the 90's, it doesn't feel as hot as the humid South. Yes, winters are cold, but that is winter. You put on a coat and turn up the heat (or add a log to the fire). After a year or two, you will be like the rest of us who barely wear coats on a sunny winter day because it doesn't feel cold. Winter doesn't get "old" here because we have so many sunny days -- it's not the on-going gray skies of a mid-west state.
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Old 09-21-2009, 09:50 AM
 
Location: Branson, Missouri
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I grew up in Colo. Spgs. and missed one day of school because the snow was so bad, even for the plows. The plows are out doing the roads so people can still get around. I've heard it's still that way.
I don't like humid weather and spent time in humid climates in the southern states. I'm in a non humid area now in NM, checking out Colo. for the future living and I don't get sick of seeing snow. One thing I had to change moving from humid to non humid is skin and hair care. That was not a huge issue.
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Old 09-21-2009, 09:57 AM
 
Location: Summit County (Denver's Toilet)
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I moved here from SC, and I can tell you one thing.......You could give me a FREE million dollar house back in the SE and I wouldn't go back for anything in this world............And the snow comment, it all depends on how much you like snow, personally it could snow year round and skip summer for all I care............Good luck!!!
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Old 09-21-2009, 12:38 PM
 
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I spent 16 years in Virginia Beach, cursing the humidity almost ever day. After 3 year in Colorado, I much prefer the drier air and the sunnier climate of western Colorado, but I do miss the rain. A rainy day around here is a real treat. Although Colorado winters are colder and longer than Virginia Beach winters, winters in the 2 places are pretty much a wash in my mind. The sun makes even the coldest days here at least as comfortable as the frequent gray, dreary, damp days of southeast winters. In Virginia Beach I dreaded the summers. Here in Colorado I am enjoying summer once again, though the cooler fall weather is still very welcome.
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Old 09-21-2009, 01:10 PM
 
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I think if you can handle the inverse of humidity which is very dry air, plus be able to handle the high elevation, highly variable weather, microclimates and long winters you'll be fine.
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Old 09-21-2009, 04:37 PM
 
Location: Western Colorado
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So far so good. I am drinking it seems like several gallons of water a day and am addicted to that Lipton Green Tea with Citrus. I don't go anywhere without my western slope newcomer kit: Bottle of water, chapstick, sunscreen and a hat.
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Old 09-21-2009, 05:49 PM
 
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So far so good. I am drinking it seems like several gallons of water a day and am addicted to that Lipton Green Tea with Citrus. I don't go anywhere without my western slope newcomer kit: Bottle of water, chapstick, sunscreen and a hat.
Jim I am looking forward to hearing about how winter goes for you.
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Old 09-21-2009, 07:08 PM
 
Location: Western Colorado
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As long as there isn't an ICE STORM I'm good.
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Old 09-21-2009, 09:28 PM
 
Location: Summit County (Denver's Toilet)
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As long as there isn't an ICE STORM I'm good.
Don't really have those.....so you should be good
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