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Old 11-06-2012, 07:18 AM
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I live in the Texas city with 5 of the state's Top 10 tourist attractions. If I had based the decision to live here on the things that tourists see, I would have been in for a surprise. Life here is very different from the tourist attractions. Not bad, just different.
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Old 11-06-2012, 07:20 AM
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Every time we go on vacation, it is so good to be home again. We have a timeshare and more and more run into people that live in the timeshares. These are people that retire and want to travel. I don't even know if they have another home. One would think they would have to have a place somewhere if only a storage unit to keep their seasonal clothes, etc.

When you see the Northeast or any other area hit by disaster these people look more like the wise. There are many benefits to owning a large share in the timeshares. I have to pay for housekeeping and have a limited number of reservation transactions, but beyond a certain points of timeshare the housekeeping is not even mentioned.

One lady living at the Edisto Island location said that she would let Wyndham worry about the hurricanes. She keeps track of expenses and declares that owning a timeshare as a second home is cheaper than a second home. I think it could make sense. If you don't use it, you could rent it out.

As for us: Our home is paid for and we live three hours from the mountains and the beach and less than an hour from Charlotte but 7 miles from a huge county park, near several colleges where educational programs are enjoyed. We have good medical and a limitless supply of things to do. Our county loves its senior citizens and treats us like royalty. I am not going to move anywhere unless I have to.
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Old 11-06-2012, 07:21 AM
 
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Katmandu in 1974. I'm still in love...
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Old 11-06-2012, 08:25 AM
 
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Still, asked my wife, if I ever die, take as long as you want, but spread my ashes in the redwoods of N. California.
If that says anything to you.

I'm sorry to inform you but, it isn't a matter of if.
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Old 11-06-2012, 08:29 AM
 
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I decided to move to Alaska on my fourth day here. I was visiting from Florida for a conference and staying another couple of weeks to see the sights. I'd never seen anything like it, and I knew I wanted to get to know this place more than I could on vacations. I made another trip in late winter and moved up three months later. I've lived here two and a half years now. No unexpected perils, just occasional frustration, mostly due to the relative isolation. There are personal and professional challenges, and I do think about moving back down south fairly often, but there's still something about this place that keeps me here. I don't know if I'll stay here forever, but I'm glad I took the chance.


Yea i've always wanted to live there, but my wife hates it for it's isolation and temperature. Still think it'd be awesome watching bears salmon fishing, and staring up at mountains though. On the flip side she says she'll like to move to Iceland with me!
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