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Old 08-05-2017, 04:33 PM
Location: North Beach, MD on the Chesapeake
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I hear California is full of whiskey, women and gold.
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Old 08-08-2017, 01:05 AM
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Originally Posted by goolsbyjazz View Post
Glad to hear things are working out for you! Coming from the northeast do you find the gray/cloudy days in the PNW too much or similar to where you came from? What was it that drew you west to the PNW?
I love the rain, mostly. I miss the summer thunderstorms back east, as our summers here are sunny and dry.

It isn't easy to pinpoint what drew me here. Other beautiful places were great to visit, but I'd always wanted to go home. On my first visit to the pnw, I felt I could live here forever. I still have some family back east who think we will tire of the west coast and move back. I humor them, but I know I won't go back.
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Old 08-08-2017, 06:16 AM
Location: Somewhere below Mason/Dixon
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I live in the southeast, East Tennessee specifically and I am used to my very green, warm and humid environment. I have also lived in Michigan, cold but still very green and water rich. I value my green environment in the eastern USA, I love the thick forests, I love our green mountains with white water steams running down them. I believe I would not easily adjust to the climate and environment of the west. No doubt the west would be a huge culture shock to me.

Having said all that I love visiting the west, Colorado is beautiful, Arizona etc. i just don't know if I would want to live there. It is undeniable that the west is very different from the east. I know ex westerners who have had a tough time adjusting to our climate and culture. I guess the key to a happy move to the east or west is to understand what your getting into. Knowing the climate culture and politics of where your going will help you be ready for it.
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Old 08-08-2017, 09:17 AM
Location: Scottsdale, AZ
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I moved from IL to AZ several years ago and don't really have any regrets. Yes, its hotter than the blazes here in summer, but the remaining months are nice. Ive always been fascinated with the desert, so I'm thrilled to call it my home. I wouldn't want to live near cornfields again, nor forests. I don't miss the mud, the rain, the sleet, the snow, the hail, the tornadoes, the flooding, the mosquitos... not one bit. Being able to hike 8 months of the year, without worries of weather crashing my outings, is one of the best things in life, IMO. The vast emptiness and starkness of the West is what I love the most, though. Out East you cant throw a stone without it hitting someone's property. Out here its the opposite. The West is so expansive and empty that its comforting to me.
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