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Old 11-01-2009, 06:52 PM
 
Location: St Paul, MN - NJ's Gold Coast
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Old 11-02-2009, 01:12 AM
 
Location: Arvada, CO
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I've been looking into Denver, I'm probably going to take a trip out there once spring arrives.

My only concern is how isolated it is. There are really no other major cities nearby.
Yeah, Denver is the obvious choice.

I don't understand this whole "there are really no other major cities nearby" thing. If you are already in a "major city" why would you need another one? Isn't one enough? If I really wanted to, I could be in Kansas City by morning.

Denver is not isolated. We have satellite cities to visit. Mountains nearby. Colorado Springs if you can find a reason to go. Believe me, we aren't out here "all by ourselves".
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Old 11-02-2009, 03:58 PM
 
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Gosh, you are picky and want everything. I would say San Fran or Sacramento. Seattle has it all, except for the sunshine. Atlanta would be good. Salt Lake has everything except for the year round sunshine. Dallas-Ft.Worth has everything, except no national parks close by. The same for Houston. Austin, TX would be a good option also. Washington DC would be good except for the cold winters. Phoenix is going to hell, despite the sunshine (avoid at all costs). And the same applies with Vegas. Seattle has it all, except for the sunshine. Yes, I would say either Atlanta or San Fran.
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Old 11-02-2009, 04:00 PM
 
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Denver comes to mind, but also Phoenix.
No. Avoid Phoenix at all costs.
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Old 11-02-2009, 05:32 PM
 
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Yeah, Denver is the obvious choice.

I don't understand this whole "there are really no other major cities nearby" thing. If you are already in a "major city" why would you need another one? Isn't one enough? If I really wanted to, I could be in Kansas City by morning.

Denver is not isolated. We have satellite cities to visit. Mountains nearby. Colorado Springs if you can find a reason to go. Believe me, we aren't out here "all by ourselves".
Well, for me, I love having Chicago (a week of weekends... easily), Bourbon/Bluegrass Country, the world's second greatest amusement park (Disney will forever be my #1), Gatlinburg, mountains of W.V., the Indy 500 (and Indy), the Henry Ford, Canada, the Cleve and all its stuff, Cincinnati with its stellar museums and the riverboats, Amish Country, the horse tracks, Pittsburgh, OSU and Columbus, the best Halloween party on the face of the earth (Athens), dozens of gambling casinos, and Hocking Hills all within a "morning drive".

Stretch my view out to a full day drive and I can include the majority of Bos-Wash in that figure, along with the deep south and the northern hinterlands (MI UP, I'm talking about you). 70% of the US and Canadian populations live within a day from my doorstep, and yes, that is a valuable asset to have.
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Old 11-02-2009, 05:35 PM
 
Location: Arvada, CO
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Well, for me, I love having Chicago (a week of weekends... easily), Bourbon/Bluegrass Country, the world's second greatest amusement park (Disney will forever be my #1), Gatlinburg, mountains of W.V., the Indy 500 (and Indy), the Henry Ford, Canada, the Cleve and all its stuff, Cincinnati with its stellar museums and the riverboats, Amish Country, the horse tracks, Pittsburgh, OSU and Columbus, the best Halloween party on the face of the earth (Athens), dozens of gambling casinos, and Hocking Hills all within a "morning drive".

Stretch my view out to a full day drive and I can include the majority of Bos-Wash in that figure, along with the deep south and the northern hinterlands (MI UP, I'm talking about you). 70% of the US and Canadian populations live within a day from my doorstep, and yes, that is a valuable asset to have.
Point taken.

: packing up and moving to Dayton:
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