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Old 09-06-2011, 06:08 PM
 
Location: Bar Harbor, ME
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On the retirement forum, Curmudgeon posted a whole bunch of these for difference places:

You can retire to Phoenix, Arizona where...
1. You are willing to park 3 blocks away because you found shade.
2. You've experienced condensation on your hiney from the hot water in the toilet bowl.
3. You can drive for 4 hours in one direction and never leave town.
4. You have over 100 recipes for Mexican food.
5. You know that "dry heat" is comparable to what hits you in the face when you open your oven door.
6. The 4 seasons are: tolerable, hot, really hot, and ARE YOU KIDDING ME??!!

There isn't one for Maine. I could almost do it for Bar Harbor, but there is a lot about Bar Harbor or MDI which isn't Maine since there are so many rfetired move-ins there.

I wonder if, IN GOOD FUN, you native Maniacs could compile one for: You can retire in Maine, where....

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2.


3.


4.


5.

etc.
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Old 09-06-2011, 06:35 PM
 
Location: Mid atlantic too far from the caribbean
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This should be fun - what a creative and valuable thread to us awayers possibly planning retirment in Main.
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Old 09-06-2011, 07:10 PM
 
Location: Bangor, ME
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Hmmm.. this does sound like fun...

you can retire to Maine, where...

1) The seasons are almost winter, winter, I'm freezing my butt off, and almost done with winter

2) If you're driving and seem lost, and pull over to look at a map, some kind soul will pull over to help you with directions ( this really happened to me!)

3)There is a beautiful , balanced mix of concern for one's neighbors, with respect for privacy and a "live and let live" attitude.

4) There is always a bean suppah going on at some church somewhere

5) Weekend fun can include seeing how many yard sales you can go to in 1 day.

6)You can find a whoopie pie in any convenience/ grocery/bakery/gas station pharmacy in which you happen to stop.

7) they have the most uniquely red hot dogs you'll every see.

8)There is more coastline than in any other state.

9) You'll consider yourself lucky to have found your way here
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Old 09-07-2011, 04:09 AM
 
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where.....
upon approaching a rotary, you start hyperventilating, then pull over to the right to try to read the signs better, thus, causing 2 other cars to hit each other,.....then, while motoring away , the wife looks at the husband (driving) and says " I told you these rotaries were dangerous"!!!
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Old 09-07-2011, 04:27 AM
 
Location: 3.5 sq mile island ant nest next to Canada
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where.....
upon approaching a rotary, you start hyperventilating, then pull over to the right to try to read the signs better, thus, causing 2 other cars to hit each other,.....then, while motoring away , the wife looks at the husband (driving) and says " I told you these rotaries were dangerous"!!!
Augusta rotary: close your eyes, hit the gas, pray for the best. At least the barber shop's not in the way anymore.
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Old 09-07-2011, 05:05 AM
 
Location: Bangor Maine
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You can retire to Maine if you aren't constantly telling people how much better they could do things here - like where you used to live.

You can retire to Maine - if you learn how to "spell" Maine
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Old 09-07-2011, 05:14 AM
 
Location: 3.5 sq mile island ant nest next to Canada
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you can retire to Maine, where: life is calmer.
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Old 09-07-2011, 06:09 AM
 
Location: Maine
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I know this is going to be an un-popular, non-answer.

As a native Mainer I just don't consider anywhere in Maine (or anywhere in the north for that matter) as a retirement destination. My retirement does not include 5-6 months of shoveling snow, plowing snow, or slipping on the ice and breaking my azz.
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Old 09-07-2011, 06:16 AM
 
Location: 3.5 sq mile island ant nest next to Canada
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Originally Posted by Taxed in Maine View Post
I know this is going to be an un-popular, non-answer.

As a native Mainer I just don't consider anywhere in Maine (or anywhere in the north for that matter) as a retirement destination. My retirement does not include 5-6 months of shoveling snow, plowing snow, or slipping on the ice and breaking my azz.
So when do you retire?
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Old 09-07-2011, 07:13 AM
 
Location: Backwoods of Maine
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You can retire to Maine - if you learn how to "spell" Maine
WHAT -- we can't retire to Maine until we learn how to spell???

Sheesh!
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