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Old 07-20-2013, 08:54 AM
 
Location: Leipzig, Germany
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Hello. I'm an expatriate English widower; and recently married a Californian (girl, I'm proud to say). She's persuaded me to situate our home in the U S A; and, property-disposals permitting, it seems we're on our way: in Autumn, I would say. And in considering where to live we are tending toward Maine. Although we like the look of Portland, it might be slightly congested and expensive for us, and so we go for Rangeley, though it may be more remote than we appreciate. To where would we need go to visit a full branch of a major supermarket, car dealership, &c? We hope to buy an awd-vehicle to get us through the snow. We'd like to see some native views, as well as all that scenery. For example, is there an even better place that we may have overlooked?

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Old 07-20-2013, 09:05 AM
 
Location: Leipzig, Germany
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A treat for us would be to find a curry restaurant or fish and chip shop
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Old 07-20-2013, 09:12 AM
 
Location: Bangor Maine
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Rangeley is a lovely spot but very different from Portland. If you don't do winter sports it could be a very confining for you in winter as Rangeley is a bit remote. I don't know where you would find Indian "curry" in that area. A place you may find nice, and on the coast too, is Belfast, ME. A bit more going on in that area but would be less expensive living than in Portland. It's only less than an hour's drive from Belfast to Bangor which has many restaurants, theaters, casino etc.
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Old 07-20-2013, 09:38 AM
 
Location: Leipzig, Germany
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Thanks for pointing us to those other parts. Belfast does seem pleasant; and Camden caught my eye. But I still think we'd be okay in Rangeley. My wife has experience of fishing, hunting, shooting, etc; and I have some of trekking and climbing. However, we're each well into our sixties
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Old 07-20-2013, 10:58 AM
 
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farmington isnt far from rangeley,,they have all the amenities..

rangeley is one of my fav places in maine-the air is clear as can be-the views are spectacular, people are decent,,
and you'll see plenty of moose and deer
i can see why you would like it there
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Old 07-20-2013, 11:13 AM
 
Location: Leipzig, Germany
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Thanks again. When we think of moving home to a place with which we're unfamiliar, we can imagine it to be different from the reality. For instance, when, six years ago, I chose to come to Leipzig, I was convinced that with it being an ex-communist city, public places would be filled with pipe-smoking, beard-stroking men in peaked caps playing chess. And the impression was so strong that when I got here I spent some time trying to find them, on street-corners, etc; but I never did. Similarly, I imagine Rangeley to be surrounded by dens of Sasquatch, which would wander onto the road you're trying to take home, at any time from nightfall. But it isn't like that really – is it?

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Old 07-20-2013, 12:04 PM
 
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Thanks again. When we think of moving home to a place with which we're unfamiliar, we can imagine it to be different from the reality. For instance, when, six years ago, I chose to come to Leipzig, I was convinced that with it being an ex-communist city, public places would be filled with pipe-smoking, beard-stroking men in peaked caps playing chess. And the impression was so strong that when I got here I spent some time trying to find them, on street-corners, etc; but I never did. Similarly, I imagine Rangeley to be surrounded by dens of Sasquatch, which would wander onto the road you're trying to take home, at any time from nightfall. But it isn't like that really is it?
the only sasquatch in rangeley are the unshaven women at the all you can eat buffets
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Old 07-20-2013, 12:21 PM
 
Location: Leipzig, Germany
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Well, the buffets sound good. But where have the pretty girls gone to?
Those girls in L L Bean sound nice
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Old 07-20-2013, 01:11 PM
 
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Well, the buffets sound good. But where have the pretty girls gone to?
Those girls in L L Bean sound nice
thats why im joking....

lots of pretty maine women up here,,,
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Old 07-20-2013, 01:22 PM
 
Location: Sacramento, CA/Dover-Foxcroft, ME
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Here are pics I took a couple years ago driving through town with my sister.

















And some more in the next post.
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