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Old 09-10-2011, 04:37 PM
 
Location: Bangor Maine
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Naturesdreams - be sure you read Peter Jenkins experiences of his time in Alaska. He has also written many other books about his adventures, starting with his The Walk West, when he had just gotten out of college. The Alaska book is titled "Looking for Alaska".
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Old 09-10-2011, 04:38 PM
 
Location: Bangor Maine
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Opps! I forgot to mention my dream places. I would love to have homebase in Freeport, ME with a water view and then have about 3 winter months each year in Sedona AZ.
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Old 09-10-2011, 05:27 PM
 
Location: Sierra Vista, AZ
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It has to be isolated area in San Francisco though. Very high peak on the mountains and maybe a view of Golden Gate Bridge.
Did you look behind the houses, abuts the National Park
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Old 09-10-2011, 07:21 PM
 
Location: Prescott Valley,az summer/east valley Az winter
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where to live if unlimited funds? Colorado springs in summer and Mesa, Az in winter with a few side trips to california!

Oh, yes I do live in Colorado springs in summer and Mesa, Az in winter~~guess life is already pretty good!
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Old 09-10-2011, 07:28 PM
 
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I agree with Dorothy. "Theres no place like home, there's no place like home, there's no place like..."
I don't have a 'home' in the Dorothy sense. I've lived in my current locale for 30+ years, birthed and reared my children here, and have a huge extended family nearby, but I didn't move here until I was 32 years old, so it's not 'home' in any meaningful sense. It's just a place that's worked for awhile. I'm over it.
Previously, I lived here, there, and yonder - some places for 5-12 years - but nothing worth clicking my heels over. I get my clicks by exploring and experiencing new places.
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Old 09-11-2011, 12:12 PM
 
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Funny, we were never bored. Boring people get bored. There's a lot to do in town, a decent night life, plenty of history and lots of interesting places within easy reach.



Santa Cruz is getting a bit down-trodden, is full of college students and tourists, is a bit expensive, being a coastal town, and is an enclave of old hippies who never grew up. If you like hemp, tie dye, drum circles, vegetarians, PETA, Earth First, Greenpeace, the ACLU, etc. you'll love it.

Capitola is cute, quaint and also touristy.
Sacramento compare to SF is boring.

Money is no object in this thread so that should not be an issue at all.
I like tourists. What do you mean they never grew up?
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Old 09-11-2011, 12:14 PM
 
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Did you look behind the houses, abuts the National Park
Golden Gate Park?
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Old 09-11-2011, 10:34 PM
 
Location: Wisconsin
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Naturesdreams - be sure you read Peter Jenkins experiences of his time in Alaska. He has also written many other books about his adventures, starting with his The Walk West, when he had just gotten out of college. The Alaska book is titled "Looking for Alaska".
Thank you Newdaawn... I will certainly check these books out...
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Old 09-13-2011, 07:24 PM
 
Location: Eastern Washington
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Am I the only one who would buy a large ranch in Montana, or maybe Idaho or Wyoming? Then build a smallish but nice house, a big garage, and set up all the shooting sports - trap, skeet, 1000 yard or more rifle range, action shooting for 3 gun. If the money pot is truly bottomless, I would build a full scale Neubering track.

Having built all that stuff, would have to put up a standing invite to various buddies to come shoot, hunt, fish, and/or drive. Noblesse oblige, and all that, besides, what good is all this sporting equipent without some friendly rivals?
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Old 09-13-2011, 07:43 PM
 
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Anyone building a dream custom beach home?
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