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Old 01-11-2017, 04:29 PM
 
Location: Verde Valley AZ
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Henderson was high on my list but didn't think I could handle the dry air. How do you handle it?

Henderson, NV? I suppose it's pretty close to being the same here, weatherwise. I can handle the dry air a LOT easier than humidity. I was born and raised here so I guess I'm just used to it. Lots of body lotion doesn't hurt! I've lived where the humidity was killer and didn't like it much. Won't do that again! I do love it here in summer though when we have our rainy season. It gets humid but once it stops raining, the sun comes out and it starts to dry out the humidity drops. I can live with that.
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Old 01-11-2017, 05:47 PM
 
Location: Cochise county, AZ
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Hmmm. I tried New Mexico years ago & couldn't deal with the dry air.

I'm looking at Tennessee because it's got 4 seasons, lakes & trees. It all depends where we grew up I suppose. I was born & raised in Minnesota. Just can't take the winters anymore.
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Old 01-12-2017, 03:58 PM
 
Location: Prescott AZ
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Just got back from a house hunting trip to Fayetteville,AR. Decided not to live there. Lots of reasons too lengthy to expound on. But now I have to find somewhere else to park my stuff since I need to be out of this house March 1. Am exploring senior communities in AZ and hoping I find a "ready to move in" very soon.

I also did a self discovery test and know that I am not young anymore. Ha Ha. I guess I was kidding myself and now am more realistic. What you imagine in your mind, is not always fact.
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Old 01-12-2017, 04:18 PM
 
Location: Cochise county, AZ
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Barb, I'm looking at Cookeville, TN & Fort Myers, Fl. Just FYI. I also looked at Arkansas but decided it wouldn't fit.
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Old 01-12-2017, 04:37 PM
 
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If you're thinking Florida. I'd rethink Ft Myers it's real snowbird country, super heavy traffic in winter. Please check out the greater Jacksonville area. Although we get some snowbirds. It's nothing like southern FL. North of Jacksonville is Yulee and Amelia Island, south is St Augustine. The area still has a good southern vibe. As a former Vermonter I love not having to worry about the winter ice and snow.
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Old 01-12-2017, 04:56 PM
 
Location: Cochise county, AZ
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If you're thinking Florida. I'd rethink Ft Myers it's real snowbird country, super heavy traffic in winter. Please check out the greater Jacksonville area. Although we get some snowbirds. It's nothing like southern FL. North of Jacksonville is Yulee and Amelia Island, south is St Augustine. The area still has a good southern vibe. As a former Vermonter I love not having to worry about the winter ice and snow.
I'll look at it. Thank you.
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Old 01-12-2017, 05:06 PM
 
Location: Cochise county, AZ
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I had already looked into it. I did like the area but one responder was so negative that he really turned me off. I don't want to be around negative people.
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Old 01-12-2017, 05:52 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles area
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Henderson was high on my list but didn't think I could handle the dry air. How do you handle it?
Handle it? What is there to "handle"? Dry air means we aren't sticky with sweat all the time. Also, we feel much more comfortable at a given temperature because our persperation acts as it was designed by mother nature to act, namely it evaporates and cools us as opposed to dripping off wasted. A side benefit is less stinging sweat running into our eyes, or perhaps even none at all.

Mold and mildew are also not a problem in dry climates, which is a nice benefit. Mosquitos ditto, or at the very least they are much less of a problem.

It's all advantages with no disadvantages. I speak as one who has lived, not just visited, in both fairly wet (southern Louisiana) and fairly dry climates.
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Old 01-12-2017, 06:10 PM
 
Location: Cochise county, AZ
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Handle it? What is there to "handle"? Dry air means we aren't sticky with sweat all the time. Also, we feel much more comfortable at a given temperature because our persperation acts as it was designed by mother nature to act, namely it evaporates and cools us as opposed to dripping off wasted. A side benefit is less stinging sweat running into our eyes, or perhaps even none at all.

Mold and mildew are also not a problem in dry climates, which is a nice benefit. Mosquitos ditto, or at the very least they are much less of a problem.

It's all advantages with no disadvantages. I speak as one who has lived, not just visited, in both fairly wet (southern Louisiana) and fairly dry climates.
Escort, I visited California when I was in my twenties. It does not have dry air. In fact, it is perfect. Being in a dry climate when you are not used to it, is tough.

People visiting Minnesota without the proper attire would have a hard time.
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Old 01-12-2017, 06:19 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles area
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Escort, I visited California when I was in my twenties. It does not have dry air. In fact, it is perfect. Being in a dry climate when you are not used to it, is tough.

People visiting Minnesota without the proper attire would have a hard time.
I have spent considerable time in both Arizona and New Mexico and never found it problematic. Also, California does indeed have dry air once you get 100 miles or so east of the coast. Whether one would call the air in the Los Angeles Basin "dry" depends on what the comparison is. It is certainly orders of magnitude dryer than the Gulf Coast states.

I don't really doubt that you don't like dry air, because I do not think you're lying! But I am extremely curious to know exactly what you find "tough" about it.
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