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Old 10-04-2011, 08:56 AM
 
Location: Coastal Georgia
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I thought they wanted to be near the coast? How about Hilton Head, SC. There is a Sun City there.
Otherwise, I'd suggest the Blue Ridge Mountains, or Asheville, NC

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Old 11-30-2011, 11:51 AM
 
Location: San Diego and Virginia Lakes (eastern Sierras 10,000 ft.)
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I'd keep any choices within an easy day's drive. I have a lot of experience doing this from our winter place in San Diego to our summer place north of Mammoth Ca. (high altitude for the cool). When we started out after retirement the 8-10 hour drive was easy and exhilarating as we left crowded so. ca for the remote reaches of the eastern sierra. Today that drive is getting to be a chore (especially when heading back south and having to pass through So. Ca at the END of the drive) and we often break the trip up with an overnight along the way.

[font=Verdana]Anyway, if I lived in Arizona I'd look at Flagstaff. At 8,000 ft elevation it is pretty and cool and an easy drive from your primary home.
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Old 11-30-2011, 11:56 AM
 
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Don't go anywhere with black flies. Only the locals can tolerate them. you remember the photos of little kids with nasty looking flies all over them in National Geographic? That's what happens to people in Maine, UP Mi., western PA, lower Manitoba and Ontario and Upstate NY, etc. They have these hideous black flies biting all the time and no one sees a problem. Watch, someone will post: "whaddaya mean black flies."
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Old 11-30-2011, 11:48 PM
 
Location: Out there somewhere...a traveling man.
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How about Mayberry or Mt Pilot. Andy and Opie seem to have excellent weather and fishing there all the time.

Otherwise I'd suggest, as others have, Colorado.
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Old 12-01-2011, 06:38 AM
 
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Don't go anywhere with black flies. Only the locals can tolerate them. you remember the photos of little kids with nasty looking flies all over them in National Geographic? That's what happens to people in Maine, UP Mi., western PA, lower Manitoba and Ontario and Upstate NY, etc. They have these hideous black flies biting all the time and no one sees a problem. Watch, someone will post: "whaddaya mean black flies."
There is a small window of time when there are black flies in upstate NY/VT, which we deal with using insect repellent. It is about two weeks here. You forgot to mention the green head flies and no-see-ums at the Jersey shore; another place to avoid.
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Old 12-01-2011, 07:37 AM
 
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There is a small window of time when there are black flies in upstate NY/VT, which we deal with using insect repellent. It is about two weeks here. You forgot to mention the green head flies and no-see-ums at the Jersey shore; another place to avoid.

Really any biting flies are intolerable, IMO. I'm glad youhave a short peak season for these pests. But my experience is that every northeastern woodland/water area has these things at some level all summer long. People from out west don't know about these flies. They don't have them in Arizona. they have other nasty pests but all are easily avoidable unlike the flies.
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