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Old 10-10-2011, 07:26 PM
 
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What about outside of USA?
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Old 10-10-2011, 07:30 PM
 
Location: Near a river
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oh, NEGirl, I miss my annual fall foliage trip this year...it sounds wonderful, it is such a special place in the fall. It's funny, I have (I think) a Japanese maple outside my window which turns very red, so I can just pretend I'm in NE, I really appreciate that tree!
In late summer and fall in New England I'm in heaven. It is just gorgeous, my perfect temps. Times of year I don't like here are Feb-March (when will winter ever end), and June-July (when will summer ever end). If I could go elsewhere for those four months I'd be a happy camper.
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Old 10-10-2011, 07:31 PM
 
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Okay, off topic here, but it's PURDUE, not Perdue. We're the Boilermakers, not chickens! . Says the diehard alumni.

And yes, it's very affordable, but after now living in Virginia for over 30 years, there's no way I would go back to those winters.

It is kinda funny though!
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Old 10-10-2011, 07:33 PM
 
Location: Near a river
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Okay, off topic here, but it's PURDUE, not Perdue. We're the Boilermakers, not chickens! . Says the diehard alumni.

And yes, it's very affordable, but after now living in Virginia for over 30 years, there's no way I would go back to those winters.
Haha! lol--I actually had to stop and think about the spelling and chose wrong!!! I kept visualizing the chicken wrapper and trying to remember whether the chickens are PER or PUR. And I'm an editor (don't tell my professional organization!).

Where are you in Virginia, and would you recommend it (see OP #1)?
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Old 10-10-2011, 07:43 PM
 
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22033 is Fairfax Va. One of the most conjested, expensive counties in Va. Horrible traffic. I live in Arlington, not far. It is alwful there too.
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Old 10-11-2011, 06:45 AM
 
Location: SW MO
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22033 is Fairfax Va. One of the most conjested, expensive counties in Va. Horrible traffic. I live in Arlington, not far. It is alwful there too.
I lived in Alexandria - also close and also congested. But I did love my daily drives on the George Washington Parkway to and from the Pentagon, even if they took awhile. It was just beautiful along the Potomac in any season.
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Old 10-11-2011, 11:58 AM
 
Location: SW US
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What about outside of USA?
I'm looking at the Languedoc-Rousillon area of southern France. I haven't yet gone to visit to check it out but have done a lot of research via the Internet and books. Many affordable places, like villages, seem to be car dependent, and houses are often multistory. There are cities with better public transportation and walkability, like Montpellier, but they are of course more expensive. What I seem to be finding is that the taxes are higher on wealthier people, but not on the little guy, like me. It's no longer possible to buy into the French national healthcare plan, so private health insurance is a necessity and a cost. It would be necessary to speak French to get a long term stay permit. For those who can't, they offer 400 hours of free language classes after you get there.
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Old 10-11-2011, 01:41 PM
 
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I'm looking at the Languedoc-Rousillon area of southern France. I haven't yet gone to visit to check it out but have done a lot of research via the Internet and books. Many affordable places, like villages, seem to be car dependent, and houses are often multistory. There are cities with better public transportation and walkability, like Montpellier, but they are of course more expensive. What I seem to be finding is that the taxes are higher on wealthier people, but not on the little guy, like me. It's no longer possible to buy into the French national healthcare plan, so private health insurance is a necessity and a cost. It would be necessary to speak French to get a long term stay permit. For those who can't, they offer 400 hours of free language classes after you get there.
What about Thailand?
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Old 10-11-2011, 04:01 PM
 
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What about Thailand?
I know a few wealthy expatriates that moved to the Dominican Republic...

Another family, not wealthy, but very well off with about 150k in pensions, that sold their home of 40 years and are nomads... they have one of those half million dollar motor homes as their primary home...

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Old 10-11-2011, 07:39 PM
 
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I know a few wealthy expatriates that moved to the Dominican Republic...

Another family, not wealthy, but about 150k in pensions, that sold their home of 40 years and are nomads... they have one of those half million dollar motor homes as their primary home...
Just curious because the idea of seeing many places is appealing: Do they have plans for what they want to do if they ever feel they are physically not able to keep up the nomad lifestyle?
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