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Old 01-17-2018, 06:16 PM
 
Location: Cochise county, AZ
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Looking out the window, as I do every sunrise & sunset, I always have to catch my breath at the beauty.

I haven't spent a summer here yet & this may be one way of reminding myself how wonderful it feels to be here, when it's so cold & snowy in Minnesota, where I came from.

I'm just glad I'm here & the coldest I've gotten so far is the need to wear a sweatshirt in the morning & evening.

When I think back on the decision progress & the procrastination process I went through & how it took two major falls last winter for me to make the decision to move to a warmer climate, well, I'm still amazed I did it.

But so very glad I did! And I want each & every one of you to make me remember & eat those words when it gets hot here, lol.
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Old 01-17-2018, 06:20 PM
 
Location: Eastern Washington
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Well, I for one would think about living in AZ, but would not even consider MN. Although. In Phoenix anyway, in the summer, yeah, it does get hot. Maybe I should put that HOT. But if you are retired, you can stay out of the worst of the heat.

Glad you made the move, and glad you like how it's turning out.
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Old 01-17-2018, 06:36 PM
 
Location: Southern California
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There are some nice places in AZ and I remember yrs ago a friend and I were driving from LA to visit Sedona and parts north and our next town would have been Cottonwood and a spring snowstorm hit our car, we had shorts and sandels on and no snow tires for sure, so we turned around and spent the night down near Phoenix before heading back to LA. Cottonwood looks like a nice small town, big enough, but enough.

Glad you left MN as the cold is terrible with aging. A neighbor and I were talking earlier about how much we LOVE our area and so thankful to be here. He drives to Phoenix quite a bit to visit his mother.

A friend took a transfer to Phoenix for a while from LA but left as her allergies were much worse, she is retired in Palm Desert and lot of allergy issues. Better climate for sure for arthritis. Palm Desert is HOT in Summer. Last summer into low 120's....
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Old 01-17-2018, 06:40 PM
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Location: USA
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Been here since 1995. As much as I enjoy it, I’m ready for a change! Once I’m retired and my wife follows suit, we’re outta here! Until then, we’ll enjoy ourselves.
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Old 01-17-2018, 06:42 PM
 
Location: Southern California
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Been here since 1995. As much as I enjoy it, Im ready for a change! Once Im retired and my wife follows suit, were outta here! Until then, well enjoy ourselves.
Where's your next stop?
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Old 01-17-2018, 06:44 PM
 
Location: Cochise county, AZ
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Well, I for one would think about living in AZ, but would not even consider MN. Although. In Phoenix anyway, in the summer, yeah, it does get hot. Maybe I should put that HOT. But if you are retired, you can stay out of the worst of the heat.

Glad you made the move, and glad you like how it's turning out.
I was born & raised in Minnesota. That's how I came to be there. It wasn't until my son passed away, 2 years now, that I even considered moving away. With him gone, there was no reason to stay.

He was diabetic & didn't follow DR's advice so I was semi-prepared. Well, no parent is ever prepared but I wouldn't have left while he was there.
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Old 01-17-2018, 07:01 PM
 
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When I think back on the decision progress & the procrastination process I went through & how it took two major falls last winter for me to make the decision to move to a warmer climate, well, I'm still amazed I did it.
But so very glad I did! And I want each & every one of you to make me remember & eat those words when it gets hot here, lol.
So good to hear this again, that you moved somewhere without having connections there, did your research and are making it work quite well. Please continue to share with the group!
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Old 01-17-2018, 07:42 PM
 
Location: Wasilla, AK
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Arizona is great in the winter, but I don't relish the thought of ever spending another summer down there. One summer was enough for me.
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Old 01-17-2018, 07:54 PM
 
Location: next up where ever I go
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I have a good friend in Kingman AZ

Just a thought to move to them there parts.

This winter in IN is making me wish for old mountains, long drives over land, and NO ice.

Problem is...I love the seasons. The colors of fall make me laugh and tumble into such a wonderful place.

Wont find that in AZ.

I was thinking Nashville IN. Lovely place. Art place. But no work if I decided to do such again more than I do now.

Aw Well, such is life.!
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Old 01-17-2018, 07:54 PM
 
Location: Retired in Malibu/La Quinta/Flagstaff
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I was born & raised in Minnesota. That's how I came to be there. It wasn't until my son passed away, 2 years now, that I even considered moving away. With him gone, there was no reason to stay.

He was diabetic & didn't follow DR's advice so I was semi-prepared. Well, no parent is ever prepared but I wouldn't have left while he was there.
I'm sorry for the loss of your son. It's never easy losing a loved one, especially a child. Been down that sad road myself.

Congrats on your move to AZ. Now that I'm retired, I split my time between the CA coast, desert, and Flagstaff. I thrive in the heat, so you won't have me rubbing it in this summer.
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