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Old 03-12-2018, 12:14 PM
 
Location: Wilmington, NC
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BDL,

I'm smiling reading all of these posts, because it is clear that this C-D crew loves you and is behind you all the way. I have a suspicion that your caravan will do great - and how can you miss with dogs onboard?

I hope that you'll keep us all updated!
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Old 03-12-2018, 01:29 PM
 
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These are just above the area where BDL is moving, from the trail west of her. These were at an altitude somewhere between 12,000 and 13,000 feet.

(By the way, one of the jeep drivers discovered carburetors don't work there!)

It's a LOT above the area! My new town is 7,000 feet!
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Old 03-12-2018, 01:36 PM
 
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BDL,

I'm smiling reading all of these posts, because it is clear that this C-D crew loves you and is behind you all the way. I have a suspicion that your caravan will do great - and how can you miss with dogs onboard?

I hope that you'll keep us all updated!
Thank you so much for the support. I just got it from some very annoying details and am feeling quite chewed up with the logistics of the move (now weeks away) and your note is most welcome.
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Old 03-12-2018, 02:44 PM
 
Location: Central NY
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Wow, thank you for posting these pictures. Beautiful country!
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Old 03-12-2018, 06:30 PM
 
Location: Western Colorado
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Where BDL is moving to -







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Old 03-12-2018, 07:28 PM
 
Location: Central NY
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^^^^^^^^^^ Beautiful pictures.
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Old 03-12-2018, 07:32 PM
 
Location: Colorado
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I love Ridgway, though I havenít been there in years. Itís such a beautiful area to retire to. Youíve made a great choice! I enjoy reading your posts and sharing in the excitement of relocating there - it's gotten me dreaming of my plans to move to the region.

Iíve toyed with the idea of moving to the western slope for years (Iím on the front range), but the jobs were never there, although Iíve done quite a bit of intermittent work at sites around Glenwood Springs and Parachute. But itís been about 8 years since Iíve done any work there, and a lot has changed.

I've looked at towns around the Uncompahgre Plateau (or maybe Grand Mesa NF) for my retirement in 3 years, and have been perusing realty websites. Iím kind of shocked at how expensive itís gotten, and there are so many new, huge homes! Where did they all come from? Seems to be spreading out from Telluride and swallowing up the entire region. Even if I could afford it, I donít plan on spending my retirement maintaining a huge house!

I donít think the sale price of my tiny condo will cover the cost of a small home in much of the western slope anymore, although parts of Montrose seem pretty affordable. Grand Junction is affordable, but gets too hot in the summer. The west is big Ė Iíll keep looking.
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Old 03-12-2018, 10:38 PM
 
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...there are so many new, huge homes! Where did they all come from? Seems to be spreading out from Telluride and swallowing up the entire region. Even if I could afford it, I donít plan on spending my retirement maintaining a huge house!

I donít think the sale price of my tiny condo will cover the cost of a small home in much of the western slope anymore, although parts of Montrose seem pretty affordable. ...
Montrose is relatively affordable. But up around Ridgway, there are few small houses, and that's what I want, so I'm building. The bank was pretty surprised at the size.
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Old 03-13-2018, 09:22 PM
 
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For folks that like small towns, Meeker has a mean (& fairly recent) housing price of $175k according to one data site.




It apparently has some millionaires, at least one billionaire and a famous comic. During summer. Maybe parts of other seasons.


Big to do sheepdog trials in early September.

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Old 03-14-2018, 09:01 AM
 
Location: Yavapai County
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Montrose is relatively affordable. But up around Ridgway, there are few small houses, and that's what I want, so I'm building. The bank was pretty surprised at the size.
That is cool you can build small! Many areas have minimum house size, which I think is ridiculous.
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