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Old Yesterday, 12:21 PM
 
Location: Middle of the ocean
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If we weren't all different, some states would be VERY crowded.

Our weather stays hot at night, and..... I hate that. What I did like about Sedona, was it was hot during the day, and almost freezing at night (I think we were there in Nov. can't remember).

That's one of the things I looked for in locations, was a drop in temp at night. I love fireplaces, and cozy wear, big comforters, and winter meals.

My dogs, who have never experienced cold, may disagree.
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Old Yesterday, 01:03 PM
 
Location: Living on the Coast in Oxnard CA
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Know what I hate? HATE HATE HATE?!!

Christmas and Thanksgiving at 80 degrees, blue skies and palm trees. It's just not right!
Half the world never sees snow on Christmas. The Southern Hemisphere is having summer. Although it is not always 80 degrees in California on the coast where I live, we never get snow. I have only had two Christmas seasons with snow when I was living in Iowa.
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Old Yesterday, 01:06 PM
 
Location: Living on the Coast in Oxnard CA
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Haha, there is a certain weirdness , I have to admit, to having people over for Thanksgiving and Christmas and it is in the 80's or 90's. When we go to an on water decorated boat parade, it does seem a little odd that there is no snow around.
You see that is normal for my part of the world. We have the Parade of Lights at the Harbor every year. In our area, Oxnard CA does theirs one weekend and Ventura CA does theirs the next weekend. Christmas is not Christmas without a Parade of lights on the water.
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Old Yesterday, 01:07 PM
 
Location: Living on the Coast in Oxnard CA
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If we weren't all different, some states would be VERY crowded.

Our weather stays hot at night, and..... I hate that. What I did like about Sedona, was it was hot during the day, and almost freezing at night (I think we were there in Nov. can't remember).

That's one of the things I looked for in locations, was a drop in temp at night. I love fireplaces, and cozy wear, big comforters, and winter meals.

My dogs, who have never experienced cold, may disagree.
Around here it can be warm in the day and the Offshore breeze cools things down at night. We love to go out and sit by the fire pit in the evening.
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Old Yesterday, 01:08 PM
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In general, I think we want a change when we retire. We have had 30 years of tropical climate, and now when we have the choice, we WANT 4 seasons. Four mild seasons, but seasons none the less.
This. I've lived in AZ since 1995 and good Lord willing and the creeks don't rise, we'll move back to the south for four mild seasons. Don't get me wrong - I love it here but it's time for a change.
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Old Yesterday, 01:10 PM
 
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Half the world never sees snow on Christmas. The Southern Hemisphere is having summer. Although it is not always 80 degrees in California on the coast where I live, we never get snow. I have only had two Christmas seasons with snow when I was living in Iowa.

I didn't mention snow in that post.

And only 30% of the world celebrates christmas at all.
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Old Yesterday, 01:15 PM
 
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Anyone with a sense of adventure and a little money in their pocket should be smart enough to do it. Even if you are in debt, take what you got and make a go of it.
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Old Yesterday, 01:40 PM
 
Location: NC Piedmont
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The drawback to Florida for me is alligators. It just creeps me out to think those things are lurking around. It never even crossed my mind anytime I went to Florida until that little boy was killed at Disney World.
We have them in NC also. They are very rare in VA and I don't think there are any on the other side of the Chesapeake Bay. But NC, SC and GA have plenty down near the coast. They are more plentiful in FL, but they are relatively easy to avoid.

Nature will mess with you in AZ also, if you aren't careful.
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Old Yesterday, 03:39 PM
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We have them in NC also. They are very rare in VA and I don't think there are any on the other side of the Chesapeake Bay. But NC, SC and GA have plenty down near the coast. They are more plentiful in FL, but they are relatively easy to avoid.

Nature will mess with you in AZ also, if you aren't careful.
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Alligators are in Alabama also. In 2008, I kayaked from Montgomery (site of the capital) to below Selma landing at "Old Cahaba", site of the first permanent state capital of Alabama from 1820 to 1825. During that trip, I counted half a dozen gators, all below the Robert F. Henry Lock and Dam. As a kid, we saw them in the Millers Ferry area beginning around 1970 or so.

When we first moved here, I became the designated rattlesnake remover in our new neighborhood. It's rather simple: take a rake with 3" tines, scoop him up and drop him in a tall, plastic kitchen trash can. You really don't need a lid but it does freak people out otherwise. I'd drive them out into the desert and release them. Rattlesnakes will do their best to get away from you. Only when they're cornered do they become ill-tempered. Scorpions, on the other hand, are always ill-tempered.
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Old Yesterday, 05:28 PM
 
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FL is an overcrowded dumpy place and nauseatingly humid for 5+ months. AZ has those neurotoxic scorpions that are everywhere. Both are too hot from May - October. Wouldn't consider living full time in either place.
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