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Old 09-04-2019, 04:26 PM
 
Location: Florida/Tennessee
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I'm in east Tennessee and Florida ... how soon we forget about the devastating fires and loss of life.

Being rural, my greatest concern is fire. In Florida I have a 1/2 acre pond beside my home so I have a continual water source, in TN I'm on the ridge with lots of fuel on the ground... and no where to go. In addition, it's a log cabin with a huge deck.
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Old 09-04-2019, 04:29 PM
Status: "Living the Dream" (set 15 days ago)
 
Location: Tennessee
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Retired in Michigan.

Loving EastTennessee!
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Old 09-04-2019, 04:41 PM
 
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Hurricane—that’s it, Florida is off the list.
That's all right, we're pretty much full anyway.
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Old 09-04-2019, 06:34 PM
 
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Every time one of these threads is created, people come out of the woodwork to bash Florida. And they always describe "Florida" as if it is a single location such as a small town somewhere rather than a diverse area that is over 800 miles long from tip to tip. Just think about that for a moment. The distance from Key West to Pensacola is roughly the same as Savanah, Georgia, to Manhattan. Would anyone in his or her right mind describe someone or some place in Georgia as being exactly the same as Virginia, Maryland or PA? If someone in South Carolina or North Carolina does something stupid, should we start referring to such people as East Coast Man?
Seeing as 'Florida Man' (and 'Florida Woman') events can happen anywhere between and including Key West and Pensacola, there does seem to be some sort of connection, even if spanning 800 miles. It's almost become a badge of honor to say I'm a native Floridian...because it means I've lived among 'Florida Men' and 'Florida Women' my entire life and have thus far managed to live to tell about it.

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Tampa's summer humidity is enough to wish for a Hurricane to come though. It's no wonder it's home to so many nudist resorts. Wearing clothes in 90s heat/humidity sucks. The East coast is much more pleasant, but yeah, that can come at a cost.
I've lived in both (moreso the east coast), now settled into the Tampa area, and I haven't found it to be any more or less (un)pleasant than the east coast...That could also be because I don't have a thick "insulation blanket" like so many others here. Having to layer up in the office environment does suck though when the A/C's set to "meat locker" every day while most others are still complaining that they're too hot.
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Old 09-04-2019, 06:46 PM
 
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Many years ago, I worked in the tire and auto service business in Vero Beach. I used to think it was funny when someone would call up and start the conversation with "This is Bob Jones over in Riomar or John's Island or just 'on the beach'. I want to get my oil changed". They had to let you know that they lived in one of the high $ areas on the barrier island.

Can't say that I remember anyone saying "This is Bill Smith on 33rd avenue".
My favorite while working in boating retail from retirees:

"I'm on a fixed income."

"Ok...Would you rather make waves or, uhh...eat?"
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Old 09-04-2019, 07:08 PM
 
Location: SW Florida
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Garden of Eden wasn't a ski resort..... just sayin'

lol
Maybe not, but I'd think it was in a place where the climate was a bit more moderate than sunny Florida. I didn't think apples grew well in a tropical climate.
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Old 09-04-2019, 07:22 PM
 
Location: Colorado
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Anyway, try Nevada, Arizona, inland Texas, Tennessee, Oregon, Wyoming, to name a few mass areas without local specification, personal experience, and real knowledge on the ground and at sea.
No, not Wyoming. Yellowstone is going to blow up within 250,000 years. That may be worse than a hurricane.
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Old 09-04-2019, 08:53 PM
 
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Tampa's summer humidity is enough to wish for a Hurricane to come though. It's no wonder it's home to so many nudist resorts. Wearing clothes in 90s heat/humidity sucks. The East coast is much more pleasant, but yeah, that can come at a cost.
Been there, done that.

It IS "freeing" to divest oneself of clothing in warmer weather.

I sweat in clothes in heat, they get damp and soggy wet.
But no clothing? I hardly sweat at all.

We actually have thought about having a hone in a nudist community, but didnt lije tge only available units at the nicest resirt we stayed at.

Oh, and yes, you need to dress for dinner, and carry a towel with you to sit on, cleanliness you know.

OP, if you wipe Florida off your retirement map, wipe off Georgia, the Carolinas, Virginia, Maryland, Delaware, new New Jersey, New York , even new England. Especially the coastal areas. All have, at one time or another been hit by a hurricane landfall.

I was in new England, when hurricane Bob came through. We went to bed it was to landfall at N Carolina's North side. Woje in the morning and it was almost upon us. They were shutting off the power at a certain wind speed, and they did. I really didn't have tine to go "home" to upstate NY, as a major bridge id have to cross was closed too. The power went off early.
Had no chouce but to wait through it. Took about 4 days before main business roads were cleared. Then life started to get back to normal. It was only a cat 2, too. But enough havoc to cause major trouble trouble.

So any eastern atlantic or gulf bordering stare is out then, for you.
Better hole up in Indiana or Ohio. Oh wait they get cold and possible " snowmaggedon" as we call snowfalls from Nor'Easters here in NY. ( 20" or more in a day).

Best of luck picking one's location for happy retirement.

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Old 09-04-2019, 09:09 PM
 
Location: Sylmar, a part of Los Angeles
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I've lived in both (moreso the east coast), now settled into the Tampa area, and I haven't found it to be any more or less (un)pleasant than the east coast...That could also be because I don't have a thick "insulation blanket" like so many others here. Having to layer up in the office environment does suck though when the A/C's set to "meat locker" every day while most others are still complaining that they're too hot.[/QUOTE

Same thing in California, even on a cold day in the middle of winter air conditioners are going full blast everywhere.
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Old 09-04-2019, 09:15 PM
 
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Garden of Eden wasn't a ski resort..... just sayin'

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Maybe not, but I'd think it was in a place where the climate was a bit more moderate than sunny Florida. I didn't think apples grew well in a tropical climate.
You won't find an abundance of apples in Florida. But then again, you won't find any mention of apples in the Garden of Eden either. Look it up.
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