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I thoroughly enjoyed reading your postings. I have to say I think you made an excellent choice of where to live. I think you will really enjoy that area!!
I believe in fate also!
I just wanted to respond to a couple of things...I believe you mentioned somewhere about having a little dog and worried about the big birds scooping it up (or is that someone else's post). Anyways...no kidding, this actually happens, I've heard several first-hand accounts of people witnessing little doggies being scooped up by those hawks or whatever those big birds are...so keep the little dog in your sights at all times!
Also...I didn't know we had bears in Texas!!
Yes, seeing all the dead deer on the roads is pretty sad. There are especially a lot in the hill country...the mainly come out at night so be careful!
Thanks for posting your travels...I have lived in TX most of my life but feel I don't always appreciate like I should! Best of luck to you!
Thanks for the well wishes, Minz. So glad you enjoyed the post. Yes, that was me talking about my little grandbaby dog. She probably weighs all of 3-4 pounds. I knew about the hawks and "swooping" from watching so many discovery channel shows. Learn so much from that channel.
Yes, I did see a dead bear on the side of the road. I was in the hills/mountains, in either Real or Edwards county. I guess something like that is so rare in Texas, but the little guy was there. Now, had it been a BIG bear and alive and crossing the road...I would have freaked big time. Bad enough to see a little one that was dead, but a big one??? Just the "what if" thought scares me, though I know I would have felt lucky to add it to the sightings and memories...a live bear. Scary, but wow.
Well, I can't wait to get there...hot weather and all. I'm cold natured anyway. I'd rather be warm than cold, any day. Don't like hot, hot though. I'm okay with it, however, because I'll have central air. I'll just stick around the air conditioning on the unbearable days. I have a creek running through my property, so sitting on the bank cooling my feet in the water, while under a shade tree, will be a treasure. If the fall/winters are always as nice as they were when I was there, I'll feel like I'm in heaven. Your fall/winter weather is better than here in Cali, where it gets cold, in the North Bay. I figure I will be trading my beautiful summers for your hot summers, but in turn, I will be getting beautiful, warm winter months that we don't have here, in the north. When its 45-52 here, its 76 or above, there. That's my kind of winters.
You're the second person who has told me that I made a very good choice in buying in the area I did, so I am really, truly happy. My best to you.
Last edited by texasdreamin; 11-26-2006 at 10:35 PM..
Good Morning, to all.
This is my first attempt at this type of communication, and not really sure what I've availed myself to...but, here goes! (My first jaunt into this venue will be abbreviated -- and, not so poised, due to my novice state at such "cyber-ventures". But, I've got to start somewhere... and, while my "retired" husband is still steadfastly asleep, I think I'll take this opportunity to just jump out there; he hogs the computer! I (because he is pretty much leaving it up to me) am looking for an area to retire to and also continue to work. Personal intro:I am a 6th generation-native Texan, and mostly claim my Mother's German (then Prussian) side of the family, (and to CA "texasdreamin", I believe her name was, we don't ALL have drawls. Read up on Texas history and you'll see why) and hoping to retire/relocate to the area that used to be referred to as "the German Hill Country". I was raised in the San Antonio area, went to school in East Texas and lived in Houston for 12 years. I/we have lived on both coasts (mid-Atlantic and Pacific NW) and am now back (sort-of) in Texas. My husband is from Upstate New York, and at one time he said "if we have to live in Texas, the San Antonio-Austin area would be the best". I/we currently reside in El Paso and am eager to leave this area (the"Borderland just does not feel like Texas to me), but want to make an informed last move. I want to move back to the area I call home; but, it has changed so much, and to a certain extent, people make the area. And I would like to know who is now occupying the area I once lived and loved. I have witnessed the cultural dynamics of people leaving one area and then consciously or not, recreating the area they just left. And, then you end up losing what made that place unique to begin with. Anyone remember Houston, Northern Virginia or Seattle before the big change that transpired in each of those respective areas? Is that happening to Austin right now? Oh, well... And, there is sooooo much info out there (I have more retirement books than I can read) and I would like to hear from people who are there and what their experiences have been or what they hope they will be; were dreams realized or not and why. I have just glanced at this site (I actually got here by clicking on a link while at the Comfort, TX website) and was intrigued by what I have seen thus far. I think I will continue to read some of the feedback, to see exactly what dialogue is transpiring. I think I will find this most helpful in my endeavor to "research" the area. I would love to "talk" to the people of the area; and, I think this is the next best alternative. Ideally, we would just meander from one community to the next, talk to whomever, spend as much time as we would like to get a feel for the area, but containts, both fiscal and time, do not permit. Therefore, I will now return to the dialogue. I don't know exactly who's conversation I am joining, but, am looking forward to meeting you all.
You don't ALL have drawls??? Pity. I find them quite attractive and a wonderful part of Texas.
PS...to start a "new" conversation, go to the top of the forum and click on "New Thread". You will then be able to start a conversation specific to your needs.
Thank you, texasdreamin. I need as much help as possible in this new forum. I have read quite a few of these "posts" (there's a whole new vernacular with this medium) and have found the discourse delightful and quite informative. Thanks for explaining what threads are.
And, in reference to Texas drawls, if you can find communities with little influx of outsiders, and those communities' emigrants were from the Deep South, you will find drawls. My family lived in a small town which was predominantly of German descent (direct migration from Prussia/North Rhein region of now Germany to Texas), hence, no Southern accent. More people have asked me WHY I don't have a drawl; because, I did not grow up hearing a drawl, I guess. I took a TEXAS Ethnics course in college, and it was very enlightening insofar as who actually (ethnically/culturally/nationality) is represented in this state; it is quite diverse. There once was a significant German presence in Texas, but I do not feel it so much anymore. Anyway, I hope that you will feel at home here upon arrival and that the area fulfills your dreams.
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