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Old 01-23-2011, 10:49 AM
 
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Even in the heat of the summer, it cools down to the 50s at night (according to AccuWeather.com). Geez, sometimes at 11 p.m. here, it's still 98 degrees. Ugh.

I'm a Baptist and I seen there is a Baptist Church in Torrey. I realize Utah is predominantly Mormons (had a wonderful friend in CA who was a Mormon), but I don't think that should matter.

If anyone has any suggestions of other really small and awesome towns, I'd love to hear about them. I just don't want some place that gets a whole lot of snow.
I think the Baptist church is actually in Bicknell, which is just a couple of miles from Torrey.

Yes, the temperature drops a lot at night in the desert.

You might also look at towns in Washington County which is even further south than Torrey, and so will get less snow. Rockville comes to mind.

It does get hot in Utah in summer, but most people from humid climates say that even though it's hot, the lack of humidity makes it bearable.
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Old 01-23-2011, 03:41 PM
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I think the Baptist church is actually in Bicknell, which is just a couple of miles from Torrey.

Yes, the temperature drops a lot at night in the desert.

You might also look at towns in Washington County which is even further south than Torrey, and so will get less snow. Rockville comes to mind.

It does get hot in Utah in summer, but most people from humid climates say that even though it's hot, the lack of humidity makes it bearable.
Thanks, UtahRoots. I meant Bicknell for the Baptist Church, not Torrey. I believe it has just three churches, Catholic, LDS, and Baptist.

The best thing about heat in that area of Utah besides no humidity is that it cools down. That is so important.

I have checked out New Harmony, Ivins, Hurricane, and St. George in Washington County before and just checked out Rockville and in each place, the air quality is not good. I'm picky, I know, but if I move again at my age, I want all my ducks in a row. I'm not sure why that would be way out in the desert but according to Sperling's bestplaces, it really ranks poorly.
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Old 01-28-2011, 09:41 AM
 
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Thanks, UtahRoots. I meant Bicknell for the Baptist Church, not Torrey. I believe it has just three churches, Catholic, LDS, and Baptist.

The best thing about heat in that area of Utah besides no humidity is that it cools down. That is so important.

I have checked out New Harmony, Ivins, Hurricane, and St. George in Washington County before and just checked out Rockville and in each place, the air quality is not good. I'm picky, I know, but if I move again at my age, I want all my ducks in a row. I'm not sure why that would be way out in the desert but according to Sperling's bestplaces, it really ranks poorly.
I know just what you mean about wanting the perfect place if you move again. The only thing I can imagine that would affect air quality in Rockville would be auto traffic from cars going to Zion NP. St. George is just getting big and Ivins is so close to St. George that it probably is in the same airshed. I'm not sure what the issue is with Hurricane.

So, Bicknell/Torrey/Loa stay on the list :-)
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Old 02-01-2011, 03:54 AM
 
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I drove through Loa when visiting Torrey and horseback riding there. Curious story as to the name of the town.
All of those towns are "in the middle of nothing." Nothing but fantastic geology and scenery. I think it'd be fascinating to live there for a year, while understanding that it might not be a place you'd want to stay a long time, but an experiment in living somewhere so remote and beautiful.
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Old 02-01-2011, 03:57 AM
 
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And consider getting a very overpriced but terrific dinner at El Diabalo in Torrey. Terrific food.
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Old 02-01-2011, 06:06 AM
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In the middle of nothing with fantastic geology and scenery ... Now that sounds like a place I could call home for the rest of my life.
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Old 02-01-2011, 06:08 AM
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I know just what you mean about wanting the perfect place if you move again. The only thing I can imagine that would affect air quality in Rockville would be auto traffic from cars going to Zion NP. St. George is just getting big and Ivins is so close to St. George that it probably is in the same airshed. I'm not sure what the issue is with Hurricane.

So, Bicknell/Torrey/Loa stay on the list :-)
That could be it. I'm sure none of those places look smoggy, per se. I'm too old to really worry now about what I breathe, but I surely don't want to SEE polluted air.
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Old 02-04-2011, 07:45 PM
 
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Well then, come to southern Utah. Wherever you live in Texas has more humidity (i.e. misty air) than southern Utah. You won't see the air. I hope the Canines at the Castle will happily relocate as well.
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Old 02-06-2011, 10:11 AM
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Well then, come to southern Utah. Wherever you live in Texas has more humidity (i.e. misty air) than southern Utah. You won't see the air. I hope the Canines at the Castle will happily relocate as well.
Thanks. You're very kind. They would love cooler summers, especially my almost 13 year old Lab. She hates the hot summers here as much as I do and spends months panting. It's sad.

I'm working on planning a trip there this summer. Time will tell if it can be done. The hardest part about me going anywhere is the dogs. It will be too hot to travel with them so I'm in the process of looking for someone to stay at my house to care for them. I have also thought about renting a van as the vehicle I have would not be comfortable for them. That way, they can go with me, but I'm just afraid it might be "too much" for my old girl.

If this summer doesn't pan out, there's always next summer. I can't retire for a few more years, so I still have time. I just can't wait to check out southern Utah.

I just realized Utah doesn't have an NFL team. Yippee!

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Old 02-12-2011, 02:31 AM
 
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You might think about renting a small RV. We used to travel a lot with our golden retriever in our camper, even down to Phoenix in early summer where it was REALLY hot and she did fine. I don't think you'd have to worry as long as you didn't leave the dogs in the RV for too long without AC. It takes a lot longer for an RV to heat up than it does a car. Think about how long people stay in an RV without running the engine in a campground or parking lot while they have lunch. They don't suffer without AC for an hour or so. It would save you some money on hotels too, and you wouldn't be stressing on how the dogs were doing at home without you or trying to find hotels that would take pets. Our dog thought she'd died and gone to heaven when she could travel on her own personal couch. I bet you could make it a cost effective way of traveling, and certainly you're coming to a place with plenty of RV campgrounds!
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