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Old 12-15-2017, 01:59 PM
Location: Portland
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Originally Posted by Metlakatla View Post
^That's odd. I went for a long walk around the lake -- as in more than an hour -- every single day during one winter in Salem.
No it's Californian.(or anywhere else mostly sunny all the time) My sister from Temecula, who thought Oxnard was too gloomy, moved here and pretty much did the same thing. If weather like clouds and rain have that much control over how you feel, Oregon is not the place for you.
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Old 12-15-2017, 06:56 PM
Location: Salem, OR
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Originally Posted by girlieNfamily View Post
We moved to Portland metro from California last year, and I am outdoors much less than I used to be in CA. YEs, the summers here are glorious for hiking, beach combing (the coast is cold even during summertime, though), and running/walking.. all that stuff. But come fall, and you are looking at a lot of indoor time. It was ok for me during my younger years when I lived here before and just wanted to hang out in bars or sleep in. But now being here, with a toddler... it is utterly depressing. And there is no outdoor activity unless you love snow sports or doing all of the above under drizzle.

We are already planning our move back.
People that fail to embrace the rain won't survive here. My kids played outside in the rain, in the mud, all the time. I've got the worm photos to show for it. A great rain coat, rain paints, and rubber boots is all you need.
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Old 12-17-2017, 01:29 AM
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Speaking of Lifesource, this place is just over the hill from it. I used to love walking through this neighborhood. In addition to a relatively large semi-upscale neighborhood (Mountain View Dr has actual mountain views for one thing) the house is not too far from the cool Pioneer Cemetery. I'd love to have a second bathroom, so am nearly starting to have some buyers remorse-

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