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Old 10-06-2016, 01:35 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I plan on moving to Florida within the next 10 years (I'll be an empty nester and, hopefully, semi-retired by then). Warm weather, affordable housing, no state taxes... And did I mention good fishing? Where would you like to be in your golden years? Maybe it's here? Maybe it's somewhere exotic? Slow day on CF and slayer has not posted his weekly "where to" thread, so...
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Florida is awesome for a lot of reasons but it's also kind of crazy. Every time I hear a nutty story it seems to be from Florida. I'd still live there for the fishing and what not, though. I want to move to Canada. Just look at certain provinces like Manitoba on the map. There is almost as much water as there is land and they are huge provinces. Not to mention there are way less people. I figure that's how I can have my own slice of Colorado heaven all to myself, or at least with waaaay less annoying people everywhere.
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Florida is awesome for a lot of reasons but it's also kind of crazy. Every time I hear a nutty story it seems to be from Florida. I'd still live there for the fishing and what not, though. I want to move to Canada. Just look at certain provinces like Manitoba on the map. There is almost as much water as there is land and they are huge provinces. Not to mention there are way less people. I figure that's how I can have my own slice of Colorado heaven all to myself, or at least with waaaay less annoying people everywhere.
I thought about Canada. I remember a certain article lauding the great fishing and the extremely low ratio of people to open space. It seemed like an idyllic place for an outdoorsman. Then the article mentioned that it's not unusual to have -40 degree weather there (parts of it at least). And that's when Said: nah. In addition, I'd like to stay in the US. I have pondered more exotic locations in warmer, but I always comes back to the fact that the US is a safer and better place than most.
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I'm not good at planning. Prolly remain where I'm at for the next 10 years.
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I'm not good at planning. Prolly remain where I'm at for the next 10 years.
It's not about planning, it's about dreaming. I could see why you are not planning any dramatic moves. It seems like you are already living the life you want here. You already fish as much as most retired folks.
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I want to move to Canada.
One of our clients has a mine in Manitoba.... have you looked at the winter temps?!?!?

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Overnight lows as low as −40 C (−40 F) occur on several days each winter, and the temperature may remain below −18 C (0 F) for weeks.
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Slayer,
If you move I call dibs on buying your "little black book" of fishing spots!
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One of our clients has a mine in Manitoba.... have you looked at the winter temps?!?!?

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Overnight lows as low as −40 C (−40 F) occur on several days each winter, and the temperature may remain below −18 C (0 F) for weeks.
Sounds a lot like Gunnison Colorado winters!
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If you move I call dibs on buying your "little black book" of fishing spots!
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It's not about planning, it's about dreaming. I could see why you are not planning any dramatic moves. It seems like you are already living the life you want here. You already fish as much as most retired folks.
When I visit Florida its just so freekin hot and humid, And thats in the WINTER!

I like the variety found in the West. Big trout, walleyes, perch, bass, plains, mountains, hot, cold, but rarely too hot or cold and rarely humid.
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