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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... :D
 

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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. :D 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. :D
 

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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?!?!?

From wikipedia
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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One of our clients has a mine in Manitoba.... have you looked at the winter temps?!?!?

From wikipedia
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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It's not about planning, it's about dreaming. :D 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. :D
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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Also in Fla. I would need a VERY expensive boat to haul ass all over the coasts.
 

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When I visit Florida its just so freekin hot and humid, And thats in the WINTER!
As long as you are near the coast, it's not too bad. I noticed that my allergies are worse in Colorado than any other place I have been to in US (NB, KS, east coast, west coast, south). I think it's the dryness.

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.
Quote from a certain TV fishing show host who just caught a goliath grouper: "now that's a real bass!" :biggrin1:
 

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Also in Fla. I would need a VERY expensive boat to haul ass all over the coasts.
You don't have to. I could see myself just living on a boat for extended periods of time, going up and down the coast line. Maybe for a year or two before becoming more sedentary. But that's not a must. And you don't need that expensive of a boat.
 

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I didn't know if that was a global warming or a hurricane reference...
Doesn't matter... I said what I said for reason. :biggrin1:
 

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I have a long way to go before I can even think about retiring, but I imagine living my golden years somewhere in a house on a lake, with a dock, and boat lift.

Which means I probably won't be in CO!
 

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I have a long way to go before I can even think about retiring, but I imagine living my golden years somewhere in a house on a lake, with a dock, and boat lift.

Which means I probably won't be in CO!
That be pretty chill too.
 

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I have a long way to go before I can even think about retiring, but I imagine living my golden years somewhere in a house on a lake, with a dock, and boat lift.

Which means I probably won't be in CO!
I would get bored fishing the same lake.
 
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