Discussion in 'Rallying Point and Range Discussions' started by jim in Anchorage, Jul 27, 2012.
The coast isn't THAT close!!
Sure it is.
Where? Middle of IL (Peoria area). Why? 1) Stable job. 2) Prox. to family.
I also live in Las Vegas, having retired after 70 years living in Chicago. Wish I could have fled earlier. It's great having numerous ranges, and I really enjoy the outdoor range in nearby Boulder City. There were no outdoor ranges in the Chicago area--the only two I remember are long gone.
Being an old timer, my only competition was bullseye, but there are no matches here. I just joined IDPA and will soon find if this old body can enjoy action shooting.
actually TX has tons of rivers and lakes...
I moved here about 20yrs ago from Durango, CO the X wife got a job transfer. about 10yrs ago I moved outta the city of Houston for a small town.. I still miss the mountains I grew up in but its home for now....
The coast? From Vegas? OK!!!
I just can't live in screaming HOT places. Not for me, but enjoy it - to each their own weather and guns. I like temperate. Not too cold, not too hot. Our summer starting in May has been pretty much between 65°F and 80°F. Mostly mid 70's. Rain just every so often (but not enough for my brown lawn!). Perfect.
Middle of Indiana. Grew up all over the place as a military brat, came to Indiana for school, started a couple businesses, haven't left. Low cost of living, pretty decent state for individual liberties (including gun laws), decent business climate. If it had some topography it'd be just about perfect. Been lots of places, love to travel, living in Indiana allows me to afford going just about anywhere I want, when I want to. So far I've only found two places I'd rather live, and that's northern Idaho and Uruguay.
....but it's a dry heat....
My house to Santa Monica Peir 284 miles, 4h 22m.
Mt. Charleston 11,943 ft. 40 minutes.
Lake Mead National Recreation Area. 6 minutes.
Northeast Oklahoma. My great great grandparents lived here. Would I move? No way. I have 7 lakes and 3 rivers within a 45 minute drive, awesome hunting (oklahoma is a true sleeper state) and beautiful country. Yes we have hot summers and cold winters. But it's worth it. And if I want to go to California...I'm half way there. New York? Half way. Canada? The Gulf? Well, you get the idea......
Texas is a whole nuther country.
I live in Central Oregon because my house is there
My great grand father Eino was of Finnish descent and had worked for a English shipping company as a sailor. While working for this company he learned some english.
He came to America in 1862. He got off the boat and was looking for a job. He come to know someone who was being drafted into the civil war and for $300 dollars he joined the army in his place ( it was legal back then to pay that amount to some one to go to the army in his place) When the war was over the veterans were given 80 acres of land in places that needed settlers. His 80 acres was in west central Minnesota. When he got here he was very pleased because it looked like Finland, with all the lakes, woods and good farm land,fish, ducks deer and moose. He got married to my Great Grand mother, who was a Chippewa Indian. He then homesteaded another 160 acres right next to his veterans allotment and proved out on it. We are still here, 5 generations farming the land. Each generation has added to it. My son now farms 2875 acres and we live on the original homestead.
We are here because we are connected to the land by birth, death, sweat, blood and tears. This is where we belong and where it is more than just home. It defines who we are.
Not a terribly exciting story here.... currently live in Metamora IL - a bit to the NW of Peoria, or about 100miles SW of Chicago. My dad was in the Marines for most of my childhood. When he retired he took a job flying corp jets for my current employer. I went to nearby IL St University and got my job. About that time the parents moved away. I've not been dissatisfied enough with the situation (job and location) since to leave. And dont know if I could anyway - my wife is (way too) close with her family.
Every time I read a Mohave post I think of this-
Texas. Because it is the best country in the world.
NY. It's less of a choice and more of a sentence in a gulag.
I'd leave tomorrow if I could.
For now I live in OR, been here for almost 35yrs but this place is smellen more and more like Californistan
Western Kentucky. Grew up here, joined the military, never left the Country, but saw a few different places. Decided there was no place like home. Where I live makes Mayberry seem like the big city.
wgaynor, I'm headed to Lake Cumberland to chase some stripers next month with my dad. I really like the pace where we stay and the people, once you get to know them, are friendly. JJ
Born, raised and graduated college in NE Ohio...Then I got my a$$ to Texas. Like they say,
"I wasn't born in Texas, but I got here as fast as I could."
Living in SE Texas raising a family. Love the people and the food, hate the traffic and the humidity. Just wish there was a mountain near by.
Texhoma. My wife and I used to joke about retiring and said, "Where we stop is where we stay." It came true. We don't joke that way anymore.
LebbenB, Now I understand. Shoulda kept going, huh?
I never knew there was actually a town named Texhoma. Texhoma is the term we use around here (SW OK) for the border area between TX and OK (On a line that generally runs along I44 between Wichita Falls, TX and Lawton, OK.)
The summers around here are pretty stout, but otherwise no too terrible a place to live. I've lived in worse places, I'll put it that way. Plus we're near a military installation for PX/Commissary/Hospital. And the Cost of living is pretty low. So it's not too bad.
born and raised in NJ, spent 20 years in Mass. and have spent the last 13 years in Maine.
when asked, i tell people ever since i was old enough to move out of my parents house. i've been trying to get further away from people. the entire state of Maine has fewer people then Newark, NJ, smells a lot better too
Probably stay in maine, great people, and i don't feel 'wrong' because i like guns, most people here do.
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