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Where & Why I live where I live

Home is where the heart is...each a small dot on this big big World. Share your's here.
8 years ago, July 12th 2015 No: 1 Msg: #191932  
Where & Why I live where I live.

Home is where the heart is...each a small dot on this big big World. Share your's here. Reply to this

8 years ago, July 13th 2015 No: 2 Msg: #191960  
After traveling all fifty States and a few countries, we decided Woodland Park CO, a western mountain town with 7200 inhabitants, was the place to retire. We live at 2700 meters in the Rocky Mountains with nature's beauty all around us. There are no traffic jams or heat and humidity. The people are friendly. The climate is exceptional with 300 days of sunshine and temperatures where the summers no higher than 25 Celsius and winters no lower than -5 Celsius. We have many national parks within a days drive. We have two airports within 2 hours drive which serve as our gateway to the world. And we are on other Travelbloggers itineraries across the States and around the World, who stop by for a quick visit. For more see Retirement in Woodland Park Colorado. Reply to this

8 years ago, July 14th 2015 No: 3 Msg: #191990  
Our home is in the northern suburbs of Sydney, Australia overlooking Berowra Valley National Park. About 30 years ago Denise said she was sick of paying rent and was going to find us a house. "But we don't have any money" I said. She found a simple fibro cottage with stunning bush views. Banks would not lend us any money but an insurance company would. I bought a Tibetan rug before settlement on which we sat surrounded by boxes when we moved in. We have raised our children here. I run my legal practice from here. We have rebuilt the house. All our memories are here. Our psyche and very being is within these walls. Will we ever leave here? Maybe...but most probably in a box!!! Reply to this

8 years ago, July 21st 2015 No: 4 Msg: #192081  
Agreed home is where the heart is. When Dave and I are together we are home.
We've lived in 14 states. Later this week we will close on our oceanfront condo on the Atlantic Coast of Florida. We love the water. We love listening to the ocean. We love the breeze off the ocean. We are eager to walk on the beach, enjoy diving and all other water sports.

We've been happy every place we have lived. We are flexible travelers.

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8 years ago, July 21st 2015 No: 5 Msg: #192096  
My current home is in southern California, just north of San Diego. I've been here a bit over four years.

I had always lived in the northern parts of the US. Went to college in Michigan and stayed there for the next 42 years. I was tired of being cold, so when I retired I looked for somewhere warm that was close to salt water. My first day in California was in February of 2011. I sent an email to a friend of mine back in Michigan saying "It's sunny and 74 degrees." He wrote back and said "We have almost the same forecast. It's sunny and 4 degrees, going to a high of 7 degrees."

I can walk to the beach, and my home is pretty low maintenance, leaving me the time (and money!) to travel.

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8 years ago, July 22nd 2015 No: 6 Msg: #192127  
Home is Chesterfield Derbyshire in England but heart is in Rhuthun, Denbighshire in Wales . Being Welsh it could only be Wales . But sometimes it is wherever we park up Suzy our motorhome .
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8 years ago, July 24th 2015 No: 7 Msg: #192169  
Home is a distant dream at the moment but being with the people I love most in the world makes anywhere home.... so it's Aberystwyth at the moment! Reply to this

8 years ago, July 26th 2015 No: 8 Msg: #192213  
My heart has been many places and for the moment is parked in New York City! Before coming here to study, I heard myriads of people raving about the city, proclaiming its their dream to live here! A year and a half later, I can see why....Its one of the few places in the world where each person can be who they want to be. True to the name of the melting pot, there are people from different nationalities, cultures, backgrounds, ethinicities, religious beliefs who are exploring the city on their own terms. Apart from the incessant hustle bustle of the city where there's always something going on, its a place where 'societal constructs' are easily amenable. Enculturation as opposed to assimilation is explored much more than other states in the US. Of course, the city is not without its challenges. The traffic, chaos, cleanliness, disparities between economical backgrounds, race, creed have some people thriving in the city more than others.
My experience here has been fascinating to say the least, to know more read <snip>
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