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« on: September 15, 2011, 07:44:09 AM »

You guys up north are wanting to come to the desert and I want to go to the mountains.  To bad we can't just say "Shazam" and be where we want to be.  Even if it is only for a ittle while.
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« Reply #1 on: September 15, 2011, 07:46:15 AM »

I took this photo in Wyoming a couple years ago.  I can't get over how good it feels to just stand there in the cold.  This was in June!  I am lucky if my freezer can make ice in June.  I love that crisp cool air, clean air and warm sunshine.  It kind of makes me feel like a young bull again Grin
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« Reply #2 on: September 15, 2011, 07:56:32 AM »

Can you say dumb arse Texan in Wyoming?
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« Reply #3 on: September 15, 2011, 08:06:17 AM »

You should find yourself a nice place in Wyoming to go for the summer, and then head back to TX for the winter.

I live in PA and am patiently working until I can retire and spend the worst winter months in TX.  I hate the cold! Cry 

I guess the grass is always greener on the other side of the fence! Smiley

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« Reply #4 on: September 15, 2011, 08:18:10 AM »

Ha! I grew up in Florida and always dreamed of a "real" winter. Then I spent last winter in South Dakota and spent all winter dreaming of heat. Then I got to Arizona and started wishing for winter again. Now that I'm feeling a bit of cold in the air I'm thinking I was crazy. I think it's just human nature to wish for something different.  Grin
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« Reply #5 on: September 15, 2011, 08:45:23 AM »

I see what your saying but I am a cold weather lover.  Cold does not bother me in the least.  We hunt in North east Oklahoma in late December.  The temps are usually somewhere below the 20 degree mark with a 20 mph wind.  I wear a Tshirt-sweat shirt and a liner from my hunting jacket and denim jeans.  Usually the first hour I keep the liner on and then it has to come off for the rest of the hunt.  I am simply one of those folks that the cold does not have an effect, most of the time.  The only time I can remember being cold to my bones was in the panhandle on a duck hunt.  It was sharply cold, cold enough to make pissickles Grin  Like a rocket surgeon I didn't check my waders before we left.  I stepped into knee deep water and instanlty felt the sharp bite of extremely cold water.  I told my brother I had a leak and he just laughed said I would be headed back to the truck.  No way no how!!  I stuck it out until 11:30 am and then the shakes got to me.  I would not have been able to shoot a duck if I had to at that point.  Had I been dry I would not have even felt the cold.
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« Reply #6 on: September 15, 2011, 08:50:12 AM »

  You guys up north are wanting to come to the desert and I want to go to the mountains.  To bad we can't just say "Shazam" and be where we want to be.  Even if it is only for a ittle while. 

I bought my bus to be able to travel.  So far, so good!  Safe travels!
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« Reply #7 on: September 15, 2011, 09:12:48 AM »

I see what your saying but I am a cold weather lover.  Cold does not bother me in the least.  We hunt in North east Oklahoma in late December.  The temps are usually somewhere below the 20 degree mark with a 20 mph wind.  I wear a Tshirt-sweat shirt and a liner from my hunting jacket and denim jeans.  Usually the first hour I keep the liner on and then it has to come off for the rest of the hunt.  I am simply one of those folks that the cold does not have an effect, most of the time.  The only time I can remember being cold to my bones was in the panhandle on a duck hunt.  It was sharply cold, cold enough to make pissickles Grin  Like a rocket surgeon I didn't check my waders before we left.  I stepped into knee deep water and instanlty felt the sharp bite of extremely cold water.  I told my brother I had a leak and he just laughed said I would be headed back to the truck.  No way no how!!  I stuck it out until 11:30 am and then the shakes got to me.  I would not have been able to shoot a duck if I had to at that point.  Had I been dry I would not have even felt the cold.

I was the exact same way until I spent a whole winter in it. Something about day after day wading through soupy snow just killed something in me though.  Grin
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« Reply #8 on: September 15, 2011, 12:59:47 PM »

I see what your saying but I am a cold weather lover.  Cold does not bother me in the least.  We hunt in North east Oklahoma in late December.  The temps are usually somewhere below the 20 degree mark with a 20 mph wind.  I wear a Tshirt-sweat shirt and a liner from my hunting jacket and denim jeans.  Usually the first hour I keep the liner on and then it has to come off for the rest of the hunt.  I am simply one of those folks that the cold does not have an effect, most of the time.  The only time I can remember being cold to my bones was in the panhandle on a duck hunt.  It was sharply cold, cold enough to make pissickles Grin  Like a rocket surgeon I didn't check my waders before we left.  I stepped into knee deep water and instanlty felt the sharp bite of extremely cold water.  I told my brother I had a leak and he just laughed said I would be headed back to the truck.  No way no how!!  I stuck it out until 11:30 am and then the shakes got to me.  I would not have been able to shoot a duck if I had to at that point.  Had I been dry I would not have even felt the cold.

I was the exact same way until I spent a whole winter in it. Something about day after day wading through soupy snow just killed something in me though.  Grin

you may have a point there.  Come 5 or 6 years and i will know for sure.  I will retire and I will be headed to the high country.
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« Reply #9 on: September 15, 2011, 04:17:30 PM »

I would like to live in an area that had a moderate climate that didn't get too cold or too hot.  One of the problems with living in the central Midwest would be ice storms.  Ice storms can be far worse than a snow storm especially if the area doesn't have salt or other deicing chemicals.  It mostly snows up here in Minnesota.

Realistically, I'll probably never move as all my friends and family live in the Minneapolis area.
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« Reply #10 on: September 15, 2011, 04:20:47 PM »

I accidentally started this post in the wrong section.  So to avoid getting in hot water with a moderator I will make it all legal.  I want to get in my bus and head to the mountains Grin
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« Reply #11 on: September 15, 2011, 07:48:21 PM »

  My Parents taught me early on there is no perfect place. They said that alot the nine years we lived in Duluth. You know they have icecicle contests up there to see who can grow the longest one off their roof. I think the record one year was 60 some feet. Ours was almost 40 feet and 2-3 feet in diameter. I actually walked the four blocks to school one morning after the TV said it was -41F. Least it was level going to school and not uphill both ways.

  Ive frost bit both my feet and hands more than once, and had em so cold so many times, so cold you cry even as a grown man. Got scared more than once walking with my feet freezing I didnt know if I was going to make it, and between my Dad and me we know a few people who froze to death. Saw it snow 5 feet one night, shut the city down for days, snowmobiles had a blast. They got 10 feet up in Silver Bay that night. My Dad talks about working in the CCC Camp up in Ely the winter of 1937-38. They would take off their snowshoes and stomp the snow down around a tree before cutting it. They would stomp down until the snow was almost as high as their heads. Come spring they had a whole forest of 8 and 10 foot tall stumps. Do you know they dig foundation footings 12 feet deep up there to get under the frost, and that some winters it bests that? Brrrrrrr...

  I read a story of a guy who lived in Alaska 15 some odd years. He said when people leave Alaska they move to places like Hawaii or Florida, not places like Minnesota.

  Yeah, fresh fallen snow is sure pretty. But if I never see it again it wont bother me. some days when its 100F I can still feel that damn stinging cold. 20F with some wind? Thats almost balmy, lol.

  But hey, wouldnt ya know I move down here to Arky land and last spring we get dumped on, 26 inches of snow, a new record. The third highest snow total ive seen in my life living in Minnesota 50 years. But what the heck, it melted faster than I ever saw snow melt, was completely gone by the 5th day, sun shinin, birds singin.....aint perfect, but it aint permafrost either.
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« Reply #12 on: September 15, 2011, 08:39:01 PM »

it was cold and rainy in the mountains here in Grand Lake, CO.  Sad   You can have it.  i like 35 at nite, 70 in day.  clean air.  no smoke like in tx.

and in the winter, St. Pete, Ft. Myers, Key Largo. Cheesy

That's why we live and work in the bus!  Grin
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« Reply #13 on: September 15, 2011, 08:50:58 PM »

I guess the grass is always greener on the other side of the fence! Smiley


That may be true, but it still has to be mowed!

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« Reply #14 on: September 15, 2011, 09:26:48 PM »

No thanks guys I like to to Christmas shop in shorts ,tee shirt and sandals in the summer here when it is hot here 110 + 40 miles and we are 75 to 80 degrees in the mountains.
I spent to many winters in Tulsa Ok where the water fountains would freeze in their spray pattern and ice would be 4 inches thick on a parking for a month,Bosie Id was warmer than Tulsa in the winter and it was cold there lol
I don't miss the humidity, the bugs and snakes in the south

good luck
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