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    Quote Originally Posted by fishingcomic View Post
    I do miss urban living. But I am 20 minutes from a trout stream I can catch a handful of fish from in a couple of hours all on dry flies.
    See the mind plays tricks on us---at times only remembering the good times

    Go on a hot summer couple of days to a big centre---sit idle in rush hour---get bumped a couple times in a mall-----you'll soon remember why you wanted to leave

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    I would not want to live without the amenities of a large city, but I no longer want to live in one. We're in the country, but just an hour to Baltimore and less than two to DC. This suits us just fine. I love to visit out west, but could not live in places like Laramie or Steamboat where we have (or have had) step-kids living, much less really rural areas.
    Keep your stinkin' government hands off my Medicare.

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    It depends on what you want. I enjoy going to the city (15min) and having a nice meal, shopping at the smaller stores, hitting the farmer's market and having access to hospitals and specialists. The idea of getting away from it all appealed to me when I was younger, but as I age my priorities have changed..

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    Quote Originally Posted by George K View Post
    You guys are easy to please.

    How about Chesapeake Bay stripers or blues in the morning, softshells or crab cakes for lunch, more stripers and blues, then a 90 minute drive back to Pennsylvania for the evening rise, followed by the adult beverage of your choice. If you insist you can add some Maryland Eastern Shore sweet corn to compare with the mid-western and western varieties.
    The problem with that is that you must be on the east coast, and I've spent enough time there to realize that there are waaaaay to many people and most of them are assholes. So I'll stick to sweet corn and trout.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CO Native View Post
    The problem with that is that you must be on the east coast, and I've spent enough time there to realize that there are waaaaay to many people and most of them are assholes. So I'll stick to sweet corn and trout.
    I take it you spent years meeting and evaluating the millions upon millions of people who live on the east coast before reaching your conclusion. No ani in Colorado, right?
    Keep your stinkin' government hands off my Medicare.

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    I found that the majority of people in NYC were friendly, so if they were not to you, you might want to ask yourself why.
    'I've spoken of the Shining City all my political life. …In my mind it was a tall, proud city built on rocks stronger than oceans, windswept, God-blessed, and teeming with people of all kinds living in harmony and peace; a city with free ports that hummed with commerce and creativity. And if there had to be city walls, the walls had doors and the doors were open to anyone with the will and the heart to get here. That's how I saw it, and see it still.'" Ronald Reagan

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bushart View Post
    Go on a hot summer couple of days to a big centre---sit idle in rush hour---get bumped a couple times in a mall-----you'll soon remember why you wanted to leave
    ^^^This. Totally agree.

    My friend that left Chicago for small town Lower Michigan has had to return to Chicago a few times to take care of some family stuff. He now kicks himself in the ass for not getting out sooner and said he waisted a lot of his life living there. You spend half your life sitting in a car moving at snails pace staring at tail lights.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bushart View Post
    See the mind plays tricks on us---at times only remembering the good times

    Go on a hot summer couple of days to a big centre---sit idle in rush hour---get bumped a couple times in a mall-----you'll soon remember why you wanted to leave
    Never wanted to leave. I could take a train to a river I had to myself in the morning and go to live theater or perform comedy in the evening. Not to mention having access to some of the best restaurants in the world. I could do all my Christmas shopping within 3 blocks of my apartment. I like people, so the crowds didn't bother me.
    'I've spoken of the Shining City all my political life. …In my mind it was a tall, proud city built on rocks stronger than oceans, windswept, God-blessed, and teeming with people of all kinds living in harmony and peace; a city with free ports that hummed with commerce and creativity. And if there had to be city walls, the walls had doors and the doors were open to anyone with the will and the heart to get here. That's how I saw it, and see it still.'" Ronald Reagan

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    Quote Originally Posted by George K View Post
    I take it you spent years meeting and evaluating the millions upon millions of people who live on the east coast before reaching your conclusion. No ani in Colorado, right?
    Actually, if you evaluate the ones that move here, it's obvious. If they'd move back, we'd all be happier.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fishingcomic View Post
    Not to mention having access to some of the best restaurants in the world. I could do all my Christmas shopping within 3 blocks of my apartment.
    I hear this all the time, but what's wrong with making your own food? I've been to big cities, I've eaten at nice places...but nice or best restaurants would never be a reason I would want to live near/in/next to all of that which is known as the rat race. There's more to life than having a nice restaurant nearby no? I'd rather be living in a place that had access to the best trout streams in the world and other outdoor related activities.

    Seems a good chunk of the people from Chicago agree with me...our state is flooded with Chicago folks every weekend on the highways and towns. WI has what they don't have. Driftless area of WI it isn't uncommon see more Illinois plates on the streams than WI plates. Same goes for northern WI where a majority of our lakes our.

    Shopping...shop from the convenience of your home online and have it delivered. No wear and tear on the car, no time spent waiting in lines.

    Maybe that's just me. I hate crowds and everything that is big city.
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