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Born in Columbia MD

Grew up in Sewell NJ

Bressaone Italy. Greatest secret on Earth

Babenhausen Germany

Fort Lewis wa

Stuttgart Germany 

Afghanistan Saudia Arabia and a few other s  T hole

Ft Bragg NC

Lakewood Wa

Tampa Fl

 

 

Eau Claire, WI until 1993 (k-12, UWEC, then master's at UW Stout)

Altoona, WI 1993-2003

Cleghorn, WI 2003 to present (Bermuda Triangle, Eleva address, Cleghorn phone number and Eau Claire schools for the kiddos)

All in all, I've lived within 10 miles of where I was born. 

Boring, I know.

But, my whole family:  mom, dad and 6 siblings all live within 25 minutes of each other, except  one sister in Hudson.  One sister and husband are Viking fans.  She got dropped on her head a lot as a kid.

Met my wife and now live equidistance from both sets of parents, about a 15 minute drive (Eau Claire and Eleva).  Great for the kids getting to grow up around grandparents and tons of cousins.  Interesting as I lived 200 miles from my grandparents and cousins and never really knew them.

No need to rank as they are essentially the same. 

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Born in Two Rivers in 1966

Lived in GB until I was 3

Lived in Kenosha 1st and 2nd grade 70-72

Lived on a farm near Mishicot until 1985

1985 - 1988 stationed in eastern England while in the military

1989-1990 Oscoda Michigan

1990-1991 Manitowoc

1991-1992 Youngstown, Ohio

1992-1994 Camp LeJeune, NC

1994-2004 Springfield, VA (DC area)

2004 until today I iive in Dayton, Ohio (SW ohio)

Ranked:

England

Manitowoc area (always be home to me)

DC area

Michigan 

Fun topic!

Nekoosa, WI 1968 - 1987

U.S. Army 1987 - 1998 (Ft. Jackson, SC; Ft. Gordon, GA; Ft. Huachuca, AZ; Middle East for a couple years total; Camp Humprheys, Korea, Ft. Detrick, MD)

Leesburg, VA 1998 - 2010

Gilbert, AZ 2010 - present

I agree with those who would rather take the heat of the summer in the Southwest over the cold of the winter in the Midwest, it's not even close IMO.

So...

Born in La Crosse, 1954

Spent a year up in St. Paul back in 1972-73

Back to La Crosse in 1973

Headed to Madison in 1978

Travelled out to Boulder, Colorado 1980

Tried Denver in 1983, but went back to Boulder

Resided in Chicago 1985-86

Returned to Boulder in 1987

Moved to Broomfield, Colorado in 1994...present

Cuz I did a lot of oilfield work in the early 80's I have journeyed around the Rocky Mountain west: Colorado; SLC; Utah; Idaho; New Mexico; Montana...but spent much of my oil life travelling and staying in Wyoming and loved it!  

Colorado now is getting too populated, since the MJ law was passed.  Lots of low-lifes have moved into the state.  Goofballs from CA and jerks from the east coast come here and don't much care about community or Colorado culture.  Violent crime is up.  Driving is dangerous.  Highways are clogged.  The cost of living is climbing higher and higher while the quality of life is slipping backwards.  Development is scouring away the open lands and more huge apartment complexes are devouring the country-sides.  Some longtime residents are leaving.  Us too one day.

Thinking about moving up to Wyoming...my second most fave state...after Wisconsin.

Go Packers and Go Brewers!

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Chilton WI 1962-1974

Kaukauna WI 1974-1980

LaCrosse WI 1980-1982

Fort Sill OK Sept-Dec 1982

Fort Ord CA 1983-1984

Schofield Barracks HI 1984-1986

St Paul MN 1986-1990

South St Paul MN 1990-Present

LaCrosse was my favorite.

Thunderbird posted:

Fun topic!

Nekoosa, WI 1968 - 1987

U.S. Army 1987 - 1998 (Ft. Jackson, SC; Ft. Gordon, GA; Ft. Huachuca, AZ; Middle East for a couple years total; Camp Humprheys, Korea, Ft. Detrick, MD)

Leesburg, VA 1998 - 2010

Gilbert, AZ 2010 - present

I agree with those who would rather take the heat of the summer in the Southwest over the cold of the winter in the Midwest, it's not even close IMO.

I haven't lived in the SW but I have lived in the southern states and I would rather freeze than deal with 103 degrees with 100% humidity.

GBP1 posted:

 

Colorado now is getting too populated, since the MJ law was passed.  Lots of low-lifes have moved into the state.  Goofballs from CA and jerks from the east coast come here and don't much care about community or Colorado culture.  Violent crime is up.  Driving is dangerous.  Highways are clogged.  The cost of living is climbing higher and higher while the quality of life is slipping backwards.  Development is scouring away the open lands and more huge apartment complexes are devouring the country-sides.  Some longtime residents are leaving.  Us too one day.

Sounds like Austin, minus the Mary Jane legalization part. 

bdplant posted:
GBP1 posted:

 

Colorado now is getting too populated, since the MJ law was passed.  Lots of low-lifes have moved into the state.  Goofballs from CA and jerks from the east coast come here and don't much care about community or Colorado culture.  Violent crime is up.  Driving is dangerous.  Highways are clogged.  The cost of living is climbing higher and higher while the quality of life is slipping backwards.  Development is scouring away the open lands and more huge apartment complexes are devouring the country-sides.  Some longtime residents are leaving.  Us too one day.

Sounds like Austin, minus the Mary Jane legalization part. 

And Houston too!!

The Heckler posted:
Thunderbird posted:

Fun topic!

Nekoosa, WI 1968 - 1987

U.S. Army 1987 - 1998 (Ft. Jackson, SC; Ft. Gordon, GA; Ft. Huachuca, AZ; Middle East for a couple years total; Camp Humprheys, Korea, Ft. Detrick, MD)

Leesburg, VA 1998 - 2010

Gilbert, AZ 2010 - present

I agree with those who would rather take the heat of the summer in the Southwest over the cold of the winter in the Midwest, it's not even close IMO.

I haven't lived in the SW but I have lived in the southern states and I would rather freeze than deal with 103 degrees with 100% humidity.

That's the great thing about Bakersfield. 15-20% humidity, meaning 85 is positively pleasant and in the 90s is quite tolerable, especially in the shade.

Here in the Colorado mountains at approx 8500 ft elevation we have no skeeters, no ticks, few flies and bees, in fact we do not have screen doors, no need.  We also have no humidity, little snow and 300 or so days of sunshine per year.  We have no need for air conditioning, no matter how hot it gets, the nights usually get down to at least 50, thus cooling down the house for the next day.  However, we have forest fires, frequent hail storms, mountain lions and lots of bear trouble.  I have had them on my second story deck and in my garage.

Pick your poison.  I'll take the great climate and deal with nuisances.

Timpranillo posted:

Portland, OR is horrible and none of you fine upstanding people should ever consider moving to this hellworld.  You're better than that!  

I'm thinking of selling my 3 San Francisco homes......and buying your entire neighborhood. 

We were fortunate to  sell our house in Wis. Rapids only one month after it hit the market.  Moved into a 55+ retirement community,  a rental, smaller 3 bedroom duplex, attached 2 stall garage.  I have always been happy with antenna TV, and going to the public library for internet,  here we have a 10% senior discount on Cable and internet.  Just the other night, I saw my first BREWER game in High Definition,  sure is nice to join the 21st century  

Pakrz posted:

Not exactly a ringing endorsement for legalizing marijuana. 😂

I hear over development and traffic is really a big issue with legalization.  God damn weed developers.

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Pakrz posted:

SE sucks... Can't stand the humidity.  And the bugs.  And the gators.  And the dumdums. 

Even though I live in the SE, I have to agree.
I will say that rural and mountain folks are the nicest I've ever met...unless you piss them off! 
Atlanta is a crime-ridden cesspool, and it's in the suburbs now.
An hour North is a totally different world. 

Born: Nekoosa, WI (hospital was in Wisconsin Rapids) ‘74-86

Moved to: Janesville, WI ‘86-93

Moved to: Okinawa ‘94-99

Moved To Nashville, TN ‘99-03

Moved to: Chicagoland ‘03-today

I’ll live out my final days in Japan after retirement God willing, but before then I’d move back to Nashville in a heartbeat. Great, diverse, eclectic, and relatively low cost of living. As a music lover there’s no better place.