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If you had the chance to live in any state, which one would it be, and why? Tell us a little about the state that you choose.
The state of Bliss. I want to live the remainder of my life fishing.
I picked Hawaii because I love the beach and the city life. I lived in Oahu for three years and I miss many things about the Island such as the wonderful mountains of the Pali Hwy, the ride to the North Shore, Waikiki's festive night lights, the restaurants, the trade winds and, believe it or not, even the level of humidity. After awhile it doesn't bother you anymore. Everywhere there are fragrant plumeria trees and flaming hibiscus bushes to delight the eye. You can save on the cost of shoes in Hawaii, because most people wear flip flops or at most sandals over there. As for attire, I wore mumus because they are comfortable and colorful. They come in casual or formal and they can be expensive, depending on the material they are made of. Contrary to what someone might think, summers are way hotter than winters in Hawaii, and there is a lot of difference in the amount of rain you get, depending on whether you live in the center of the island, where there are hills and mountains, or the east shore. I always felt sorry for the tourists who visited Waikiki for any one week in the months of February and early March, because it rains a lot, no matter where you are and you can't go to the beach. I love the Hilton Village in downtown Waikiki, that was my favorite hangout. The cost of living is extremely high in Hawaii. Also, after awhile you might start feeling caged in, because it only takes four hour to tour the perimeter of Oahu by car, but if you only go there to visit, or if you have the financial means to indulge, and flying roaches (affectionately referred to as the Hawaii state bird) don't bother you, then I would highly recommend it.
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Maine, I love the weather. No, really I do! I lived in Maine for 8 years and still have a camp on a lake for summers (see my profile picture). I never minded bright sunny, brutally cold days (once it gets below minus 10 it doesn't really matter). And, if you can tolerate the cold winters, you are rewarded with fantastic summers, long days, cool evenings. There is so much to do outdoors in Maine in all seasons and in my opinion, the scenery is some of the most beautiful on earth. The only seasons in Maine that I could do without are mud and black fly.
If you have never been to Maine, you should add it to your list of places to see. But, try to really experience it. Don't just go to the places the tourists go, go where the locals go.
Maybe mcals and I could compare and contrast life on a Hawaiian island to life on an island in Maine. I have been to Hawaii and enjoy it and hope to go back. But, I know I will always go back to Maine.
bankscottage, I totally hear you on the black fly season. I don't mind the mud, but I can do without the bugs. I live right on the border of Maine. What town is your camp in? Maybe we are neighbors...lol.
I do tire of the long winters. But, again, you are right, the other seasons are great.
mcals, I would love to visit Hawaii. My husband has been, and I have heard great stories. Not big into flying roaches though. He never told me about those. Isn't it expensive to live there.
Gusser, I think everyone wants that.
It has been my great pleasure and gift, to have lived in 47 of the 50 USofA states.
I onced said...................If I ever get back to Montana, I ain't coming back out.........
since that declaration..........my hubby has never accepted an industrial project there..................
makes me question the value of his Carhartts!
by Holle Abee 5 years ago
a warm, clear bay full of fish; a big shade tree; a comfy chair; a cooler of cold drinks; wonderful Florida sunshine; nice breezes; and a cast net. What’s not to love?
by Sunshiney31 8 years ago
So my husband and kids ,myself and sister are looking into moving to Hawaii.Hilo to be exact we have 6 kids and they are all in love with the idea.So I'm asking for some feedback from anyone who has experience in Hawaii.We would have combined incomes and my oldest is ready to work and wants to chip...
by ThatFatGuy 7 years ago
If you could pick one place on this planet to live on where would that be? The Caribbeans, in the Ocean, inside a volcano, or in the branches of a tree! Anywhere, just tell why
by evilia_lim 8 years ago
which place would you pick for honeymoon ?
by Mixedminded 9 years ago
If someone told you.You've only got 60-70 summers and 60-70 winters if your lucky.What would you do
by jaydawg808 5 years ago
Have you visited Hawaii before?Yes or no? And if "yes," which island(s)?
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