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Bloviating Zeppelin

(in-ep-toc'-ra-cy) - a system of government where the least capable to lead are elected by the least capable of producing, and where the members of society least likely to sustain themselves or succeed, are rewarded with goods and services paid for by the confiscated wealth of a diminishing number of producers.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

When You Retire:


Where, physically, do you want to be?

In which state? In which city or town?

If I had my ideal, I'd retire in Ft. Bragg, Fornicalia.

This is a town on the far northern coast of Fornicalia where there are not only fir trees but jagged cliffs, fog, rain, and a smaller highway. One. And one hospital.

My wife and I have visited here over twenty times. We think it's time to consider purchasing property. Property closer to the ocean is unconsiderable. We'll have to likely think about parcels some miles inshore from the coast itself.

But we want to be where it's cool and where it's wetter, all year 'round.

Where do YOU want to be when you retire?

BZ

13 Comments:

Blogger M. Rigmaiden said...

Arizona, Eastern Sierra, Washington and Montana.

Wed Sep 23, 01:10:00 AM PDT  
Blogger Capt. Schmoe said...

The northern Cal coast if beautiful, but you pay a price for all of that greenery. Lots of rain. I am more of a semi-arid or steppe climate kind of person myself.

I would have to agree with M. Rigmaiden - I like the eastern Sierra, actually the upper Owens valley - Bishop to be exact. Big enough to support a hospital and medical offices, they have a K-Mart and adequate goods and services and absolutely no potential for growth. Reno and Lancaster / Palmdale with Costcos etc. are a day trips journey away. The biggest bonus is that the Sierra is literally 20 minutes away.

My question though, can a grumpy old retired bastard stand to live in a state controlled by a very liberal legislature, and a RINO governor, both of whom want to take my money, my weapons and my lifestyle?

Thanks for the post.

Wed Sep 23, 05:42:00 AM PDT  
Anonymous Ranando said...

In the ground, dead.

I can't imagine getting up and not doing what I've done for 57 years, live my life.

Wed Sep 23, 05:51:00 AM PDT  
Blogger DirtCrashr said...

We've been thinking Hawaii - Maui on a beach or nearby, but healthcare concerns and the location and quality of such raise issues. Also besides disliking cold weather, taxes are a big deal.

Wed Sep 23, 02:36:00 PM PDT  
Blogger A Jacksonian said...

I would prefer to have my health back.

That isn't happening.

All places take on a nasty lack of color because they all become equally inaccessible, no matter how close I am to them. The trick is not the place you go but to find meaning in the life you have.

Wed Sep 23, 03:58:00 PM PDT  
Blogger Chris said...

West Virginia.

Wed Sep 23, 07:36:00 PM PDT  
Blogger TexasFred said...

Just gonna live where I live, do what I do and go til I can't go any more...

And California as a retirement? Are you sure on that?? I know it's beautiful, but it's California, and it's taxes, and taxes and libbers, and taxes, and earthquakes, and taxes, and wild fires, and uh, did I mention taxes?

Wed Sep 23, 07:45:00 PM PDT  
Blogger Bloviating Zeppelin said...

Capt Schmoe: that's my odd point. I really LIKE the rain and that environment. Thank for weighing in!

AJ: alas, excellent point.

TF: yeah, agreed, you mentioned those niggling taxes; but I sure as hell like the state itself. Okay, maybe the Oregon or Washington coast -- joining the continually burgeoning ranks of those fleeing Fornicalia. Tejas may be great, lower taxes, etc., but man I just can't take the heat any more. Literally.

BZ

Fri Sep 25, 05:24:00 AM PDT  
Blogger Z said...

I hate heat, too, BZ...we're just getting some real heat here in LA after a pretty mild Summer.
We love Santa Barbara and dreamed of settling there.

If it couldn't be the outskirts of Munich :-)

Fri Sep 25, 07:23:00 AM PDT  
Blogger Tim said...

If I could afford it, the Swiss Alps. Whistler, BC. Aspen, CO. I love to ski. I'd come and visit you BZ. I like California. Lake Tahoe?

America is a wonderful country, but there are many fine places. The world is my playground.

Fri Sep 25, 05:52:00 PM PDT  
Blogger M. Rigmaiden said...

Capt. Bishop? heheheh I was over at Benton Hot Springs a couple of years back, and you know that is not too far from Bishop. That is beautiful country up there. We made it to Fish lake Valley, but I havta admit that I prefer the Black Rock Desert's scenery:)

Sat Sep 26, 02:28:00 AM PDT  
Blogger Bloviating Zeppelin said...

Tim: you run up I-80 towards Tahoe some day and you give me a ring on the e-mail. I'll show you stuff you've NEVER seen before. I'd be happy to show you around.

BZ

Sat Sep 26, 10:13:00 PM PDT  
Blogger Alaska Steve said...

I'll be living in the house my great grandfather built in Maine when we retire, where my Dad lives now. Hopefully he'll still be living there then as well. I made promise he would not have to go into a nursing home and that another generation would live in the family house - otherwise, I wouldn't mind retiring in Alaska, it has been very good to me for 21 years!

Wed Sep 30, 11:38:00 PM PDT  

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