If You Had to Move, Where Would You Go?

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kaneohe, we just spent 2 different vacations in Hawaii last year.

wedding one occasion, the other was celebrating the 4th over there for special event I was part of.

while there both times, we looked at homes to buy.  on the water, just off the water, inland, etc.  while there were 2 I liked, the price was cost prohibitive.  Very expensive for what you'd get and have to give up.  All in all, adore Hawaiian Islands and would not hesitate living there.  You're from a lovely place for sure..........
 
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luv ... we sold our home in Hawaii in 2007 just before the bubble burst there and got a great deal ...

not a day goes by though that my husband doesn't drone on about moving back 

... the cost of living there is so far out of whack and it's too isolated I say ... you have to get on a plane to go somewhere

... I really like that now we can wake up in the morning and say, let's go to... we load up the car and we're gone ...

I could name 101 more things that I like better here on the "mainland"

and then 101 reasons why I want to move back ...

we still haven't found another place to move to yet, so keep those cards and letters coming folks ...
 
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...our daughter attended Hawaii Pacific University.
we've been to the "4 mains" many many times over all these years.
we're fortunate to say we know Hawaii. have always loved it.
best friend was driving & totaled our rental car driving down the middle of the big island, from Hilo to Kona when I was 21 yrs 10 days old. I know that because it was her birthday that day and I'm 10 days older. anyway at the airport the next day after hospital and police station we were 2 girls really messed up. Jack Lord was on our flight. he paid for our first class upgrade to sit with him so we could explain to him what happened regarding our messed up bodies. he paid in full all expenses for everything regarding the accident, called his Dr. in Honolulu and told him to bill him for everything. what a kind and beautiful man.
 
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If You Had to Move, Where Would You Go ? Ummmm

I don't ask for much. I am a simple gal. Maybe move to a hut, yes a hut. It doesn't need to be a big one, just big enough for two.

And as you can see, not far from my garden (out of view).
 
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  Petals,

  Your hut is nice, simple, elegant...bravo!

   I wonder what your vacation hut looks like?
 
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Yes, Kgirl......we don't ask for much !
I wonder what your vacation hut looks like?
No vacation hut.  But I will take "The Rockies" ,a log cabin surrounded by wild flowers and my garden. Down below my porch is a clear water brook where the rainbow trout glisten in the sun. I can see the snow capped mountains from where I stand and welcome those chinook winds whenever they pass. The air is so pure. Glorious nature and all her wealth hold nothing back.

When night falls, the stars come out, stars so bright you can put your hand out and almost touch them.

Breathtaking and serene....the way living should be.

Petals.
 

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Monday 25th

Buonasera,

Very interesting post ...

I definitely would choose the Adriatic Coast of Italia ... We had just purchased a small apartment there ...

The other destinations:

* Abruzzi

* Umbria

* Puglia

* Liguria

* Tuscan Coast ( San Vincenzo and Livorno )

Though we have some professional commitments in Madrid Capital, we only rent a Loft here and do not enjoy the climate here. Too too dry ...

Have a lovely week,

Margaux
 

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Kaneo,

Happy 4th of July ... I just rec´d a reply on this post from you in reference to where in the USA, would I relocate to, if I was going to relocate ...

I would select somewhere south of Washington D.C. / Old Alexandria, Virginia, Atlanta and Saint Augustine, Florida or Austin, Texas ...

Why?

I truly love Adriatic Italia where we have a condo, and enjoy renting in Madrid; on a cultural level, the art exhibitions, museums, theatre, film, book fairs, dining scene, tapas crawling and from here one can be in any other point of the country within 1.5 hours ...  

East Coast ...

Washington D.C. has the cultural entertainment I am accustomed too; theatre, film, museums .

and international dining ...

Alexandria Old Town is cheaper than D.C. for an apartment ...

Atlanta :  Close to St. Augustine where I have my older daughter living ...

St. Augustine: It is a lovely northeastern small city, with a pleasant ambiance --- and has some culture to keep me enticed ...  

I am a sea person, born on the ocean and have never lived in a house, only apartments  &  Do not care much for too cold or too hot weather ...

However, this is very doubtful Kaneo as I am a legal resident in Italia, as my dad was Italian and so is my hubby.

Have a lovely 4th,

Margaux. Cintrano.
 

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Steve Tamer, Buonasera,

Yes, great regional local cuisine ... How true ...

Have a lovely summer,

Margi.
 
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thank you Margcata

I love those ares just south of D.C, we have family members in all of those areas as well

FWIW,

Kaneohe is a small town on the island of Oahu

Kane in Hawaiian means man

Ohe in Hawaiian means thin or skinny

... I'll take the Ohe part thanks! /img/vbsmilies/smilies/wink.gif
 

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Buon Giorno Kaneo,

Thanks for your lovely note.

I hope you are having a wonderful summer.

I have always loved San Francisco, however, with one daughter in Zürich, Switzerland and other on the Eastcoast in the USA, if I were to ever live in the USA, the Washington D.C. / Northern Virginia area would be more suitable considering the distance required to flying abroad ... We have a Condo in Puglia, Italia as well, thus, California, is 5 hours flying from Washington D.C. and it just is too too far.

Here are some actual  photos, I had to scan; when we lived in Crete, Greece for a year in Port Hania.

(1) Port Hania, Crete and (2) Central Market - Crete Cheeses.



Kaneo, all my best regards, for a wonderful summer.

Margcata.
 

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Snake 666,

May I ask why Sao Paulo ?

Interesting, My Vet husband does alot of bovine investigative research in Sao Paulo.

We had lived there for one year many years ago as well  as in Uruguay, which is very special for us.

Have nice labor day wkend.

Marge.
 
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