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Joe Fields Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-17-07 03:00 PM
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Poll question: If you had your choice, would you...

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Joe Fields Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-17-07 03:02 PM
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1. Mods, please move this poll...
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Squatch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-17-07 03:09 PM
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6. You know...there *is* an alert button.
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wildhorses Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-17-07 03:16 PM
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11. where do you want it moved?
looks fine right here :shrug:
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Joe Fields Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-17-07 03:29 PM
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14. didn't realize i was in gd when i posted.
par for the course. half the time I don't know where i'm at these days. :crazy:
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bigwillq Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-17-07 03:03 PM
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2. Buy a place close enough
to a city but far enough away that I can zone out in my own little world. Kind of like where I live now.
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Sapere aude Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-17-07 03:06 PM
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3. We bought 20 acres in the mountains and zoned out.
My wife wanted to move after 3 years. We have our place up for sale. I would stay if she did not feel as she does. But on the other hand. We will be moving to a much more affordable home in the city and be much less in debt. As long as I can have a private yard I'm OK with that. I like to garden in the nude and it isn't a pretty site!
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porphyrian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-17-07 03:08 PM
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4. One, two and three, in no particular order. - n/t
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H2O Man Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-17-07 03:09 PM
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5. My choice:





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Joe Fields Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-17-07 03:34 PM
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15. yeah. where do I sign up?
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H2O Man Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-17-07 03:37 PM
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17. Rural life
has a lot of advantages. It isn't for everyone, to be sure, but I couldn't imagine anything else at this point.
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Joe Fields Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-17-07 03:59 PM
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23. yep. spent many years out in the country and in the mountains, far away
from cities, but I am stuck in the city now. don't like it. never did.
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H2O Man Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-18-07 09:57 AM
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30. I have
walked the streets of many cities in the United States as a young man. I enjoyed a lot of the benefits that cities offer. But I do not think I could adjust to living in even a small town at this point in my life.

Shortly after the Revolutionary War, the government began to invest in turnpikes that brought people westward. I live in an old stage coach station along what is a long-abandoned turnpike that led to Ithaca, NY. I enjoy rural upstate New York, in part because of views like this, from the trail that is now part of my driveway:



Parts of the old trail are pretty much grown-over these days. This photo shows part of the turnpike that my children enjoy taking hikes on.





My younger son is an amateur boxer, and he likes to jog on it. There is a large stone-pile about 1/2 mile up the trail, and he takes the wheelbarrow up and down to build up endurance. I suppose that cities offer modern gym equipment, while the backwoods offer stones!






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Marie26 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-17-07 03:11 PM
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7. Circus
Do traveling circuses even exist anymore?
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Javaman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-17-07 03:23 PM
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13. I did that years ago. it's not as fun as it sounds.
Yes, I ran away with the circus, okay? want to make something of it? LOL
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Joe Fields Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-17-07 03:36 PM
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16. what are you, some kind of clown?



:smoke:
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Javaman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-18-07 09:28 AM
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29. Actually, yes I was. LOL nt
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Fresh_Start Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-17-07 03:12 PM
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8. I vote for private island
love beach and waves
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wildhorses Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-17-07 03:15 PM
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9. i am living #1 to the best of my capabilities
Edited on Thu May-17-07 03:36 PM by wildhorses
mind you i have quick access to a fairly large 'town'...5 min.

and a major north-south/east-west highway interchange.

i have major cities 1 hour in any direction.

but, i have 10 acres down a dead end dirt road and i own both sides of a creek.

it has not been easy but, my guts keep telling me to hold on to this place and the more i read about what is going on in the world the more i think i need to stay put.

i am stockpiling seeds and first aid equipment and want to purchase a generator as soon as i get a house built.

i dunno, my mother says i'm whacko but wtf i think she is nutso :P

eta photos of 'my place'

flowers on my frontporch


my nephews running in my backyard


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Joe Fields Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-17-07 03:42 PM
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18. you're killing me...


I'm turning all kinds of colors, but mostly I'm green with envy... ;-)
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wildhorses Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-17-07 03:48 PM
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20. green is my favorite color
;) :rofl:

nothing to be envious...it is HARD WORK around here and really more than i can handle by myself. i am just hardheaded enough not to admit defeat
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Joe Fields Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-17-07 03:44 PM
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19. what's wrong with the house you're living in?
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wildhorses Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-17-07 03:49 PM
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21. >.> shhhh
living in a trailer in the south....kinda makes me white trash doncha think :P
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Joe Fields Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-17-07 04:03 PM
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24. be careful how you use that tongue...


and, no, it don't, contrary to what a lot of people think. I lived in trailers when I lived in Colorado, Utah and Nevada. But then I might be considered white trash by some.

Tongue back atcha.. :P
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Jamastiene Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-17-07 03:15 PM
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10. I'm torn between crawling back in my mother's womb and
saying "fuck it" and buying a piece of land and zoning out in my own little world. I ended up voting for "fuck it."
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Cults4Bush Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-17-07 03:20 PM
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12. I want back in!! I want back in!!
not telling why though :P
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Deb Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-17-07 03:53 PM
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22. Other - Buy land and tune in
The small portion we're completely responsible for keeps us tuned into the world.

But we love to go zone out in NYC. :-)
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Breeze54 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-17-07 04:09 PM
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25. I'm moving soon and strongly considering
a move to a warmer (climate) city. I am tired of huge heating bills and snow
and ice and snowplows and blizzard warnings and high humidity and hurricanes.
I used to live in the southwest, once upon a time and I miss it. I'm just
leary about starting over someplace so new again but I'm free to fly June 3rd.
No more underage children!! All are grown and employed!! It's time for me now!!
But I suspect I'll stay on the east coast until my youngest gets his footing.

I can dream about those beautiful desert sunrises though!
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Annces Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-17-07 04:13 PM
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26. Fly to the Stars





"Cottontails. A mating pair performs an interesting ritual before copulation. This usually occurs after dark. The buck chases the doe until she eventually turns and faces him. She then spars at him with her forepaws. They crouch, facing each other, until one of the pair leaps about 2 feet in the air. This behavior is repeated by both animals before mating."


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OPERATIONMINDCRIME Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-17-07 04:14 PM
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27. My Choice Would Be To Live Atop A Mountain Where All Could Come To Me Seeking Wisdom.
Well, either that, or a really warm place with beautiful landscapes and a night sky full of stars, at which marijuana grows readily and I could be left the fuck alone.
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iamahaingttta Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-17-07 05:03 PM
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28. I already...
..."live in a city, and take advantage of all it has to offer!"

And I did it by choice!

New York City, the greatest city in the world!!
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Tierra_y_Libertad Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-18-07 10:04 AM
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31. We did. 3 acres of forest and meadow in Washington.
My wife and I decided that our idea of a perfect retirement would be a nice house in a nice setting and a lot of good books. We both grew up, lived, worked, in L.A. We loved L.A. but got sick of the noise, pollution, malls, crime, and general madness. Moved to Portland in '81, saved our pennies, and found our haven 14 years ago. Retired 8 years ago.

Heaven

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