Sorry everyone that I have not been writing. My wife and I just got back from a 2 week vacation that was partly for fun and part for finding somewhere other than California to live. We went to Idaho, and wow, we found a state that was actually beautiful! Rivers and lakes everywhere, low cost of living, and green is the color of the day for summer. We really did like Idaho, especially north of Boise. McCall was more beautiful that we could imagine, and the cost of living there was incredibly low compared to where we are now in Southern California.
We also revisited the Reno Nevada area, and were very disappointed! All the areas that we have found to be acceptable are now growing so fast that the area is going to be an extension of Southern California, an area that we have grown to hate! Tech firms from the Silicone Valley are relocating there for the tax savings and the lower cost of living, which is actually driving the cost of living up and the quality of life down. This wonderful place where one could find a great lifestyle is now being ruined, and it is definitely off our list of places to relocate.
Idaho is where we will end up. In the next few weeks we will be going to Northern Idaho, in the area that is around the Coeur D’ Alene area. This state is marvelous, and we are looking forward to finding our retirement home there and moving in the spring or early summer of 2019! The southern and middle part of the state is excellent, but we have been told that up north we will find the next thing to nirvana! I hope that is the case!
We looked at Utah, Idaho, and Nevada, but hands down, Idaho is a wonderful place! Any of my Southern California friends that are looking to get out, take a look there! It is beautiful, and the people are very friendly. They just don’t want us to ruin it for them, and if you are exceptionally liberal, go somewhere else! They don’t want you!
I’m signing off now, but will be back in the next day or two with a commentary about what is happening in our country. My wife will also be posting something about animal rights soon, so look forward to that too!