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Old 12-05-2016, 06:36 PM
 
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We did this once before (at least since I've been on this Board). Where do you live? It helps form a sort of picture in our minds so we can place you in your life.

I live in Santa Barbara, California, about a mile and a half from the ocean. Today it was about 70 and I got a walk outside with a Eddie Bauer vest over a t shirt. Need rain! Send some if you have too much.

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New Hampshire here--west central part of the state in the Connecticut River valley. It's 28 degrees here, and we have snow.
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A little town called San Ysidro--west of Albuquerque, located between the Zia and Jemez Indian Reservations.
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In the Portland, Or area....snowed today! Didn't stick but snow is rare enough around here to always be exciting
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Southern Wisconsin, very near Madison. We just received our first snowfall yesterday and while much of it melted today, there's enough on the trees and grass to make it pretty.


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I'm in central Idaho, a long way away from most everywhere else!

1 hour to the nearest town (population 114)
3 hours to the nearest mall, COSTCO, big box stores (maybe that's not so bad!)
3 hour drives while in labor (twice) to deliver our daughters

Our county is slightly larger than Rhode Island, and has the longest bus run in the state.

Our graduating class numbers around 48-65.

We are definitely in the middle of God's country!
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I live in the Sandhills of North Carolina, about halfway between the Mountains and the ocean.
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I live in a small community in Western PA about an hour north of Pittsburgh. We can easily get to the city restaurants, shopping, theater, and the airport. Three colleges are within 30 minutes of each other. However, while we have all the conveniences of technology, many of my friends are in the Amish community. They have no phones or electricity. Horse/buggy is their transportation. The children finish going to school after the 8th grade. As far as the weather, we are still waiting on our first snowfall. I love that we have all 4 seasons.
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Wish I Could Send It to YOU, Anansi!!!
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Are you dreaming of a White Christmas? Do you love the song, "Let it Snow, Let it Snow, Let it Snow"? Do you want to roast chestnuts on an open fire? Do you want the feeling of Jack Frost nipping at your nose? We have it all here! I'm living in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. We had a cozy snowy weekend. At least 17 inches of the beloved snow which provides plenty of moisture for our rivers. Would love to share, Anansi! So today my DH spent a few hours blowing snow, shoveling snow, and using the little electric shovel to clear the deck. He blew a track in the backyard for the dogs. I put on my Sorrel Packs and warmest Spyder down jacket, climbed into my Jeep Cherokee, and slid down the icy roads to my 9 am fitness class. There I yucked it up with all of my retired friends who are avid downhill & cross country skiers....on a high because of all of the snow. Truthfully I LOVE snow in December. It is so thick and beautiful. I have the right clothes, gloves, boots, and vehicle to do fine. But in January, after living here for almost 40 years I get tired of it. THAT's why we head south. It is so pleasant to be on the desert in the middle of snow season! and Beachglass, I had no idea you lived so close. I was just in Idaho Falls Friday because my eye doc thought I had a torn retina. Went to the specialist there. WHEW! Nothing was torn. It's a small world. I pictured you living near a beach!!
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I live in a suburb of 16,000 people east of San Francisco. It's hilly and sometimes lovely. Like all of California, we need more rain than we get. This was a wonderful place to raise our kids, but I hope to move back to Southern California someday.


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Old 12-05-2016, 09:28 PM
 
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From October through May I live in the Palm Springs-Coachella Valley area of SoCal. In the summer I spend most of my time in the SoCal mountains of Big Bear where there are much cooler temps.

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Old 12-05-2016, 09:34 PM
 
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I live in Temple Texas. It is about half way between Austin and Dallas. I lived in Austin most of my life and moved here after retiring this summer. I love this smaller more affordable town.
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We are just east of Seattle in Kirkland, Washington. We have been getting your rain - an extra 10 inches since January. Despite reports to the contrary, we usually get only about 30 inches of rain a year. It just arrives in drizzles, almost continually from November through February.
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Old 12-06-2016, 04:20 AM
 
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I live in a Maryland suburb of Washington, DC. I'm about 15 miles outside the city. I love all the museums, restaurants, shopping, and other attractions here. I don't love the bad traffic. It is overcast and will probably rain later with temperatures in the 40s and 50s.
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I live in NE Ohio, east of Cleveland. It's supposed to be a rainy day today. Lake effect snow (compliments of Lake Erie) on the way for Thursday, Friday, and Saturday. It's December!
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Southern NH city of 110,000 people. Our neighborhood was built after WW2. We enjoy the 4 seasons. It is about an hour away from Boston. Less than an hour from the seacoast and Maine lobster. Then an hour drive north takes us to the lakes and mountains. Oh yes, there are 16 Dunkin Donuts or just about one on every major road. We live in New England Patriots county and adopt the Boston Red Soxs and the Boston Celtic.
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Old 12-06-2016, 04:46 AM
 
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We live in Katy, Texas, which is about 30 miles west of Houston. It used to be a small town but has grown rapidly in the 30 years we've lived here.
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...is where I call home. We are tiny but fierce. I cannot go anywhere in this state without bumping into someone I know from high school, college, work or Lamaze class in the 80's (that has occurred more than once). I live five minutes from the Atlantic Ocean which is perfect this time of year for long walks and contemplation. It was about 45 degrees yesterday with a dusting of snow the night before. Like LuBelle, I have the coats, boots, hats, etc that make going outside comfortable most days. I laughed about the multiple Dunkin' Donuts - we have those too. We are the home of CVS. Their flagship store is in my town. My town is rural and we drive about 30-40 minutes for any big box stores. We are halfway between Boston and New York, which makes a big city trip pretty easy. I love visiting other states, but I wouldn't live anywhere else. I'll try and post a beach photo after my walk!

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Old 12-06-2016, 05:39 AM
 
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I live in southwest WI, about 20 minutes from Dubuque,IA. It's a small college town. We also had the snow that chronic fun had. Now we have the cold, in the 20s for the rest of the week.
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Old 12-06-2016, 06:27 AM
 
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I live in southern Jersey, 20 minutes from Philadelphia and 1 hour to the beach. When we get snow it usually turns into an icy mess!
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I live in Columbus, Ohio. It was a great location to raise my children and the weather is better here than the other places we lived: Chicago and Cleveland.
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Actually I live east of the city in a suburban area. It used to be rural but has completely exploded in the last 10 years. My sub has a country feel. Neighbors are friendly and care about each other. I have wild turkeys in the back yard and regularly see and hear coyotes. However, I can be at a major mall in 10 minutes. Its 20 minutes to downtown but a heck of a long drive (11 hours) to the nearest beach.

Its raining hard outside today and is supposed to get cold tonight, but no snow is predicted....thankfully...This town shuts down when it snows. People drive like idiots. They either creep along at 15 or skid in circles at 50, and the bread and milk is completely gone from the shelves.
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I live in a small town northeast of Winston-Salem, NC, with hills and winding roads. My favorite part of this town is the church bells that ring hymns for 15 minutes each midday. I can hear it from my house, and it always gives me a calm feeling.
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Old 12-06-2016, 07:38 AM
 
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It depends upon whether it's the summer half of the year or the winter half!

summer half: Ellsworth Falls, Maine in a cabin by a huge lake. 15 minutes to Acadia Nat'l Park and the ocean. Many family members and many ancestors buried all over the place.

winter half: rural Georgia in a tiny community called Winston. Farmlands, horses, creeks, two minimarkets with one just off the interstate. Families who have lived here for generations. I've lived here for around 30 years and am still considered to be a northerner. Warm-hearted and friendly people around here.
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Old 12-06-2016, 07:47 AM
 
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I'm in a high rise apt. building in Manhattan after downsizing, decluttering and giving up the house and car in the country. Haven't driven a car in almost 2 years! I feel a little like the couple in GreenAcres.....part of me misses 'farm livin' but another part of me says 'give me Park Avenue!' I can't wait for the first snowfall....the city gets so quiet and the park turns magical. I love reading all the posts and realizing what a great group we have on this board!
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I live in Central NJ. I live in a suburb surrounded by small farms and other towns.


Very different from where I grew up. I grew up in Northern NJ in a very small town. It's only claim to fame is that it was filmed as part of the opening for the HBO series The Sopranos. The camera filmed the main street including a place name Pizzaland.
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We have rain today in central Virginia, anasi. You can have it if you'll take some of the chill, too! I'm not in love with where I live, but the seasons are nice and my friends are here. And oh yeah, DH is, too!
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I live in a small town called Lumberton in southern New Jersey. (Chocchip we may be neighbors!) We are about 90 minutes from NYC and 40 minutes from Philadelphia, which I love visiting. We also can get to the beach in 45 minutes. Love our change of seasons! No snow yet, just rain today.
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I live in Orange County, California about a mile from the beach. Love the mild weather but housing costs and taxes are very high. Three of my five Grandkids are nearby so no moving to save$. We Love to wine taste in Santa Barbara and Paso Robles Anansi!
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I live in eastern PA, just outside of Philly. I grew up on the other side of the state and moved east when I got married. Love being close to the Jersey Shore!
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I grew up in New England....born in RI, moved to Maine and spent my school years in Connecticut. I love that part of the country . Hearing from folks in those parts make me miss that area except for the snow. When we got married there were no jobs in NE so we moved to the Washington, DC area. When we retired we were tired of the crazy traffic and high stress so we moved to Ocean Pines, Maryland. It is a fun beachy community outside of Ocean City , MD. We get crazy traffic in the summer with the tourists but can navigate our way to the beach and restaurants easily because we are local.
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They say, "Home is where the heart is." My heart is in Paso Robles, CA. It was interesting to see the other CA folks posting here. As for anansi and learnforever, we're almost neighbors.
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I'm on the SW coast of Florida. We went to lunch with a group of friends today (18 of us) - we sat outside beside the water. Temps are in the low 80s now, normal for this time of year . The only white stuff I see in my yard is a flock of white ibis that come around and eat bugs (often called the Florida chicken). All of you with your snow enjoy it... all I want to scrape off my windshield is seagull poop! It's getting crowded now tho, all the snowbirds are showing up, forget about just walking in at 6:00 and getting a table in our favorite restaurants, the crowds have started, but we know the coast will be clear again in a few months!

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I live about 15 miles north of Spokane, Washington in a small town (3700) called Deer Park. It's cold 25 and sunny and no snow yet!!! Some years we can get 96 inches of snow from November to February (2008, 2009). Hopefully not this year!!! We plan to move to the Bellingham, WA area next year. I am a west side Washington girl.
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I live about 15 miles south of the Wisconsin border in Northern Illinois. The sun finally came out this afternoon. The snow is melting and the grass is still green underneath it. The temperatures are supposed to drop into the 20s for highs later this week. Yuck. Hoping for a mild winter, but have a feeling it will be snowy and cold.
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Northern Illinois. 60 miles or so west of Chicago and 10 miles north of NIU. The sun finally came out this afternoon. Temps are supposed to drop drastically. I should have been born in a warm climate, near the ocean. Any warm climate. Any ocean.
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Eastern NC, about 45 min. from the coast. We have all 4 seasons, sometimes all during the same season! Last week it was in the 80's, today it is raining in the 50's, and by the weekend we will be down to the low 30's. We have snow occaisionally, but mainly hot and humid.
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I live in St. Louis County. It's starting to look and feel like winter around here. No snow yet, though we might see a few flakes tomorrow night. It was just gray and gloomy all day today--37 degrees now but it's supposed to get colder in the next couple of days....I actually like the change of seasons, but today was a reminder that winter is my least favorite of the four.
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SW WI where we had our first snowfall Sunday and where today the wind is wild! It's a lovely area, not heavily populated and although I would love to travel, I'm so thankful to call this home! Thank goodness for the warm & cozy of the fireplace.
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Anybody near West Windsor/Princeton Junction? Maybe we could meet up next time in NJ visiting my granddaughter...er....son and wife.
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I live in Southeastern Nebraska. It is quite chilly here. We had an unexpected snowfall on Saturday that made everything look like a winter wonderland. It warmed up on Sunday and the snow melted. Today was quite chilly around 30 degrees. We had such a long period of mild temperatures that I can't get used to the colder temps. I guess it's time for winter to take its turn.
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I live in a neighborhood of San Diego, CA about 1/2 mile from the beach as the crow flies. The weather today was beautiful: sunny and a bit chilly at 63F. I had to wear a sweater and a windbreaker over it. We, too, need rain. We had some rain the weekend before last, but it was shortlived.

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Our normal rainfall is supposed to be 12 inches a year. Last year we had 11 inches, but the five years before that, it has been 5-6 inches.
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You wouldn't, by any chance, be close to Grove City? I went to college there 37 years ago. Beautiful, beautiful area. (I grew up in a Brockport, NY, a suburb of Rochester)
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Northeast Wisconsin near Packer Country, not too close, but close enough to know to not go on the highway before or after a home game! On Sunday we had snow that covered the trees and it looked beautiful. It is all melted now. We are suppose to have a cold, wet winter.
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You nailed it! If you ever make it back east, you should come plan a trip over this way. You would be so surprised with all of the changes. Downtown is beautiful with many quaint small businesses. Make sure to let me know if you do. It would be wonderful to meet up.

Question: What led you to Idaho? That is a long way off!
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I live in the home of the Worlds Most Famous Beach and home of the birth of Nascar racing, Daytona Beach, FL! Our weather is totally up and down this time of year, 80 one day, 32 the next, then 51, then 44, then 75....and we need rain too!

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Northwest of San Antonio in the rolling hills of the Texas Hill Country.
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I live in the Redmond, WA where we have a lot of evergreens, lakes, and mountains. Redmond is the tech center for Microsoft which highly influences our city. This morning it is 22 outside and we are expecting a snow dump tomorrow. Here is what I wake up to in the morning!
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I live in a small community NE of Houston. The area is really growing.
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I live near Marietta, which as many of you might now, was the first settlement in the Northwest Territory at the end of the Revolutionary War.
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Another retired teacher from Ohio! I live north of Cincinnati and have lived here most of my life.
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I live in central Massachusetts, 50 miles from Boston. We get a lot more snow than Boston since we are in the Worcester hills. My city is supposedly the second hilliest city in the country after San Francisco!
I hate winter, but now that I'm retired and don't need to worry so much about driving in the ice and snow, I don't hate it as much.
I often say we are lucky not to get catastrophic weather like so many other areas. We rarely get tornadoes or hurricanes,or floods. We almost never ever get earthquakes! Our summers are hot, but not usually muggy like Florida. Our spring pretty much doesn't exist any more! But our Fall is pretty beautiful!
If I could, I would probably be a snow bird and live somewhere warm during January and February.
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I live in southwest Michigan. Hold up your left hand, see the fold where your thumb and index finger kind of meet? That's where I live- Plymouth, about 45 minutes west of Detroit.

In winter, I live in Fort Lauderdale, central beach, between the ocean and the intercoastal.
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We live in the hills of ski country in southern Vermont in a very small town called Londonderry. We retired here from NJ three years ago. We have about 5 inches of snow on the ground and it's snowing now. All of our kids love skiing so we love having them come visit all winter long! Nice to have a draw to come visit Mom and Dad :-)
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I lived in Connecticut until my 20's, and then moved to Maryland. Now, I'm in Northern Virginia and I love it here. I capitalized it because this part of Virginia is quite different from the rest of the state. It's a huge, metro suburb of DC. The majority of people work for the government or in government/tech-related jobs. My home is about 20 miles from DC, but even without bad weather, it may take 1.5 hours to commute by car. Some folks who live further out, have double that commute - one way! My area will soon have a Metro station but it'll be 17 stops to arrive in downtown DC. Because of traffic, my DH and I don't visit the museums or restaurants too often.
Luckily, there's plenty to do and see here in Virginia. With four seasons, temps can range from 100 degrees down to zero. No snow as yet because we're having a late fall. Today, it's in the 40's but a few trees are still in full color which makes those holiday decorations look a bit strange
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...in southern Illinois. Chicago is a five-hour drive north of us. We have lots of small towns around here. St. Louis, MO is one hour to our west over the Mississippi River. The next few days are supposed to be cold, 20's or 30's. No snow yet.
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NW Washington, land of beauty and different types of rain-drizzle, sprinkles, downpours, cats and dogs and some gray, cloudy days. When the sun is out, it's gorgeous.
Hoping for some snow soon.
Waving to my fellow Washingtonians.
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I live in Phoenix. We're beginning to experience our winter with cool temps in the 60s. No hard freezes yet. It's a welcome relief from our sizzling summers when we hibernate. We are back on the trails and our patios. We're still in the middle of a l-o-ng drought with a little rain every now and then. Don't tell He That Shall Not Be Named, but it's called climate change.
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I also live in the Phoenix area, and have for 31 years. I'm originally from California, so I've always been kind of a west coast kind of gal.

Can't beat those southwest sunsets!
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Another from Arizona. I'm in Tucson. Our weather forecast calls for low to mid 70's for the next eight days. It's the reward we get for blazing hot summers!
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I live in north eastern Illinois about fifteen miles from the Wisconsin border. It will get down to about 20 degrees tonight. Brrr
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Your "Phoenician" cracked me up. Is that a real thing? We're known around here as "Santa Barbarians."
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I lived my whole life in the same county, about 30 miles north of Detroit until earlier this year when we moved north to the Saginaw Bay of Lake Huron. We've had a relatively mild fall until this week. Snow, wind, and cold, cold, cold today.
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is in Northern Nevada between Reno-Sparks and Carson City. We've been here over 30 years, moved from Camarillo in Southern California and before that lived in Venice CA before it went up-scale. I know generally where most of the CA folks are located, since the bay area is a place we visit a few times a year.

There was rain and snow here yesterday and last night. There was a two hour delayed start today, icy roads.
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I am in Oklahoma, about 60
miles from Tulsa. We never really get used to the rapid changes in weather, but this fall was calm and fairly consistently mild. In fact the leaves are just now falling off the trees, our freezing temps were late this year.
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Very northern part. I'm about 90 minutes away from Chicago. I live in a very small town just a few miles west of Rockford. We received a beautiful 6+ inch snowfall yesterday and today. Now that I don't have to worry about going out in it tomorrow morning, I am loving the snow! We are supposed to have a HIGH temperature of 6 above zero on Thursday! Brrrrrr! Now that I can do without! I dislike that horrible cold more and more with each aging year!

Someday, I will be in a warm climate for most of this winter weather!
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Also known as Big Sky Country: Montana!!
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This has been a fun thread to read!
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Right now through late May, we are on an island on the Gulf Coast in Florida. Our next door neighbor is a state park, reportedly the most visited state park in Florida. While my former coworkers enjoyed a snow day in NH today, we were socked in with thick fog in the seventies.

In the summer into part of the fall, we live in a rural town in western Maine on a small, quiet lake. Much, much quieter over all from Florida, particularly the traffic.

Timeforbed, my Mom grew up on Leonard Lake in Ellsworth, ME! Small world, huh?
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I have lived in KS my whole life. I taught and raised my kids in a small town about 30 miles west of Topeka. There are no stop lights! Everyone knew everyone.
I now live in another small town although a bit bigger in northcentral Kansas
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Hello Everyone, it's been ages since I've posted.

I live in Carrollton Tx. 21 miles from Dallas. My single daddy moved me from Detroit Mi, to San Bernardino California and later we moved on to Texas. Out of the 3 places that I've lived I adapted to Texas the best. We have mild winters but when it sleets or snows for a couple of days Texas has a major shut down. August is the hardest time for me, it's just too hot in Texas.
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I live in a suburb of Houston. We're about 20 miles east of the city..we're famous for having one of the largest petrochemical refineries for a little company you may have heard of---Exxon-Mobil. I grew up on Long Island and go back often. We enjoy the summers on Long Island -- the winters are spent here.
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Chocchip and jerzgirl, I'm also in your area.... about 20 minutes from Philly and an hour from the shore .
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I'm in southern Ocean County, NJ less than 15 minutes from Long Beach Island.
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I live about 25 minutes away from the Pro Football Hall Of Fame in a town called Alliance, Ohio. We are a college town to the home of the Mount Union Purple Raiders. We are also known as the Carnation City. Today it is partly cloudy and about 32 degrees.

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I live full time in mountains of so Cal. called Lake Arrowhead Calif. and commute up and down the mountain to teach. I grew up in the Hollywood Hills and moved to Redlands to attend the university. I loved living in Redlands which is a great middle class college town. Lake Arrowhead is beautiful but I'm not sure if I want to retire up in the mountains nor am I sure if I will remain in the golden state.
For now I enjoy the serenity and snow which has started to accumulate. I love reading about where you all live! I have visited many of those places out west ( LOVE Jackson Hole Loubelle) and actually have relatives that live in a few of those place!
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