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  • #16
    Yes I've seen the struggles in States that aren't used to that weather - Georgia with all those stuck - the traffic on the highways for 4" or less of snow and multiple accidents.

    I imagine other States are more prepared.

    I like the Nurse's suggestion. Oregon seems peaceful and beautiful.
    Roses are red. Tacos are enjoyable. Don't blame immigrants, because you're unemployable.

    T-11 Flaccid Paraplegic due to TM July 1985 @ age 12

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    • #17
      Retired since 1999, my last boss used to let me use vacation days for big snows. If you live in a snowy climate it really helps to have an attached garage so you can drive in during snows without getting snow all over tires. Your windshield doesn't need clearing of snow, etc. When we 1st relocated from NC to Mich we lived in an apartment with a handicapped space. The minute you shoveled your path to the van and cleared snow from the space, people without placards would park in your nicely cleared space as soon as you vacated it.

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      • #18
        Originally posted by rcm2001 View Post
        Your location shows both MN and AZ... do you split your time between the two or are you from one but relocated to another? Just wondering.
        My daughter (C5) goes to the University of Arizona and I'm down there once or twice a month so Tucson has become a second home. Talk about weather extremes! The winter weather played too big a role in her everyday life so she insisted on college somewhere where she didn't have to worry about the weather ruining her plans. Snowstorms, too cold, ice=lots of time at home. So many inconveniences it is hard to write it all out. She navigates a large campus with no problems. If she were at the University of Minnesota she would rely on people clearing the sidewalks which can be spotty. The temperature is the biggest problem for her and trying to manage the putting on and taking off of so many layers. One more thing that she likes, the sun. In the winter there just are not that many sunny days. The last few winters we've had have actually been mild. The lack of sun was what we were complaining about!

        It seems you really want to try it out though. Maybe you could try it out with a vacation to the winter state you are interested in?

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        • #19
          Originally posted by SCI-Nurse View Post
          You might want to look at coastal Washington and Oregon. Little snow, but cooler summers, and rain is much easier to handle in the winters than snow in a wheelchair.

          (KLD)
          The best thing about Colorado, top of my list, is that it isn't so far away from family. I have a dog so most likely driving home for visits instead of flying. I have thought about WA and OR as places to visit but hadn't really considered moving there.

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          • #20
            Originally posted by Domosoyo View Post
            My daughter (C5) goes to the University of Arizona and I'm down there once or twice a month so Tucson has become a second home. Talk about weather extremes! The winter weather played too big a role in her everyday life so she insisted on college somewhere where she didn't have to worry about the weather ruining her plans. Snowstorms, too cold, ice=lots of time at home. So many inconveniences it is hard to write it all out. She navigates a large campus with no problems. If she were at the University of Minnesota she would rely on people clearing the sidewalks which can be spotty. The temperature is the biggest problem for her and trying to manage the putting on and taking off of so many layers. One more thing that she likes, the sun. In the winter there just are not that many sunny days. The last few winters we've had have actually been mild. The lack of sun was what we were complaining about!

            It seems you really want to try it out though. Maybe you could try it out with a vacation to the winter state you are interested in?
            I've heard AZ is arid..? Humidity plus heat is my nemesis. But I haven't had extreme cold like MN either.

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            • #21
              my best advice is DON'T if you don't have to!!! snow is no joke especially if you have to go out because of work! it isn't fun at all!!!
              T6 Incomplete due to a Spinal cord infarction July 2009

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