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Old 01-31-2011, 05:17 PM
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Hot humid summers, winters populated by bluehairs, huge cocky roaches,hurricanes, a near majority population that cannot speak English or.......... .............sub freezing temps and snow storms for 4 months?

I will take northern climates any day. Besides, I get boated out by mid to late fall anyway and the long winter makes me appreciate the boating/warm weather season even more.

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Old 01-31-2011, 05:19 PM
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I'm glad that someone wants to live up there, else you'd all be down here.

Although from the ever rising population from Ohio here in Charleston, there can't be many people left in that state.
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I love living in New England and highly doubt I'd live anywhere else. I need changing seasons and enjoy them all.

That said a mid winter trip or a spring trip while 'mud season is going on would not be too hard to take.
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Old 01-31-2011, 05:46 PM
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Nope. Longer boating season wins it for me. Cold weather is not as fun as warm.
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Never going back to live on Long Island after 7 years in FL!!!!
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If you can go boating anytime you want, do you actually go less or the same amount as us Northerner's go as we try to cram all the boating/fishing in because we know in the back of our minds, winter will come again.

I do like the changing seasons,
Spring, everything is in bloom, the smell of fresh cut grass and a local baseball game going on down at the rec center or sand lot.
80% of the Atlantic stripers making the move up on the Susquehanna Flats to do some lovin and ready to be caught and released. Bass movin in to the shallows to build a nest.

Summer brings out the girls on the boats, enough said there.

Fall, the trees are beautiful, the water is cooling down and the fish are getting shallow and active again.







.......at least that's what I keep telling myself.......
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winters populated by bluehairs


you will be there faster than you think
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I lived on the eastern shore for 8 years. It was great, however I do not miss running up the Choptank in 40 degree weather after fishing Calvert Cliffs all day. We jam as much as we can here just like I did up north, however fronts push up the water and rain tears up summer afternoons. I like the amount of species that you can encounter in one day and the diving is much clearer than out in Ocean City, and warmer than off Montauk. It's just a more laid back lifestyle that fosters a slower pace.
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for you younger guys that still have the ability to wear a fishing shirt when it's 40 and snotty, this won't make sense for years....but,

....as a 60+ guy, the days of wearing a T-shirt in 20 degrees while shoveling snow are gone....I'm never going to enjoy cold weather again because my body tells me that Warm is Good. Obey your body.
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Some of the best inshore trout fishing in North Florida is in the winter months. You may not go as much during the winter, but you do go alot during the winter and in the early spring.

It was 70 degrees yesterday and I planted a few things in my garden. I like being outside during the winter,
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I despise cold weather. It gets too damn cold in NW Florida for my taste, but can't afford the home I want further south. Like someone else said, I'm sure glad some people like it up north, otherwise you'd all come running down here. Give me 80+ year round.
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It'll be kayak time soon here!

Went boating last week.

Poured concrete at my son's house last week and almost broke a sweat!

Our garden is producing year round!

I have to bundle up now days. I can't take those 60 degree nights anymore.
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I live too far north (in the winter), my brother loves where he lives and works (Bethel, ME). We both think the other is crazy!
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And, when it is really quiet, you can sit and listen to the sound of your cars rusting apart.
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Well, it is -22 farenheit out right now and supposed to dip below -30, tomorrow 60 mile an hour wind. I would like to head south for a while and try it out. Just to see.
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I tried jumping off my roof head first today to end my misery. Landed 1.5' below gutter in the snow bank. Instead of being out of my misery, I got frostbite on the nose and my family wants me committed. Total Lose/Lose....

Tomorrow - Thursday's fun below.

2' coming, 2 storms. I know the grass is always greener, I can't disagree.
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Even though my right hand freezes off of me every winter I still couldn't be without it. There is nothing like walking at night and hearing the snow crunch under your feet and feeling the bit of the cold on your face.....dang, it lets you know you are alive.
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Hot humid summers, winters populated by bluehairs, huge cocky roaches,hurricanes, a near majority population that cannot speak English or.......... .............sub freezing temps and snow storms for 4 months?

I will take northern climates any day. Besides, I get boated out by mid to late fall anyway and the long winter makes me appreciate the boating/warm weather season even more.

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Stay where you're at! Native Floridians are tired of everyone that moves here from someplace else always trying to tell us how great it is up north
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