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Old 07-03-2014, 21:42   #31
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I have a house in San Diego, California. I could probably talk the wife into moving back,
I wouldn't even think twice about that choice...
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Old 08-03-2014, 12:00   #32
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I have a house in San Diego, California. I could probably talk the wife into moving back, The weather is nice. The sailing a little better. I have no land in Florida and little love for their politics out there.

My boss lives near Disney world, they had temps in the 50's, shortly after our freeze.

I'd go to Belize but the wife is afraid of crime. Hawaii or California are her two preferences if we don't stay in Texas.

Oh well
I've lived in both places for long periods of time. San Diego has more sailing opportunities by far. The weather is cooler in the winter but liveable.

I've seen that Columbia advertised on craigslist for a long time. It is way overpriced and started out at 15K.

1 acre vacant lots in my subdivision (also where Celestial used to live) go for about 35K now.

There are many things to consider but if you already own a place in San Diego your mind is already made up.

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I've lived in both places for long periods of time. San Diego has more sailing opportunities by far. The weather is cooler in the winter but liveable.

I've seen that Columbia advertised on craigslist for a long time. It is way overpriced and started out at 15K.

1 acre vacant lots in my subdivision (also where Celestial used to live) go for about 35K now.

There are many things to consider but if you already own a place in San Diego your mind is already made up.

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Do you live on the Hilo side John?
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Do you live on the Hilo side John?
Yes I do. Just south and east of Hilo in Paradise Park. Familiar with it?
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Thanks I will look it up. Going to the big island for the first time this fall for a month. Last island to check out. Been looking for an island to buy on and wanted to wait and check them all out. Oahu too busy and commercial. Maui too expensive but beautiful. Kauai to quiet. So hoping the big island fits the bill. Sounds like great scuba, fishing and hunting and sailing of course. I heard Hilo was very affordable. Just not sure about the amount of clouds and rain you hear about. But I like to check things out myself so that what were doing. Looking forward to it. Do you like it?
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If you get depressed by the rain in Hilo, you can always drive over the newly improved Saddle Road to the sunny Kona side of the Island. Unfortunately, if you want to buy property on the Kona side, it's pricey, though still cheaper than the other Islands.

Actually, the rain in Hilo is usually passing showers except in the winter. They can get some long periods, though not constant, of cloud and rain. Of course we're not talking Seattle rain but deluges that make it imperative you build on the high point of your lot. We've lived in Kona for 36 years and haven't spent much time at all on the windward side. When I sailed our boat over from SF, spent nearly a month in Radio Bay. Had my trusty Bike Friday and pedaled all over Hilo and had a chance to enjoy the charms of the old town. Very much enjoyed my stay. Radio Bay is not a pleasant place to stay, though. It's better to go out and anchor in Reed's bay if you can find space or some other place in the harbor. Radio Bay is in the commercial harbor and it's treated like a high value terrorist target with all the security that that entails. To leave the mooring area of Radio Bay on land, you have to be escorted in and out by the gate guards. They are nice about it but it no one, other than registered crew can go to the boat. They wouldn't even let my wife inside the Harbor Security Gate, let alone go to the boat. There is a Park with non gated access on the East shore of the very small bay that would get you out of the security hassles, however.
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Thanks Rover. Good information. I am staying at sea village (condo) just up from Kona. Going out with Jacks Diving locker to see the Mantas at night, then explore.
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Btw glad to hear not like Seattle as we moved from there due to that primarily. I love the PNW too.
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Thanks Rover. Good information. I am staying at sea village (condo) just up from Kona. Going out with Jacks Diving locker to see the Mantas at night, then explore.
Jack's are good people, been in business as long we've been here which says something about their services. Sea Village is on a little point south of Kailua Bay so you won't get any closer to the water unless you go swimming. Give me a call when you get in, sample some Lava Man with you. three25 seven eight 9 eight.
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Good to hear about Jacks. Thanks for the invite and sounds like a plan!!!
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