Originally Posted by Wavewacker
You probably like country music
being down there, check out Branson Mo, your boat won't be the biggest on Table Rock lake, not as romantic as some mentioned, but cheap
(check out Springfield, MO.) and the medical
facilities. New airport
, some cheap
fares and about an hour away from Houston
. Oh, didn't I mention the night life and all the possibilities, lol
MISERABLE climate in the summer (winter's bad enough, but Missouri's summers are enough to ... well ... make you move away!)
Sailing would be VERY restricted and IMO not an appropriate lake for a sailboat of that size. You'd be completely landlocked.
I like where I moved to FROM Missouri -- Tampa Bay area. I strongly recommend the Gulf side -- St. Petersburg, etc., because it's a great jumping off place for a lot of interesting sails
. Wouldn't be hard at all to hop-scotch from there, to the Keys, and then to the Caribbean
For whatever reason, this area seems inoculated from hurricanes. Not that it "can't" happen, but we haven't had a direct hit in something like 80 years. Isaac was supposed to hit here and went west. Charley was supposed to come here and turned south. You have to be ready for them but for Florida
, it's the lowest-hurricane risk part of the state.