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  •  "And exits everywhere." ? (10+ / 0-)

    An exit from nature ?

    Have you ever spent time in Hawaii ?
    It might be deadly for a New Yorker .

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    by indycam on Sat Mar 23, 2013 at 11:17:43 AM PDT

    •  Not at all. I LOVE islands :) And here is... (22+ / 0-)

      a nice Hawaiian sunset pic for you, taken on Kona last month.  photo c9362a9f-8595-47dc-ab1a-79251be04bed_zps5ab3036c.jpg

      I've also been to Kauai and Maui. Islands: good. Open space with weeds and coyotes: Meh.

      "...Males are biologically driven to go out and hunt giraffes.” —Newt Gingrich in 1995

      by BadKitties on Sat Mar 23, 2013 at 11:46:52 AM PDT

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    •  Oh no it's not!! (5+ / 0-)

      I love Hawaii!!!

      I'd probably consider moving there if it weren't 1500 miles away from everyplace else in the world; I don't have enough money for plane fare every time I'd get island fever.

      "The only thing we have to fear is fear itself."........ "The test of our progress is not whether we add more to the abundance of those who have much; it is whether we provide enough for those who have too little." (yeah, same guy.)

      by sidnora on Sat Mar 23, 2013 at 04:32:15 PM PDT

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      •  actually, 2500 miles from every place else (1+ / 0-)
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        but what's 1000 miles when it is all ocean ...  :-)

        And with FaceTime (or Skype) can still see family and friends face to face ....  :-)

        •  Sorry about being off (1+ / 0-)
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          on the mileage.

          But speaking as someone with family in HI, my impression is that Skype doesn't really solve the whole problem. One cousin who moved out there determined to stay was sending his parents three hundred dollar phone bills for years (and this was thirty years ago, when $300 was real money). Eventually he met a lovely woman there, married her, and the phone bills got smaller. But they still only come east once a year.

          The other relatives thought they'd found paradise without spending longer than 6 weeks there. They were back in NYC in two years.

          "The only thing we have to fear is fear itself."........ "The test of our progress is not whether we add more to the abundance of those who have much; it is whether we provide enough for those who have too little." (yeah, same guy.)

          by sidnora on Sun Mar 24, 2013 at 02:09:15 PM PDT

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          •  Hawaii is a tough place to adjust to (0+ / 0-)

            Some of us knew we were "home" from the moment we landed (and it was only job and family needs that uprooted us after 20 years), while others find the distance from other family and friends, the cost, the constrained geography and the cultural differences just too much of a bridge to cross.

            We are fortunate to be able to travel frequently, but with one child and new family in HI and the other in CT, we still rely on a lot of FT.  Thank goodness for unlimited plans on our cell service, otherwise we'd be broke.

            •  It is. (0+ / 0-)

              I was dismayed when my relatives decided to uproot their entire lives based on a six-week stay. I'd seen the "island fever" phenomenon before, with a co-worker, and I could tell that they really hadn't given it enough thought. Nor would they listen to their nephew (the permanent Hawaiian transplant in my family) or me. It seems like two years is the make-or-break point.

              I truly love Hawai'i and its amazing culture. I hope to get out there again next year, but I'd never think of moving there permanently.

              "The only thing we have to fear is fear itself."........ "The test of our progress is not whether we add more to the abundance of those who have much; it is whether we provide enough for those who have too little." (yeah, same guy.)

              by sidnora on Tue Mar 26, 2013 at 06:47:51 AM PDT

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      •  Yeah this NYer loves Hawaii. (1+ / 0-)
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        I've only been once but am dying to go back. Not sure I could live there full-time, but could definitely do a month or so. :)

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