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Old 10-25-2011, 06:12 PM   #21 (permalink)
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I have family out there and when I visit I always think about moving there. Just make sure you secure a job BEFORE you move. There is not much industry out there and the locals really frown upon you taking the few jobs available.
We just frown upon anybodymoving here.
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Old 10-25-2011, 06:27 PM   #22 (permalink)
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We just frown upon anybodymoving here.
I think that is more accurate.
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Old 10-25-2011, 07:00 PM   #23 (permalink)
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Think about how good that snow will feel after a few years of sun n surf Go for it while your still young enough to enjoy it.
That's why I ain't having kids, never too old to enjoy it.
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Old 10-25-2011, 10:08 PM   #24 (permalink)
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I think that is more accurate.
Haha- funny you should mention that because I've been trying like hell to get my family up to CDA, Id... had interview and shot down.

Denver 20 years ago- awesome... today- not so much.
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Yup, everyone's trying to get in before it gets ruined, the outskirts of CDA (The Great Stripmall Expanse) is going apeshit but the surroundings area's are still pretty mellow. People are starting to realize Idaho isn't just potato fields and Boise. Great place to live if you can manage to find a job to support all of the recreational opportunities available. Idaho is a GOP driven Right to Work(For Nothing)state so it's hard to make a decent wage, but at least the cost of living is low.
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Old 10-25-2011, 10:32 PM   #26 (permalink)
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Yeah man anymore it's hard to find that authentic small town vibe that I find in N. Id. I've been in Denver my entire life and need a change. Cost a living is awesome up there but I second that- it's hard as hell to secure employment.

I'll keep tryin' though then you can rag on me for crowding your mountains!
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Old 10-25-2011, 10:41 PM   #27 (permalink)
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Do it. But be careful, it might ruin Hawaii for you forever.

I love Hawaii. Totally love it. But if I ever lived there it would be part time. You will get Island Fever (instead of cabin fever) unless you really enjoy the quiet life. Some people do. So it's just something to keep in mind. 3-4 years sounds perfect. I like Hawaii in spurts. Because I love my city life too much.
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Do it. But be careful, it might ruin Hawaii for you forever.

I love Hawaii. Totally love it. But if I ever lived there it would be part time. You will get Island Fever (instead of cabin fever) unless you really enjoy the quiet life. Some people do. So it's just something to keep in mind. 3-4 years sounds perfect. I like Hawaii in spurts. Because I love my city life too much.
I would be afraid of getting island fever, but it definitely wouldn't be due to missing the city. I grew up in a town of less than 15,000 and had been to a large city just a handful of times before I went to college. I live 30 minutes west of Denver in a small town and aside from work, I rarely get near it.

What might get to me is the inability to take road trips and the like. You can get from one end of Kauai to the other in about an hour, even with the slow speed limits. After a few years, I think I'd be ready to come back to the mainland.

We'll see if any offers get extended. If not, then no worries anyway.
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I would be afraid of getting island fever, but it definitely wouldn't be due to missing the city. I grew up in a town of less than 15,000 and had been to a large city just a handful of times before I went to college. I live 30 minutes west of Denver in a small town and aside from work, I rarely get near it.

What might get to me is the inability to take road trips and the like. You can get from one end of Kauai to the other in about an hour, even with the slow speed limits. After a few years, I think I'd be ready to come back to the mainland.

We'll see if any offers get extended. If not, then no worries anyway.
Island fever? Yea, the only people that get that are city loving Haoles. Let me ask all of you here, how many Hawaiins have you met? Out of those Hawaiins, how many were born in Hawaii and lived there for a long time before moving to the mainland? Of those, how many do not miss Hawaii?

My answer? I've met 0. Yea, I knew a few Hawaiins, but all of them were in Vegas (where I lived the longest) because of parents or jobs. Exactly 0 of them did not miss Hawaii.

That speaks volumes of the lifestyle in Hawaii. Get this, I was shopping at the Navy exchange and the vendors were there that day. I wanted some flip flops. This vendor tells me he has some very nice sandals for sale. He said, "they are great for a nice night out to a restaurant". Put a big ass smile on my face and needless to say, I bought em. T-Shirt and brown leather strapped sandals is formal attire for a "nice" night out? BRILLIANT!

And you have plenty of opportunity for road trips. Drive to the end of the island, hop on a boat and go to another island. Heck, just fly to the other islands. It's dirt cheap. You want to visit the city? Go take a Honolulu trip on Oahu island. I hear Kauai is real nice and the population is spread out so it's quiet. I also know for a fact that fruit trees are aplenty around Hawaii especially in Kauai. You will never need to buy fruit.

And like someone else pointed out, you have access to short flights for snowboard trips to some awesome places.

I know I sound like I'm pushing Hawaii hardcore, but it's because I was on the same boat as you literally a month ago. As much as I love snowboarding with a passion, I would have made the move if my wife and I found a job. I weighed the pros and cons and the pros won. My life would be much less stressful in Hawaii because of the lifestyle and great food (I love food if you can't tell). Less stress means a longer life of snowboarding. And really, hanging out on the beach boogie boarding, surfing, scuba diving, and snorkeling isn't half bad. I'd like to point out again that you have some awesome hiking available to you as well. The mountains in Hawaii are breathtaking.
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I know of at least 3 people born and bred in Hawaii that gtfo. So that ain't necessarily true. They sure as shit didn't move to Michigan either...

It's a great place, and I haven't been there in a long time. Something me and the wifey might have to do something about in a year or two.
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