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Old 03-12-2014, 04:56 PM   #1
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Moving back North

Well it has become official, we are moving back to Maine in a couple of weeks. We have been in Dallas for 6 years and just never managed to fit in here, so we are vacating before the HEAT returns. We sold our bus last week but it went to a nice gentleman who is planning to move the contents of his 1977 gasser over to it and make it his new mobile toolbox/shop. I am not sure if/when we will have the opportunity to get another bus, but we will be looking to buy a house up there and so we should have room for it. We didn't want to sell our bus but it was not large enough for all of our stuff and we don't have extra driver for it. I was surprised how sad I felt watching her drive away with someone else behind the wheel. I lurked here for a very long time before buying the bus and will continue to be around moving forward. We will keep y'all updated on our location as we are looking to be near Sebago Lake and may have space for someone to come park a bus for a week or 2 to enjoy Maine. The spring through summer and into fall are spectacular.
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Old 03-12-2014, 10:48 PM   #2
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It's like watching another guy take the girl you used to enjoy off to the hotel room.

Good luck.

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Old 03-13-2014, 08:27 AM   #3
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Good luck with the move,
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Old 03-13-2014, 12:07 PM   #4
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Best of luck in Maine. Let us know how it goes..

damn,
It's going to be friggin "COLD" there this coming winter...
stock up on some fire wood, you'll need it.
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Old 03-15-2014, 03:20 PM   #5
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I, for one, am jealous. I'm not quite far enough north now. But I understand the taxes in the Pine Tree State are becoming "killah" like the rest of the Northeast.
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Old 03-15-2014, 03:49 PM   #6
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Yeah they call it "taxationland" but it is still a beautiful place to live
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Old 03-15-2014, 04:55 PM   #7
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Well that sucks.... hate to see someone close move off. Seems lots of those who are from the NE that come down here have a hard time dealing with the heat. Its no joke that is for sure but we would probably say the same about your winters? Judging how this last year has gone Ill take my blast furnace.

Good luck with your move. Safe travels.
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Old 03-15-2014, 06:51 PM   #8
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I couldn't disagree more about the heat... you can always get warmer. Hell you can burn furniture if it really comes down to it, but you can't do much about the heat. It's not just the heat though, there are a number of factors that drive New Englanders back north. We have had a really tough time finding a place we "fit in" around here. Dallas especially is very much about how much $$ you make or appear to make. The hardest part for us though is the overwhelming desire for conformity here in the Dallas area. The right house, car, church, hair, clothes, accent, school, drink, guns, thoughts, political views, restaurants, activities, the list is exhausting. We also speak our minds and don't play the Dallas polite to your face stab your back game. It has been really rough for us here, we just don't fit in or understand Dallas-ites. Every street looks the same, with the same houses and the strip-malls filled with the correct recipe of big box stores to serve the needs of those nearby. Chain eateries as far as you can see. On top of that you have 2 versions of "brown season" Hot and Cold with a bit of green showing through in between when the weather is pleasant for like a month. I am a Florida Native, raised in Miami and I have seen the same things there. I am not trying to put anyone down or be nasty, it is all just really hard to adjust to somethings so foreign. I had never seen adults who jump at an F-bomb like they do here. There are some wonderful people we have gotten to know, but they are just enough to off-set all the other differences. I will be relieved to put Dallas in the rear-view, we have grown and learned much while here, but it is time to go. If you want to see what summer SHOULD be come on up and visit Maine when you're ready! We'll boil a bunch of Lobster and get hammid on beeahs!
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Old 03-16-2014, 12:19 AM   #9
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Those things can be said about anyone.... anywhere..... any time. I do agree with a lot of them about the image of Dallas... to me its always been that way as I have lived in Ft Worth most of my life and we thought that way about Dallas.

I have traveled to many places in my life and I one fact remains.... rich people are snobs. So trying to fit in with snobs when you are not one.... well it just wont happen. The saying is true birds of a feather flock together. So one must continue to look for things and places where you are comfortable and fit in. I have always beaten my own drum at my own beat and people have thought I was kind of a nut job but that's ok... I am not here to make them happy. I do things that I enjoy that make me happy so if others don't pick up what I throw down.... well screw them. It only take two people to have a party. I will continue to look for that others who dig the groove that I am cutting.

I agree you can make it warmer. Being bubba sized I am much better built for cold than I am for the hot, plus no one wants to see the fat middle aged naked white guy.

Well I wish you safe travels.... I hope yoooouse make it up dare safely.
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Old 03-17-2014, 08:55 AM   #10
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quote: I will be relieved to put Dallas in the rear-view :quote
There's a song about that!

"Happiness is Texas in my rear view mirror"



Enjoy it while in drive away... We did when we left Ft. Hood, Tx many years ago.......
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