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Living in Wyoming
« on: June 16, 2008, 03:32:48 pm »
This is something I am just curious about. I don't think it would be easy for someone who has never been to Wyoming to answer. I have just noticed that while some people enjoying seeing and visiting Wyoming others are really taken in by it and have this desire and dream to live there. So I'm very curious to see what others think. If you want to explain or expand on your answer that would be great. Also if you want to provide another answer in your reply that is fine too.

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Re: Living in Wyoming
« Reply #1 on: June 16, 2008, 04:40:35 pm »
beautiful state, really great folks, no desire to live there.

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Re: Living in Wyoming
« Reply #2 on: June 16, 2008, 05:48:44 pm »
Yes.

But I might have to qualify that "yes" so much that maybe it would effectively turn into a "no"?  ???
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Re: Living in Wyoming
« Reply #3 on: June 16, 2008, 05:56:32 pm »
I would like to live in Wyoming! This is a state that has such a diversity of places to live that no matter what you like, as long as you are happy with abundant outdoors and nature, and four seasons of weather, you can probably be happy there. Of course, it is the least populous state in the nation so if you absolutely have to be with other people a lot of the time, I wouldn't recommend it.
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Re: Living in Wyoming
« Reply #4 on: June 16, 2008, 07:25:31 pm »

I live in Sydney, Australia. It's a big, noisy mega-city of several million inhabitants. I am a proud, flag-waving Aussie, who loves my beautiful country so very much.  :D

However, having said all that, I voted "Yes" to this poll.

I have never visited Wyoming. In fact, I've never been out of Australia, but I feel I know a great deal about Wyoming, primarily from BetterMost and other associated websites.

I don't think I'd like to be poor and living in Wyoming, but at my age I have managed to accrue sufficient funds to provide for a comfortable life for myself there, should I ever decide to move. Guess I'd better apply for a Green Card first, before making definite plans!  ::)

I'd like to have a nice, environmentally friendly house, on a small acreage in Wyoming. I love the changing of the seasons and I'm also comfortable with solitude, silence and my own company.

So why, you ask, do I not buy myself such a place in Oz? The answer, in two short words? Brokeback Mountain.

As it is, I probably will be moving to an upstate, rural acreage on the coast when I retire. If this plan does eventuate, I'll try to make it my own little slice of Wyoming, right here in New South Wales. I plan on calling my house "Cherrycake Cottage." It's the same name I'd give my house if it was in Wyoming.  :)
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Re: Living in Wyoming
« Reply #5 on: June 16, 2008, 07:31:45 pm »
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Re: Living in Wyoming
« Reply #6 on: June 17, 2008, 01:28:40 am »
I plan on calling my house "Cherrycake Cottage." It's the same name I'd give my house if it was in Wyoming.  :)


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Re: Living in Wyoming
« Reply #7 on: June 17, 2008, 01:39:26 am »
I voted yes, though it's a yes with one big question mark. I'm not a winter person. I don't like the friggin cold, and especially I don't like cold winds. I don't know if I could get used to Wyoming winters.
And if I moved there, it would have to be in reasonable distance to one of the towns, but not in a town.
But yes, in principle, this is kind of a dream to me. I totally fell in love with this country.

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Re: Living in Wyoming
« Reply #8 on: June 17, 2008, 01:54:42 am »
I'm an ethnic woman, and last time I was in Wyoming, let's just say I was glad I was with a bunch of non-ethnic looking friends.  I might have run into racial problems without them as a buffer.

Otherwise, I probably would have loved to live there.  It's so beautiful.

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Re: Living in Wyoming
« Reply #9 on: June 17, 2008, 08:50:13 am »
Otherwise, I probably would have loved to live there.  It's so beautiful.

The whole week we were traveling through Wyoming on Roundup, the diversity of the landscape in that one single state just amazed me--and I still haven't seen the Red Desert region in the southwestern part of the state.

I think I love the mountains best, the Big Horns and the Absarokas.
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Re: Living in Wyoming
« Reply #10 on: June 17, 2008, 01:30:40 pm »
I miss mountains terribly so I would be happy to live in Wyoming, the problem is it would have to be a summer house.I cannot bear being cold, my arthritis flares up horribly in the cold,it is one reason we came to Florida. So can I have 2 houses please.Winter in Florida , summer in Wyoming.Now that would be my idea of a little piece of heaven !!!!

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Re: Living in Wyoming
« Reply #11 on: June 17, 2008, 05:14:43 pm »
I think Wyoming is a very unique and beautiful place as well as very worth seeing. I am glad I have seen it the times I have. As far as living there I cannot see where it would be the place for me. I think some of this has to do with the fact that I am from a rural place, at least it used to be before everyone decided to move here. I was born and raised in the Appalachian/Blue Ridge/Great Smoky Mountains so lots of scenery being around is something I am just used to. Although the scenery is beautiful in Wyoming I think the area I live in is actually more scenic. We have lots more trees and lots more varieties of trees. We have lots of wildlife, streams, waterfalls, places to hike and camp and those types of things. Our mountains are not as tall but they have a lot more growing on them. We have four very distinct seasons as well. So while I do like Wyoming it would just not be the place I would pick up and move to.

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Re: Living in Wyoming
« Reply #12 on: June 20, 2008, 10:27:31 pm »
Tell you what, when I think about living in Wyoming, I think about the famous line from Thoreau's Walden, "I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately."

For "woods," substitute "Wyoming."

Sure, sure, I've only visited the state twice. Am I letting my imagination run away with me? More'n likely. But, so what? A man can dream, can't he?

I'm in love with those mountains, the Big Horns and the Absarokas. It'd be a sweet life, me an' my partner, if we had us a little place in or at the foot of either range, though the Big Horns would do just fine. It wouldn't need to be a big place. I always wanted a cabin like Fess Parker lived in on Daniel Boone.  ;D That would be plenty big enough. A place to live deliberately. Just the basics, him and me.

We'd have us a couple of horses, named for the regional tribes, like Cheyenne, or Shoshone, or Arapaho, maybe a bay and buckskin, or a chestnut would be nice. Maybe even an "applesauce." We'd ride every day the weather wasn't too bad for the horses, because, like the sign over the fireplace at Goff Creek Lodge said, "The best thing for the inside of a man is the outside of a horse."

And we'd have us a pickup and an SUV, or maybe a pair of pickups, one with a king cab.  ;)

Yes, sir, when I feel my life is overburdened with responsibility and swamped with things, it sure is nice to think about making a fresh start and getting back to the basics, to living simply, just me and my partner.

So what's the problem?

Well, for starters, there is no partner.  :-\  Probably won't be, either. And, at my time of life, I can't imagine taking off like that on my own. I fear isolation. That's what keeps me in the heart of downtown Philadelphia instead of moving out of the city. My church is around the corner. My gym is three blocks away. After twenty years in a community I have only to stop into any of our bars and I always run into someone I know to exchange a few words, have some human contact. I have a network here.

I also have a widowed, elderly father only an hour and a half travel west of here--and no siblings. Just after my mother died, when he was feeling sorry for himself, he blurted out that he and my mother should have given me a brother or sister somehow, so it wouldn't now all fall on me. Well, Pop, you should have thought of that 40 years ago.  :-\  Now, what kind of a man would I be to abandon him to pursue my own dreams out West?  :-\

There is also the question of earning a living. A man's first responsibility is to support himself. I have a limited set of marketable skills, and a good job here. Just what the heck would I do for a living in Ten Sleep, Wyoming?  ??? Open a bar, maybe? Maybe call it the Silver Spur? I have some limited amateur experience as a bar tender, and I imagine folks drink pretty simple out there--no fancy-ass cocktails with pink paper umbrellas in the Ten Sleep Saloon, I expect.  ;D  Although the bartender at the Mint, in Sheridan, did know how to make a Liquid Marijuana. ...  ???  ;D

But, I don't know the first thing about running a business. ...  :(

But if the right Cowboy wanted me to move to Wyoming to be with him, would I do it?

What do you think?

Hell, yes, I'd do it! I'd trust in God and redline it all the way, wouldn't be able to get there fast enough. ...

A man can dream, can't he?  :)  ;)
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Re: Living in Wyoming
« Reply #13 on: June 21, 2008, 01:57:48 am »
Jeff, I must say that you created a scene with this post that is wonderful. I do understand what you are saying. I think in the situation you describe anywhere would be good. Let me say one thing buddy, don't you ever, ever give up on these dreams. You never really know whether or not these dreams could become a reality. When you give up on your dreams then that is when you quit living. Life is tough, and love is tougher. Many times in life you can come across what you think may be love, may be the right person, but I truly believe that when love strikes you it will be the least likely person you thought it would be. Someone could appear there with you that you would never have thought in a million years that would be that person you have always dreamed of. They may not look the same as you thought they would, but deep inside them you may find what you have always looked for. They may share your dreams, they may someone who you know you want to share every adventure and every thought with. They may make you feel comfortable and safe. They may show in so many ways that they care about you. I don't know much about love cause I always went about it in the wrong way. It always seemed to be all about those outside looks and when you find someone who becomes more attractive to you on the inside then you may have found what you were looking for. But still you have a long road ahead of you cause that doesn't make it any easier that you found them inside cause they have to find you too. They may already be taken so you have that hard journey of looking on. It's a damn hard road to find that place you meet with someone inside and that truly is where you will find it. The problem is that many people do not recognize it and they just continue looking for all of that on the outside and I truly do not think that it is on the outside. I do know that there is a different kind of feeling that can happen with another person that I don't think can be described in words or at least I cannot describe it. But even finding that feeling doesn't necessarily mean anything if the other person does not feel it too. Sometimes it seems so complicated that you just give up on it and then I guess you just contine on with your dreams and your life.

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Re: Living in Wyoming
« Reply #14 on: June 21, 2008, 02:11:04 am »
To add something else which I think I have already said, when I think about living in the woods it doesn't mean the same to me as you since I already live in the woods  :) and pretty much always have. It is kind of funny since I could have very easily ended up growing up in Philadelphia just where you are at. My mother didn't like it there so they moved back to North Carolina before I was born. I guess that was one of those paths that they took that made me grow up in a country, rural environment instead of if they took the other road and I would have grown up in the city. For that reason I guess cities are fascinating to me cause I never got the chance to live in one. I love skyscrapers and the like much like you love the mountains. Although I do love mountains since I live hiking, backpacking, camping and all that.

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Re: Living in Wyoming
« Reply #15 on: June 21, 2008, 09:20:25 am »

visit - hell yeah!
live there - no

I loved the landscape and would love to back to visit, but the cultural/social/political climate seems to be somewhat...narrow-minded. I couldn´t cope with that.
I also like Sweden very much, I love the shade of dark green that the woods have here. I´m iving in a little town on the shores of lake Vättern with a large archepolago nearby and I think I´d like to stay here forever. However if I were rich I´d buy houses all over the world that I could go visiting, and why not a little cottage in the area around Signal Mountain? Would be sweet indeed...

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Re: Living in Wyoming
« Reply #16 on: June 21, 2008, 10:21:44 am »
Jeff, I must say that you created a scene with this post that is wonderful.

Jack, thanks so much for your thoughts and kind words.  :)  ;)
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Re: Living in Wyoming
« Reply #17 on: June 22, 2008, 01:12:39 am »
Some people have the right idea around here. :D

I'd love to have a summer home near a lake in Northern Maine, Vermont or New Hampshire - like in the movie "On Golden Pond".

Then I'd like to have a winter home in South Florida or Hawaii.

I'd like to stay in Indiana during the spring and autumn though. Those seasons are very beautiful here.

So what is that? Three different homes? haha. Yeah, DREAM ON DAVID!  :laugh:  :laugh:

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Re: Living in Wyoming
« Reply #18 on: June 22, 2008, 11:18:15 am »
Some people have the right idea around here. :D

I'd love to have a summer home near a lake in Northern Maine, Vermont or New Hampshire - like in the movie "On Golden Pond".

Then I'd like to have a winter home in South Florida or Hawaii.

I'd like to stay in Indiana during the spring and autumn though. Those seasons are very beautiful here.

So what is that? Three different homes? haha. Yeah, DREAM ON DAVID!  :laugh:  :laugh:



I know what you mean David. I too have these wonderful dreams of having homes in all the places I have been that I like to visit over and over again. I don't think that will happen though since I sure don't have that kind of money  ;)

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Re: Living in Wyoming
« Reply #19 on: June 22, 2008, 01:10:39 pm »
It's OK to have dreams.  It's also OK that some are out of reach and won't come true.  I don't get it when people say "Oh, when you stop dreaming" - and give in to reality I suppose - that you're just "giving up on life".  Honestly, do people realize what they're saying?  I explain to my friends how I need to give up on a dream of mine to go away so I can stay near my mother who is in her last days with cancer and I'm lambasted as a quitter for giving up on my dreams!

Hello!!  Jeez  >:(

So, it's OK to dream about Wyoming but to think logically about moving there, Jeff.  I have multiple fantasies and dreams about moving abroad, etc.  But like you, reality sets in pretty quick.  I have limited job skills, at this time in my life my family needs me near, due to family genetics, health insurance is of extreme importance and despite what others say, I've seen what happens when you don't have these things and that trumps dreams pretty quick.

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Re: Living in Wyoming
« Reply #20 on: June 22, 2008, 01:35:01 pm »
It's OK to have dreams.  It's also OK that some are out of reach and won't come true.  I don't get it when people say "Oh, when you stop dreaming" - and give in to reality I suppose - that you're just "giving up on life".  Honestly, do people realize what they're saying?  I explain to my friends how I need to give up on a dream of mine to go away so I can stay near my mother who is in her last days with cancer and I'm lambasted as a quitter for giving up on my dreams!

Hello!!  Jeez  >:(

So, it's OK to dream about Wyoming but to think logically about moving there, Jeff.  I have multiple fantasies and dreams about moving abroad, etc.  But like you, reality sets in pretty quick.  I have limited job skills, at this time in my life my family needs me near, due to family genetics, health insurance is of extreme importance and despite what others say, I've seen what happens when you don't have these things and that trumps dreams pretty quick.

true, it is called being an adult and caring about your family. I think one thing that people dont' realize is that 'dreaming' doesnt' HAVE to mean packing up your stuff in the trunk and heading out tomorrow.

To me the idea of keeping your dreams alive is keep looking to the future and having goals that can be reached long term and short term....using Del's example, wanting to live abroad...it is not reasonable for most people with real jobs and families to just go 'spur of the moment'...but you can read books, watch travelogues, correspond with people from abroad, and travel. You are still dreaming, still reaching out.

To me that is what is important...the keeping actively looking forward. I dont' think I would feel good about myself at all if I just got up from this computer, got in the car and drove off to be a world traveler...nor do I think it would happen just because I 'decided' to. I have a job where people depend on me. I have animals that I love and need me....I have a husband that cares very deeply for me and who would starve if I wasnt' there to put a plate in front of him  :)...

It just isn't in me to be so selfish as to think that I can do just whatever I please, damn the consequences to everyone else.

added to: Where am I supposed to get the money to do all these things I want to do? Reality is that the airline won't let me GO to Europe without some form of payment. I am pretty sure I won't find many places where I can stay free and I sure think sleeping in the alley would ruin the dream thing...

yep, they dont' call it the cold hard facts for nothing...

anyone remember the story of the ant and the grasshopper??

lets revisit this in a couple of years... ;)

(after the credit card bills have really hit)

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Re: Living in Wyoming
« Reply #21 on: June 22, 2008, 04:14:38 pm »
Tell you what, when I think about living in Wyoming, I think about the famous line from Thoreau's Walden, "I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately."

For "woods," substitute "Wyoming."

Sure, sure, I've only visited the state twice. Am I letting my imagination run away with me? More'n likely. But, so what? A man can dream, can't he?

I'm in love with those mountains, the Big Horns and the Absarokas. It'd be a sweet life, me an' my partner, if we had us a little place in or at the foot of either range, though the Big Horns would do just fine. It wouldn't need to be a big place. I always wanted a cabin like Fess Parker lived in on Daniel Boone.  ;D That would be plenty big enough. A place to live deliberately. Just the basics, him and me.

We'd have us a couple of horses, named for the regional tribes, like Cheyenne, or Shoshone, or Arapaho, maybe a bay and buckskin, or a chestnut would be nice. Maybe even an "applesauce." We'd ride every day the weather wasn't too bad for the horses, because, like the sign over the fireplace at Goff Creek Lodge said, "The best thing for the inside of a man is the outside of a horse."

And we'd have us a pickup and an SUV, or maybe a pair of pickups, one with a king cab.  ;)

Yes, sir, when I feel my life is overburdened with responsibility and swamped with things, it sure is nice to think about making a fresh start and getting back to the basics, to living simply, just me and my partner.

So what's the problem?

Well, for starters, there is no partner.  :-\  Probably won't be, either. And, at my time of life, I can't imagine taking off like that on my own. I fear isolation. That's what keeps me in the heart of downtown Philadelphia instead of moving out of the city. My church is around the corner. My gym is three blocks away. After twenty years in a community I have only to stop into any of our bars and I always run into someone I know to exchange a few words, have some human contact. I have a network here.

I also have a widowed, elderly father only an hour and a half travel west of here--and no siblings. Just after my mother died, when he was feeling sorry for himself, he blurted out that he and my mother should have given me a brother or sister somehow, so it wouldn't now all fall on me. Well, Pop, you should have thought of that 40 years ago.  :-\  Now, what kind of a man would I be to abandon him to pursue my own dreams out West?  :-\

There is also the question of earning a living. A man's first responsibility is to support himself. I have a limited set of marketable skills, and a good job here. Just what the heck would I do for a living in Ten Sleep, Wyoming?  ??? Open a bar, maybe? Maybe call it the Silver Spur? I have some limited amateur experience as a bar tender, and I imagine folks drink pretty simple out there--no fancy-ass cocktails with pink paper umbrellas in the Ten Sleep Saloon, I expect.  ;D  Although the bartender at the Mint, in Sheridan, did know how to make a Liquid Marijuana. ...  ???  ;D

But, I don't know the first thing about running a business. ...  :(

But if the right Cowboy wanted me to move to Wyoming to be with him, would I do it?

What do you think?

Hell, yes, I'd do it! I'd trust in God and redline it all the way, wouldn't be able to get there fast enough. ...

A man can dream, can't he?  :)  ;)

go for your dreams Jeff! If your dream is to live out in the Rocky Mountain west, then take a leap of faith and paths can open for you. But the first step is the convincing leap of faith because only then you are able to see possibilities that you could not see before.

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Re: Living in Wyoming
« Reply #22 on: June 22, 2008, 04:46:00 pm »
It's OK to have dreams.  It's also OK that some are out of reach and won't come true.  I don't get it when people say "Oh, when you stop dreaming" - and give in to reality I suppose - that you're just "giving up on life".  Honestly, do people realize what they're saying?  I explain to my friends how I need to give up on a dream of mine to go away so I can stay near my mother who is in her last days with cancer and I'm lambasted as a quitter for giving up on my dreams!

Hello!!  Jeez  >:(

So, it's OK to dream about Wyoming but to think logically about moving there, Jeff.  I have multiple fantasies and dreams about moving abroad, etc.  But like you, reality sets in pretty quick.  I have limited job skills, at this time in my life my family needs me near, due to family genetics, health insurance is of extreme importance and despite what others say, I've seen what happens when you don't have these things and that trumps dreams pretty quick.

It sure does.  :-\

And I'm very sorry to hear about your mother.  :(
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Re: Living in Wyoming
« Reply #23 on: June 22, 2008, 04:48:17 pm »
go for your dreams Jeff! If your dream is to live out in the Rocky Mountain west, then take a leap of faith and paths can open for you. But the first step is the convincing leap of faith because only then you are able to see possibilities that you could not see before.

Friend, take another look at that section of the essay that starts with, "So what's the problem?"

Unless you got you an extra cowboy layin' around somewhere that you aren't doin' anything with who wants a partner. ...  ;)  ;D
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Re: Living in Wyoming
« Reply #24 on: June 22, 2008, 04:51:38 pm »
Friend, take another look at that section of the essay that starts with, "So what's the problem?"

Unless you got you an extra cowboy layin' around somewhere that you aren't doin' anything with who wants a partner. ...  ;)  ;D

sure I read that, and that is the start, looking for that cowboy! I wasn't trying to live your life for you, but I think that you wouldn't have shared your dream if you thought that it was entirely impossible. I am just encouraging you to never give up, keep your eyes on that dream. but in any case, be happy.

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Re: Living in Wyoming
« Reply #25 on: June 23, 2008, 03:52:34 am »
regarding dreams...I have always seperated between dreams and goals. Dreams can be about me wanting to climb Mount Everest or whatever - stuff that I really don´t want enough to try to make it happen but that I still like to daydream about. Goals on the other hand are things that I really want to do and feel strongly enough to fight for. So for me dreams are important, but not necesserily things I want to come true, but goals are things I really want to happen and things that are possible.

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Re: Living in Wyoming
« Reply #26 on: June 23, 2008, 08:57:03 am »
sure I read that, and that is the start, looking for that cowboy!

"Start looking"? Jesus H., man, what do you think I've been doing for the past eight years or so?  :-\
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Re: Living in Wyoming
« Reply #27 on: June 23, 2008, 08:58:46 am »
"Start looking"? Jesus H., man, what do you think I've been doing for the past eight years or so?  :-\

um...knitting? scuba diving? Rock climbing? flying experimental airplanes? Searching for a cure for cancer?

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Re: Living in Wyoming
« Reply #28 on: June 23, 2008, 09:02:39 am »
um...knitting? scuba diving? Rock climbing? flying experimental airplanes? Searching for a cure for cancer?

 ;) ;)

How about thinking up nasty things to say about Texas?  >:(  8)  ;)  ;D  :laugh:
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Re: Living in Wyoming
« Reply #29 on: June 23, 2008, 09:28:55 am »
"Start looking"? Jesus H., man, what do you think I've been doing for the past eight years or so?  :-\

best of luck to you! you know, we do have a surplus of cowboys here in "Cowntown" aka Ft Worth. There's a rodeo somewhere in the area about every two weeks all year long.  ;) search around these parts and maybe you can find a way to say great things about Texas!  ;D

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Re: Living in Wyoming
« Reply #30 on: June 23, 2008, 10:15:01 am »
best of luck to you! you know, we do have a surplus of cowboys here in "Cowntown" aka Ft Worth. There's a rodeo somewhere in the area about every two weeks all year long.  ;) search around these parts and maybe you can find a way to say great things about Texas!  ;D

Well, one good thing I can say right now is that I heard yesterday that the wind-powered electricity generating business is starting to boom in Texas.  That sounds like a great development to me.  :D
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Re: Living in Wyoming
« Reply #31 on: June 23, 2008, 10:25:42 am »
yep, TX has always had a lot of hot air blowing around and around. might as well put a windmill out on the lawn to spin some electricity out of it.

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Re: Living in Wyoming
« Reply #32 on: June 23, 2008, 10:51:13 am »
yep, TX has always had a lot of hot air blowing around and around. might as well put a windmill out on the lawn to spin some electricity out of it.

Remember, folks, I wasn't the one who said that!  ;D
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Re: Living in Wyoming
« Reply #33 on: June 23, 2008, 12:07:01 pm »
Wow.....dreams, goals, and reality. That would be three things that would be rough to put into perspective at least for me anyway. I guess dreams would be those things that I might want to happen, but have about as much chance of happening as the old snowball in hell idea. Goals are things that at least have some chance of coming true. I have actually achieved many of those especially during the last few years. And reality I guess is where you are at and what you are stuck with whether it be good, bad, or parts of both. However, I still do believe that dreams can come true......there is always a chance......dreams can come to you in a way that you did not expect them. They may not appear as your dream always seemed to suggest, but yet you all of a sudden you realize that you found it. However, there is still that issue of making that dream become a reality. You might just let that dream slip right through your hands and you might just never have that dream appear to you again.

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Re: Living in Wyoming
« Reply #34 on: June 23, 2008, 12:24:47 pm »
If you can't live in Wyoming, then you can live in BetterMost, Wyoming, at least some of the time. Whenever we need a respite from the cares, responsibilities, and Catch-22s of life, we can always take a virtual trip to Wyoming right here, and for some that might be bettermost than going to the actual place!!

May 2019 be better for us all.

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Re: Living in Wyoming
« Reply #35 on: June 23, 2008, 05:22:03 pm »
Right now the poll is 6 yes and 6 no.  Who can tip it?  :)



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Re: Living in Wyoming
« Reply #36 on: June 23, 2008, 06:30:55 pm »
Right now the poll is 6 yes and 6 no.  Who can tip it?  :)



Ok, I guess I tipped it.   :laugh:

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Re: Living in Wyoming
« Reply #37 on: June 23, 2008, 07:07:25 pm »
now is someone esle's turn to tip it

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Re: Living in Wyoming
« Reply #38 on: October 24, 2010, 10:17:50 pm »
Bump!

Why? I came across a copy of my own post about living in Wyoming, which I had saved as a Word document. From the text I figured the document must have been a Bettermost post, but I couldn't remember if I had written it myself or if someone else had written it.  :laugh:  So I searched for the post, found it here, and reread some of the other posts as well, and I still found them interesting after more than two years.
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Re: Living in Wyoming
« Reply #39 on: November 03, 2010, 12:00:39 am »
I have totally romanticized Wyoming, as many of us have. The reality is that me and Wyo are not a match made anywhere.

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