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Postby f5fstop » Sat Feb 22, 2014 9:43 pm

Are you the oldest member still here and running a Hummer?
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Re: Hey Mark

Postby Mark » Tue Mar 04, 2014 1:08 pm

I think there are some who are older but I have probably been around the longest :lol:

Have seen a lot of changes over the years and would love to HXC get back to the levels we used to have. It's just hard to get people involved these days. If anybody would be interested in taking on more of a role in HXC let me know.
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Re: Hey Mark

Postby f5fstop » Thu Mar 06, 2014 9:36 am

I'm spending more time on Silverado forums now and really not much time there either. The H3 has been relegated to a daily driver, with an occasional trip out into the wilds around Moab. Lately, up into the high country to let the dog run in the snow, while it lasts.
Other than a few Jeeps, no one around here to off-road with. Have one friend who comes down from MT in the winter, but his Wrangler is totally stock with highway tires, so needless to say, he can't go many places.
Actually, looking to move from Moab (that a maybe); just not sure where.
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Re: Hey Mark

Postby Mark » Fri Mar 07, 2014 11:43 am

That sucks that there aren't to many to go off-road with. Did Neo move? I have been hoping to get back out there soon to see you guys but just hasn't worked out. I guess it's just like everything else, it's great until you have it all the time and it's just not as much of a draw anymore. A relative of mine lived there back in the '60s while in high school and asked why in the world I would want to go there. Guess he wasn't into wheeling :lol:

Any chance to get a transfer to another beautiful location for a while?
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Re: Hey Mark

Postby f5fstop » Thu Mar 13, 2014 6:20 pm

Neo's around, he basically off-roads when the Hummer guys/gal come to town for BS week. Have seen him driving around a few times, but haven't gone over to visit and he hasn't come over here. Have three drastically different areas on my radar to move to:
Outside Twin Falls ID - Practical and I like ID's tax laws better than UT.
Prescott AZ - moderate climate at 5K feet altitude, taxes are favorable.
Cody WY - love the place, but the winter weather is really harsh. WY's is very favorable in taxes.
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Re: Hey Mark

Postby Mark » Mon Mar 17, 2014 10:16 am

Those are three great choices. So UT tax laws aren't so good? I have never been to AZ before but would think that up there around 5K would be pretty nice. Of the three I would be hard pressed not to pick Cody but your right about the winters. I am bored with FL but the weather elsewhere this winter sure had me glad to still be living here. Since I'd take a mountain over the beach any day FL isn't really the place for me but just like anything, you can become immune to how good you have it.
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Re: Hey Mark

Postby f5fstop » Wed Mar 19, 2014 6:06 pm

Yea, Utah's taxes are not favorable for someone retiring. One of those few states that taxes SS income and that, along with all other income is at a flat 5%. Feel I have paid enough taxes over my life, want to cut them as much as possible.

I'll be up in Cody this July...again. Camping off the highway between Cody and Yellowstone.

Would love to move to Jackson but the cost of living there is one of the highest in the USA, so that's ruled out.

I know my Malamute sure would love to move to Cody... :wall:

This is up in the Lasals, just south of Moab, about a month ago.

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Re: Hey Mark

Postby Mark » Thu Mar 20, 2014 1:05 pm

I didn't realize they taxed SS, that's BS.

It's been many years but spent some time up in that area and really loved it. Not sure about the winters though, gotten too used to freezing being a rarity :lol:

Your Malamute would absolutely love it. I didn't realize the cost of living was so high in Jackson. Man I miss it out west. Never lived out there but was always within a days drive which made it close enough to go often and far enough away to be a nice treat.
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Re: Hey Mark

Postby f5fstop » Fri Aug 22, 2014 7:42 pm

Update.
Purchased a home in Chubbuck ID (northern suburb of Pocatello). It will be 2.5 hours to Jackson WY; 2.5 hours to the west entrance of Yellowstone, 5 hours to Cody, 6 hours to Red Lodge, and 4 hours from the Sawtooth Mountains and hundreds of dispersed camping sites.

(I say purchased. Offer submitted, accepted, but waiting for some small repairs to be made and a clear title. Should close by Sept 15, move by Oct 15. :D 0

A few reasons why I'm moving where I am. Not that Moab is ugly, it is great, but just can't get away from those high mountain, pine covered forests and campgrounds.

Stanley Lake, Sawtooth Mountains, Stanley ID.
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Beartooth Mesa, Beartooth Hwy Montana and Wyoming
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Shoshone River, west of Cody...
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Beartooth Hwy and Chief Joseph Parkway, Wyoming....
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Re: Hey Mark

Postby Mark » Sat Aug 23, 2014 9:50 am

CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!

What beautiful country. I don't think anybody could blame you for making the move. Keep us posted.
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Re: Hey Mark

Postby big2dabank » Mon Aug 25, 2014 3:27 pm

Dang, congrats on the new place. That is absolutely amazing country up there. I'm with Mark though, my blood is dewinterized and the winters would take some serious getting use to.
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Re: Hey Mark

Postby f5fstop » Mon Aug 25, 2014 7:32 pm

Long johns and a good furnace :D
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Re: Hey Mark

Postby Mark » Wed Aug 27, 2014 7:43 am

Those two items would certainly help :lol:
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Re: Hey Mark

Postby f5fstop » Wed Apr 15, 2015 1:14 pm

Winter was mild, but today, three inches of snow when i got up, and it just started snowing again. And to think, on Monday I cut the grass was was thinking of watering it. :wall:
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Re: Hey Mark

Postby Mark » Wed Apr 15, 2015 9:04 pm

Guess winter just won't let go up there. That is crazy, mowing the lawn then snowing two days later. What I wouldn't give to be out there right now though rather than here in flat boring FL.
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