We had talked about it and daydreamed about moving to Oregon when we retired for several years. I've lived there and I didn't mind the rain or the slower economy. The beach is nearby, and the lifestyle is laid back.
When we sold our house a couple of months ago, we had a short time to pack a 4 bedroom house and move on down the road. It was close to impossible! We took tons of stuff to the Goodwill, sold some on Craigslist, and virtually did the cleaning out of old, old, hoards that you'd never get rid of unless you thought that you had to.
After the house closed, we still had interests in Colorado to take care of so we put the excess stuff in storage and rented a tiny one bedroom house in Grand Junction for a place to live. I mean this is a tiny house. The simple things like a garbage disposal and an ice maker are not in it, not even a dishwasher!
During our time here so far, we've found some awesome hiking trails around the National Monument, great restaurants, nice people, and perfect weather. With the changes around us, we have found a town that we had spent much time in but hadn't really met at all. The other day we met a couple that had intended to retire in Oregon and chose Grand Junction too. This is a wonderful, mild climate town with many outdoor sporting options.
As I wait for a response on the awesome house that we've made an offer on, I am really happy that we have decided to continue our future here in Grand Junction. This is such a wonderful and affordable town, we have decided to stay here for a couple of years and maybe longer, and if we stay for retirement we are going to buy a motorhome to enjoy any beach any time.
Wish us luck on buying this awesome house in the country!
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