Lake Hartwell GA

Just returned from a trip to Lake Hartwell Georgia.  Beautiful day on the lake.  Saw many lake homes and cabins along the shoreline as well as many undeveloped areas.  The couple we visited has had their lake front cabins for years.  They are retiring but do not plan to live their full time but just make more visits during the week from their home in Hamilton Mill near Atlanta.

The good part about being retired is that you can visit the lake during the week when it is much less crowded and the party makers have long gone.  So they are just going to “Retire” to the lake during the week.  They say they may entertain more at the lake house as they have more time to do so.  The 24 foot pontoon boat was a blast.

So I learned that a retirement home does not only have to be full time. They are enjoying theirs whenever they want to.

Places to retire to in Nevada

Lake Havasu City seems nice.  I visited there once when on vacation and thought is was pretty neat.   We visited the casinos, saw the London Bridge and went to an English pub right by the bridge and enjoyed a Pims cup.  But is was 122 degrees (no kidding) so you would have to like the warm weather.  The Colorado river was beautiful.  Does anyone know of an neighborhoods in the area suitable for retirement?

I heard some of the ghost towns in Nevada were now being reclaimed by Seniors? Anyone have any info on which towns these are.

Vermont is a State Of Small Towns

Stowe VTDid you know that no town or city in Vermont has more than 50,000 population.  That means VT is a whole state of small towns! It is beautiful. Just returned from spending 4 days driving around VT and checking it out. Burlington has the University of Vermont and two other colleges. It has Church Street which is a great place to hang out and visit some nice places to eat. The Vermont Teddy Bear factor is there and not too far away is the original Ben and Jerry’s.  Burlington is located on Lake Champlain which provides some wonderful sunsets!

 Stowe is a mountain resort and this is a photo I took of the main street.  Right up the hwy is the gorgeous mountains and even more so if you visit during the leaf foliage season as I did.

I feeling after spending a few days is that Vermont is an absolute wonderful place to visit. Maybe even to live in during the Summer months.  But everyone I talked with said it gets REALLY COLD.  I bet it does with that wind coming off Lake Champlain.  So I have good memories of my five day visit and really enjoy it.  But I don’t think many people will be retiring there, at least not moving there to retire, because of the cold Winters.

 Any thoughts from anyone familiar with VT?