I'll update my above remark with this.... Recently, one of my children who moved out of state has said that they would all like to move nearer to me, perhaps to a city that is an easy one day 6 hour drive from me instead of 2.5 day drive by car, or an expensive 3 hour flight with an expensive car rental at the end of it. So my caution is already paying off.No. I considered moving to be nearer the kids but I know several people who have done that only to find that after selling their house, moving everything, all at great expense, the kids move again to another place. I like were I Live. The kids like to visit me there. So I am staying.
thanks to weather differences visiting each other is usually a nice experience for the visitor.
Translation for those of us who can't read Chinese:是的，当我退休时，我将搬出加利福尼亚并环游世界。这是我的愿望清单之一。我绝对想做的事情，看看世界上所有美丽的地方，经历各种各样的人和事，这很酷。让我永远保持积极年轻的心态
I was born in Detroit (in 1946) but was raised in Bay City. Are you close by?I never seriously considered leaving. But we're a pretty big state and I considered moving to the other end, way up north. I imagined some quaint folksy lakeside town where we all helped each other out and in the Winters drove our snowmobiles and 4-wheelers down the main drag. With a pension and Social Security I could almost have been the town philanthropist... ok, that's exaggerated.
But then 2008 hit, they lost their meager industry, and a lot of the town folded up and nearly blew away with the lost tourism dollars.