I appreciate your insight on the area.
After doing more research I don't think the Auburn area will be the best fit. Especially the fact that the air quality can be bad. Because of some health issues my wife has we need to avoid frequent bad air quality as much as possible.
My wifes friends who now live in Butte MT sold a place in Driggs a few years ago. Sounds like prices have really gone up in that area like many places. We drove through there last year on our way from AFton WY heading to Butte. Seems like a nice place.
We're looking for more mountains/trees like surroundings with rivers near by. Not big into fishing lakes, nice to look at though. Because of fires on our trip last year we had to bypass a part in Idaho but did get to stay in CDA for two days. We liked that area and want to go back and spend more time in and around it.
You mention the winters, this is something I feel we should experience before making a move too. Don't know how we'd respond as neither one of us has spent much time in the snow.
Seems like a lot of these places have issues with air quality when there are fires. Seems hard to escape.
Another thing we need is to consider to be relatively close to medical care. Maybe I should start a new thread IDK.
Thank you again.
Our thought was if we are to stay within CA, to move closer to mountains/tree areas just outside of Sacramento. It would put us in a much better position for traveling for fishing vs. where we are now in Sonoma County.
We are definitely choosing quality of life over money, unfortunately we are not well off so there is going to be a compromise.
Should mention that my wife has a passion for fishing almost as much as I do. Her passion for being outdoors is probably as strong as mine is.
I'm very lucky to have a wife who likes the fishing/camping/outdoors as I do.
I've heard "I'll kill you if you go without me" more than once.
I will definitely check out Logan, thanks for letting me know about it.
If we move out of state we're definitely looking to get away from certain aspects of CA, I'll leave it at that. But I understand, anywhere we go will be less liberal than here.
Thanks for your advice.
Because of family situations, many can't leave California.
Some old folks are moving back home to where they were both born and raised.
Some older folks are moving to be near their children.
We move to the central east Florida coast to be near our daughter and son-in-law who still have time for us.
If you are over 70 you need to consider the healthcare situation.
I still like the thought of two places: One for Winter and one for Summer.
This is the best if it can work out.
For Summer you have Oregon coast, Washington coast or Montana.
For Winter you have Arizona, Texas and Florida.