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#294 of 345 Re: this looks like fun [berri]
Feb 12, 2013 (8:36 pm)
The real buys are in Pahrump. Though you may get lonely out there. I don't need to sell my place here in San Diego. I can keep it as a winter getaway. I mainly need a residence where income taxes are less. Hawaii is still my favorite. And they do not tax pension income.
#295 of 345 Re: this looks like fun [gagrice]
Feb 12, 2013 (8:41 pm)
And they do not tax pension income.
At least not yet. Seems like states are backing away from that these days. Love Hawaii, but it takes BIG mullah over there!
#297 of 345 Re: this looks like fun [berri]
by steve_ HOST
Feb 12, 2013 (9:24 pm)
I was looking at National's last minute rentals page today and was amazed at how much a rental car goes for in Hawaii these days. I know it's high season, but yikes.
#299 of 345 Re: this looks like fun [steve_]
Feb 12, 2013 (9:57 pm)
Wait till April May. If you want a very quiet peaceful non touristy vacation. I highly recommend this place. Stayed there several times. The pond stays at 90 degrees year round. The Sea Turtles are in the cove most of the year.
#300 of 345 Re: this looks like fun [gagrice]
by steve_ HOST
Feb 13, 2013 (6:55 am)
We're planning Bethel in April. Shouldn't be touristy.
#301 of 345 Re: this looks like fun [steve_]
Feb 13, 2013 (7:16 am)
You are a brute for punishment. My buddy almost got killed in a bar in Bethel back in the 1970s. Many would consider Bethel the armpit of Alaska. I say it is a tossup with Kotzebue and the 9 Arctic villages I worked in. Here is the mentality of Bethel.
In what has been described as an evil hoax, the town of Bethel, Alaska, has learned it is not getting a Taco Bell. Not now. Not ever.
#302 of 345 Re: this looks like fun [gagrice]
by steve_ HOST
Feb 13, 2013 (11:08 am)
Must have been why they went damp in '77. They're wet again as of 2010 but I don't think they have allowed bars or alcohol in the restaurants. Always wanted to see Kotz, but never managed that one.
For alcohol related problems, the police blotter out of Dutch Harbor is becoming world famous.
#303 of 345 Re: this looks like fun [steve_]
Feb 13, 2013 (4:08 pm)
Bethel was the wild west in the early 1970s. Our Alascom people were out there a lot as it was jump-off to all those villages. It was the time when a sat phone system was being installed in every AK village. You had to be tough going to the villages back then. Most installers packed a 357 with them. The whole thing of booze in the villages is kind of a joke and very sad. Most of our 9 villages were either damp or dry. About 10-12 years ago the PSOs started to check everyone's luggage getting off the plane in the real bad places. We had to stop taking a bottle for our own use or get into trouble.