Where would you go? - page 2

If you were going to start over, and if you wanted to move where would you go? Let's share good and bad about our areas? Here in Pittsburgh there are a lot of hospitals to choose from, pay isn't... Read More

  1. by   angelbear
    I want to live somewhere warm and not too hummid. Plus it would have to be pretty with nice people. I have fibro and winter kills me. Would also like more daylight being 3rd shift I dont get nearly enough of that.
  2. by   Tweety
    I might consider San Francisco. That was my first choice many years ago. I actually wrote to a hospital the day before the big earthquake they had in about 1990(?).

    But I'm o.k. with the Tampa Bay area, the weather, I live in a nice quite, low-crime neighborhood, downtown St. Petersburg is thriving. Nice beaches.

    The pay is low, but I'm making $14.00 more an hour than 10 years ago, so I can't complain.
  3. by   H ynnoD
    I'm tired of Calif.Traveled around some when I was younger.Would like to live somewhere around Scotsdale Arizona or somewhere in Montana.My parents just moved over by Scotsdale the weather and air is great and the water is the best I ever Drank.
    Last edit by H ynnoD on May 21, '03
  4. by   FutureNurse2005
    San Francisco!!!! I fell in love with that city when we went on our honeymoon, and I am just going nuts because I don't get to go back until after graduation!

    I've heard wonderful things about Seattle, Atlanta and Tuscon as well.

    Ah...now I have to go look at my honeymoon pics again! lol
  5. by   peaceful2100
    I would say either California preferably South California or even Central California or Houston, Texas. I really want to move but I am too scared to move away in a strange place with my 5 year old daughter without knowing someone.
  6. by   zudy
    Originally posted by petiteflower
    Someplace big---and warm----South Texas somewhere in a huge ER with lots of patients. And of course-----good looking cowboys would be a plus----ya know --the WRANGLER jeans!!!!
    I'm with you petiteflower, that sounds fun! Some place warm.
    I would also like to work in an ED in Hawaii, I've only been once, but I loved it! It was so beautiful! Any ED nurses out there from Hawaii? Do you love it or no?
  7. by   moonshadeau
    I would go back to Vermont I think. But I think I would leave for the winter and go to Texas. I think it would be neat to work in Texas.
  8. by   straba
    I'm moving home to sunny Miami, Fl right after graduation. In fact I told my wife that I wanted 2 plane tickets for a graduation gift!! Oregon is nice, but it's not home (and too gray and rainy).
  9. by   igloorn93
    To do it all over again, I would still want to come to Mississippi. It was never where I had planned to go, but have loved every minute of it. As to where I would like to go, somewhere closer to Canada. I miss home, but still don't think I would move back there. I love working in the USA.
  10. by   Jussurfin
    Originally posted by cheerfuldoer
    California, California, California, Cali.....did I say California!!!

    Since I'm allergic to Spring, every other state makes me want to run to California. My allergies do not bother me in California. That's the only state I've ever lived in that has treated my body, mind, and soul ever so kind. Ahhhhhh....did I say CALIFORNIA!!!
    Yes, you did say California BUT do you like California despite "its faults?"
  11. by   NurseDianne
    99.5% of my life I have spent in the south, GA, TN, KY, ALA, LA ....and now........still living in GA.......I've lived for short times in Germany.........and it's nice to be able to swim outdoors9 months out of the year.......but.......if I could do it all over......and maybe, just maybe I will, after the last little chick is gone......move to MONTANA..........yeah.......that's it..........big mountains.......SNOW.......how i miss snow.......I miss 4 whole seasons........I have just having Fall and Summer......I want a WHITE CHRISTMAS!!! And wide open spaces, and cowboys......and oh yeah.......i want to work in a small town clinic, or on the res.........or something like that.......slow down a bit....
    sound like heaven to me......:angel2:
  12. by   mattsmom81
    I'm really tired of the Texas summers. Liked it when I was younger but no more...they really drain me.

    I'd like a more temperate climate...with all the seasons. And a good cost of living. Still investigating these kinds of places.

    LOVE the pacific Northwest and the coastal scenery around Puget Sound...but it's expensive up there so don't know if it's the best retirement area. And I'm getting to the age where I'm thinking about good retirement areas.
  13. by   luvbug
    I have to say that I love the warm weather, too. Being from Minnesota/Wisconsin, I think I have seen all the extremes of the weather. I spent some time in Southern Missouri in June and July, and to me the heat there is like no other. The humid air really seems to push on your chest. I also spent some of a summer in Vegas, and I thought that was wonderful!!! The days are hot, but long, and the nights are SO nice, perfect 70 degrees. There aren't any bugs there, so they don't even have screens on the windows. I suppose outside of the city, though you have to be concerned about snakes and scorpions!! I don't know that I would ever move, even though I think about it a lot. I am still in the town I grew up in, we only have like 2,500 people here. It is nice to know lots of people and know that someone will be there to help if you need it. Also, I know most of my patients and can remember lots of things about them-so I don't have to ask all kinds of questions when they are here I think it would just be very hard to pack up and move far away where I didn't know anyone. If I had a ton of money and could come back to visit all the time, I might consider the big move.

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