Well Amy, my experience in Montana was both good and bad. I lived 20 miles east of Bozeman in the town of Livingston. It is about 50 miles north of Yellowstone. The town is small (7,000 people) but it has many restaurants, bars, and shops. It's a very nice small town. Lots of friendly people. The views are amazing as well. There are lots of hiking opportunities and lots and lots of wildlife (mostly deer, elk, antelope, occasional moose, and bear). The weather on the other hand is something I never got used to. The summer is very dry. And I would frequently wake up to a bloodly nose. The wind that blows through the nearby paradise valley doesn't make things any better either. The winter is very cold here. Typical to see -30 degree temps in jan. Not much snow accumulation but just cold and windy. That aside, it is a wonderful place to meet nice people, get involved with the community and take every chance you get to explore the outdoors. Nearby Bozeman is also a good choice if you want to be a little more removed from the mountains but have the perks of city life. The only other place I have been out west is Mt. Rainier in Washington. I would hands down call this my favorite place in the country. great weather, lots of wildflowers, wildlife, and endless hiking trails. It's pretty close to Puyallup, a suburb of Seattle and would be a good choice.
I am actually in Miami right now looking for seasonal work with my girlfriend and have run into some dead ends. Do you have any suggestions?
Hello Elliott! Yes I have been in Florida for the past year and it is not me. I love the beach, the water activities, sunsets...but the lifestyle is not for me. Too superficial and materialistic here in Miami. I have dreamed of living in the northwest/Rockies area for years. I have never been there but now that I am divorced and back in the States I figured it is now or never. We only have one life and I have to go with my dreams. I do not even care what job I have, I just look forward to the mountains, wildlife and meeting the folks there. Any input you have would be great. I already have a few penpals from craigslist but I always have room for more. I just joined my coolworks and have not had a chance to post my travel pics, hope to do that soon.
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