Subject: Re: My personal sociology experiment
On Thursday, December 28, 2017 at 12:48:37 PM UTC-8, VegasJerry wrote:
> On Thursday, December 28, 2017 at 9:45:09 AM UTC-8, BillB wrote:
> > If you read my posts you know my wife and I are starting to prepare for a semi-retirement
lifestyle. We will soon be cashing in all our chips in Vancouver (before the crash) and finding a
new (much cheaper) home base from which to launch our RV adventures. My wife is pretty much leaving
all the details up to me. She is in agreement with every idea I pitch, which is a little scary, but
one of the reasons I love her. She has always been game for almost anything.
> > I have tried to keep a totally open mind. We could stay in Vancouver, or go literally anywhere
in Canada. We do want to stay in Canada (for at least 6 months a year) for the free lifetime
healthcare, which is worth hundreds of thousands of dollars to us. After all, I'm not an idiot.
> > Anyway, I think I have the location nailed down. There were about a dozen finalists, but I kept
coming back to the same place over and over until I finally had to declare it a winner. I don't want
to disclose the location just yet, but I can tell you that we will be getting an incredible bang for
our housing buck. Compared to Vancouver, it's absolutely mind boggling how big and cheap the houses
are there. They're practically free. We will definitely be living mortgage-free. We will also be in
an extremely strategic location offering excellent RV destinations within a day's drive (and beyond)
in almost every direction. It's on a large body of water, and has been acclaimed as one of the best
tourist destinations in Canada.
> > There's only one problem with this ostensible paradise. It's all white. Like, we're talking
99%+. I don't know if I can handle living with all white people. My wife and I have always lived in
a multicultural environment.
> > If any of you have ever had to live exclusively among white people for an extended period of
time, I'd love to hear any survival tips or other experiences you might have to share. Was it worth
it? Did you get bored? Did you find that the white people were less overtly racist with no
minorities around...or were they even worse??
> In effect, that’s what we did here. Retired from Vancouver (Washington); moved to Vegas, cashed
in all the funds (about 6 months before the crash); paid off everything; bought a motorhome (second
one), and would leave Vegas for three months at a time. (Second trip on, attached a car to the
back). Eventually sold the MH and live the Vegas life style: Patio, pool, BBQ – got rid of the hot
tub; and occasionally ‘do the strip,’ and wine and dine. Like this last week when the kids came
for xmas from Atlanta.
> As to living in white-only, we lived in Bishop, CA for 7-years and never notice it being a problem
not having any blacks. We did have Mexicans and Indians, but, no big deal. I don’t believe
you’ll find yourself crippled, not >have a percentage-based racial population.
If I was an American, Vegas would definitely be a finalist for us. Reasonably priced housing, mild
winter weather, good tourism draw, low tax jurisdiction, endless food and entertainment options, an
acceptable level of multiculturalism (albeit with some faux multiculturalism), and strategically
located as a good RVing home base. Points against it is it's in the desert, it's not on the ocean,
and it's not very pretty to look at.