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ajm903 02-07-2018 03:15 PM

Should I even be looking at The Villages
 
Fifty four years in the cockpit of a helicopter, Southeast Asia - Gulf of Mexico - Persian Gulf and then 30 years EMS Pilot in Boston - then comes a little lump in the throat "Agent Orange Exposure" - the rest is history - treatments = no more cancer but married to oxygen 24/7 now and very limited in go get em activities - is the Villages right for me???

My Post 02-07-2018 03:31 PM

So you were in Nam and first Gulf war? Wow.

vintageogauge 02-07-2018 03:43 PM

Shuffleboard, billiards, bag toss, lots and lots of clubs quite possibly helicopter club, try renting for a month to see how you like it and what all you can do down here. Remember you can get just about anywhere in a golf car, no need to walk. Try to rent near a regional recreation center, more to do there than at the neighborhood centers.

ajm903 02-07-2018 03:49 PM

Yes Nam 66-67 / Korea 67-68 the Pueblo Incident / Nam 68-69 - the Persian Gulf was with Aramco 80-86 and ducking live fire back then also due to the Iran/Iraq war the first Gulf war was 5 years later. Figured that was enough and took a EMS flying job in Boston but that wasn't all peaches and cream either. Anyway hoping to get good feedback here to make a solid decision of relocation to The Villages.

Marathon Man 02-07-2018 03:49 PM

Only you can answer that question. But it is certainly worth considering.

dbussone 02-07-2018 03:54 PM

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Originally Posted by ajm903 (Post 1513108)
Fifty four years in the cockpit of a helicopter, Southeast Asia - Gulf of Mexico - Persian Gulf and then 30 years EMS Pilot in Boston - then comes a little lump in the throat "Agent Orange Exposure" - the rest is history - treatments = no more cancer but married to oxygen 24/7 now and very limited in go get em activities - is the Villages right for me???



There are so many things to do here. If you can’t find some things here, you likely won’t find them anywhere. And, as someone suggested, try renting for awhile to find out without going all in.

As an aside, our community probably has more veteran organizations than most places, and we have the largest American Legion membership in the world. Lots of retired comrades in arms here. Thank you for your service.


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John_W 02-07-2018 04:11 PM

With the O-bottle your activities may be limited physically, but you can always sit and listen to music while having a cold one. Everyday at 5pm you have 3 squares all with different music playing live unless it's Scooter the DJ. We also have 3 theaters that have 8 screens each and mostly Village resident are the users. There are hundreds of clubs for just about every interest, I belong to the Camaro Club. If you trade in your UTV there are a couple of active motorcycle clubs that do day trips, a 3 wheel Harley or 3 wheel Spyder would probably handle like your Polaris. The list is endless.

Here's a shop just outside TV in Wildwood, they always have a good selection of used bikes.

Lucky U Cycles

SouthOfTheBorder 02-07-2018 04:38 PM

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Originally Posted by ajm903 (Post 1513108)
Fifty four years in the cockpit of a helicopter, Southeast Asia - Gulf of Mexico - Persian Gulf and then 30 years EMS Pilot in Boston - then comes a little lump in the throat "Agent Orange Exposure" - the rest is history - treatments = no more cancer but married to oxygen 24/7 now and very limited in go get em activities - is the Villages right for me???

Have you considered a Lifestyle Visit or renting for a period of time. Depending on the time of year the Lifestyle isit is a great bargain and a good way to get a feel for TV. It is limited to one week I think.
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Don

ajm903 02-07-2018 04:39 PM

dbussone - What a beautiful dog - I'm a "Paid Up for Life Member" with the American Legion, I'll try and help them empty a few on a hot summers afternoon, speaking of that the law golf cart driving and spirits - what are the guide lines on that.

ajm903 02-07-2018 04:41 PM

Yes I am just trying to get my strength back - then I'll get serious on that one - Thanks "South of the Border"


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