Retirement: Baton Rouge, Louisiana, or Fort Payne, Alabama

by Lowell Tilley
(Baton Rouge, LA, USA)

Overlook at Pells Gap Estates

Overlook at Pells Gap Estates

My wife and I chose to retire in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, even though we own a home in a subdivision on Sand Mountain near Fort Payne, Alabama.

We love the mountains, because our children live there. We have lived there for over 30 years, enjoy the weather, the people, neighborhood, the food, and etc. There some houses in good older subdivisions that selling at very reasonable price now.

If you are looking for a place with four season climate, plenty of golfing, fishing, hunting, sightseeing, medium population density, and convenient shopping.

Beautiful mountains, rolling hills, valleys, creeks, small ravines, small farms, pastures, and wooded areas. Continuing education, culture events, international and regional airports nearby. Land and cost of living is low. Check out website

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Wendy: WOW.. Beautiful photos! I've travelled from Nevada to California this week, driving through the colorful mountains and thoroughly enjoyed the views on our trip! The mountain views are beautiful and ever changing!

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In Awe of Nature ..
by: Retd. Prof. Mr. Durgesh Kumar Srivastava New Delhi, india

Dear Mr. Lowell,

Wendy has rightly conveyed through her comments the joy and pleasant surprise of all readers on seeing the picturesque locale of your retirement home in the midst of nature. Congratulations on your excellent choice !

Lofty mountains, deep oceans and a dedicated man at his work - all these fill our hearts with awe, since the promise and potential of each of these is truly awesome.

I request you to write a blog on a typical day spent by both of you in this retirement home and publish it on for all of us to read and enjoy.

I also request Wendy to write a travelogue on her recent journey from Nevada to California (with photos) and publish the same on this web-site.

My best wishes to both of you!

Retd. Prof. Mr. Durgesh Kumar Srivastava,
New Delhi India, 04 Feb, 2011

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