As a life long Floridian, im looking to get out of this hell hole that is called a state. What used to be beautiful area to live as turned into the armpit of humanity. I was born and raised in a rural enviornment in north central Fl (outside of Gainesville) and now reside in Volusia county (Daytona Beach area). Forty years ago you could drive outside a metropolitan area and not see a light. Just saw a satellite shot of Fl and it looked like downtown Las Vegas. Im just plain tired of the every day squeeze we call life around here.Fortunately I have the resources to relocate to another area.I've been to Oregon a number of times and like the climate of the Pacific Northwest. However I have never been to the southeast portion of Oregon. Through research I realize the majority is high desert. Property prices seem to be on the reasonable side (realize mostly sage brush type). Water does seem to obtainable through wells in the northern Harney County area around Lake Malhuer. Anybody ever lived in this area that could give me the low down it. I've read many posts here on the Republic of Oregon, is govt intervention as bad as its made out to be? Thanks flascrub.