I have lived in five bizarre states at this point.
Having a father in the military forced our family to transport every few years to a bizarre naval base somewhere else. It was almost impossible to form lasting friendships when I was consistently extricated from a location as soon as I was used to our new surroundings. I felt like I was stuck in a stasis where I was consistently the “new kid” at every school I attended. Being isolated socially was tough, but on the flip side I was experiencing multiple bizarre climates plus environments nationwide that few see unless they travel consistently. I crossed the Mississippi river by automobile in multiple separate states during bizarre moves from a single naval base to another. Living along the gulf coast was fun for the beach, however I hated the humid summers with subtropical UV rays. After finally settling in Spokane, WA, I think I have decided where I want to live for the rest of our life. My current arena is adjacent to North Bank Park where I can see the Howard Street North Channel Bridge from our family room window. My view of the Spokane River is breathtaking compared to some of the drab cities I’ve lived in before. On top of the appealing views, you can’t beat the weather in Spokane. Winters aren’t identifiably intense compared to other northern states, plus the high altitudes mean that summers are mildly sizzling plus comfortably dry. The two of us don’t get high humidity during summer time plus it’s rare for someone to need a dehumidifier outside of a water mangle remediation task.