I have lived in five odd states at this point.
Having a father in the military forced my family to transfer every few years to a odd naval base anywhere else. It was almost impossible to form lasting friendships when I was always extricated from a location as soon as I was used to my new surroundings. I felt savor I was stuck in a stasis where I was always the “new kid” at every college I attended. Being isolated socially was tough, however on the flip side I was experiencing multiple odd temperatures & environments nationwide that few see unless they travel always. I crossed the Mississippi river by car in multiple separate states while all of us were in odd moves from a single naval base to another. Living along the gulf coast was fun for the beach, although I hated the humid summers with subtropical UV rays. After finally settling in Spokane, WA, I suppose I have decided where I want to live for the rest of my life. My new place is adjacent to North Bank Park where I can see the Howard Street North Channel Bridge from my residing 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 attractive views, you can’t beat the weather in Spokane. Winters aren’t recognizably intense compared to other northern states, & the high altitudes mean that summers are mildly sizzling & comfortably dry. All of us don’t get high humidity while all of us were in summer time & it’s rare for someone to need a dehumidifier outside of a water damage remediation task.