Some of these Places

In two months, we have had the privilege to see some pretty amazing places.  On our search to find our next “landing spot,” we try to picture our lives in each of the cities we pass through and each of the different climates and landscapes we stay in.  We always check out what the price of land costs in an area so that when we find a place that we truly love, we know how it compares to the rest of what we’ve seen.

At the beginning of this journey, we were pretty determined that we would land somewhere on the Northwest coast of the U.S.  After visiting Washington a little over a year ago, we could imagine our lives there.

In Colorado, we found some great deals on land and tried to imagine what our lives would be like if we moved there.  We have come to realize that mountains are a huge draw for us and we really enjoy being around and in them.  We are currently in Prescott, AZ which happens to be one of the most beautiful places we have traveled to on this journey.

View from one of our mountain drives

This got us thinking that maybe we could make a life here?  The major drawback of this is the lack of water around this area.  Coming from Minnesota with lakes and rivers everywhere, it is quite different to go to places where the lakes are all reservoirs and not natural.  However, I happen to despise humidity so perhaps the lack of lakes is a good thing?  We have met quite a few people from Minnesota who have moved to Arizona so perhaps that’s saying something as well?

We love all the tall trees in this area–almost feels like home

While we stay here, we’ve decided to check out some of the land that’s for sale, just to see if it would be a fit for us.  The near-constant sunlight would be amazing for solar power!  And we can get a really decent chunk of land for a really decent price.  Still, whenever I look at pictures of the forests of Washington, I can feel them calling for me.  I know it is too soon to make any sort of decision and that we need to continue our travels to see what else is out there.  In the meantime, we will continue our daily hikes and enjoy the awesome views and ever-changing scenery in Arizona!


Andy trying to catch trout with his hands…
Trout that will not be caught!
Our current resting spot for the RV


One Comment Add yours

  1. Marion Makinen says:

    Very cool. There are alot of things to consider when relocating, Especially when we have a constant change in weather patterns throughout the year. Merry Christmas! Love Auntie Marion


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