Okay, so maybe this admission seems kind of odd considering that I once lived in a mountainous area and chose to move to the flat lands of Oklahoma where I can see about fifty miles from my front porch, but the mountains of Nevada aren’t really the “mountains” I’m dreaming about.
We all have that dream place we would love to call home. That part of land that just calls our name whether we’ve actually visited that place or not. Whether it’s a luscious forest, dense with tall pine trees and hidden rivers, a tranquil beach, with waves crashing upon the shore, the solace of the mountains with majestic views that steal your breath, or the eye-catching rolling green hills of the flat lands, where you can see for miles and miles without anything in your way.
Having lived all of my life in Nevada, I was used to the mountains—the “Sierra Nevadas”, as the Sierra Nevada Mountains are called. Of course, moving to Oklahoma was a bit of a shock to my system.
Do I miss the mountains? I wouldn’t want to live in Alaska if I didn’t, but at the same time, I do rather enjoy the room. There is a comfort in being able to look out my front door and see for miles and miles without anything in my view but rolling green hills and sky.
With that said, I still dream of living in Alaska. I dream of living off the grid up there, hunting and fishing, and just being away from it all, out in the middle of nowhere. I watch shows like Alaska: The Last Frontier, and just sit back wishing I lived on a homestead like the Kilchers.
Of course, the husband thinks I’m crazy. Well, he actually, was on board for a long time until a few really, really cold days this winter, then he started to reconsider his desire to live there as well. I might still be able to change his mind, but I don’t know.
What I do know is that, I’d love to plan a trip up to Anchorage this year. I’m sure it will be next year or the year after before we actually take the vacation, but hey, since I’m already dreaming…
So darling followers, where is your dream place to live?