I should add that my wife's mother is in her 90s and my father is 85. It might be nice to relocate, but family obligations can anchor us...
We have always felt the same way.I refer to Los Angeles as "that cesspool from whence I came"
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/TemperatenessIn geography, temperate or tepid latitudes of the globe lie between the tropics and the polar regions. The changes in these regions between summer and winter are generally relatively moderate, rather than extreme hot or cold.
a hundred acres or so, hobbit hole in the middle, cleared space for farming, grains for brewing ales.
Okay, now... I thought that the question referred to currently practical locations. If not, I'd go for Gerry O'Neill's version of an L-5 colony. I love the idea of Larry Niven's ringworld as a project, but it's a little too "terrestrial" for me to live on.I'd like to live on the moon. Some of the Mare regions in the Lowlands look inviting.
Okay, now... I thought that the question referred to currently practical locations. If not, I'd go for Gerry O'Neill's version of an L-5 colony. I love the idea of Larry Niven's ringworld as a project, but it's a little too "terrestrial" for me to live on.
I've been to a few. Which one did you have in mind? an-Nafud? or Rub' al Khali?A place where plants can grow is sufficient for me, not to mention family and friendly people [can't imagine living alone]. I don't really like cities, especially the ultimate modern lifestyle.. Well, I do, but it won't take me long before I get bored and sometimes depressed..
Astro, you GOT to try to go to the desert.
I hope that there is no drive to colonize South Solon, ME. I love being able to walk my dog on rural roads, encountering the random mink, marten, fisher, fox, etc. It's so nice here (most of the year, weather-wise) that it would be tough to justify a move to anywhere else. We both have older parents that pretty much anchor us here.I doubt that anything like that would ever be done. There's just no good reason to colonize Mars or the Moon, afaik.
When I said "currently", I meant "now". I don't have one decade left, let alone "a few". Of course it already is physically possible, but economic practicality is such an ephemeral concept that it can't be predicted. For sure, most governments won't bother; it will be up to the free enterprise system. Even now, that has begun.In the next few decades it will be practical. In fact there's already a reality TV series that's been proposed about people living on Mars in 2023. If that's possible, why not the moon?