Thank you for the welcome and reply to my question. I was born and raised in North Louisiana which has a lot of Pine trees. I have be thru Arizona, Nevada, and New Mexico on the I 40 corridor. I do like the desert areas, but I need trees. I dream of some vacant land, but not to sure how will be my psychical abilities will be then. I still want to build my dream house with a lot of passive heating and cooling systems in place. My mind changes daily on living in the mountains or the high desert. I just would like to start buying some land and have it paid off when I retire. All I know is I do not want retire in Southwest Oklahoma and I want to be near some type of mountains.
I hope this is a start to answering some of your questions.