My wife has a two week vacation in August. She wants to go somewhere east and green. We are in the Southern NM high desert, drier than a popcorn fart, mid 90's, mid 60's at night, humidity in the 10% category or less this time of year, darn near best year round weather in the nation. The past two years we spent 2 weeks in southern OR looking for a potential (greener)area to retire. Their winters suck, cold, wet and cloudy but very nice. Ark is east and green and lakes/rivers etc, bookoo roads to ride so...... Questions: where would be the best places to visit?? Keeping an eye open for a potential retirement place. If you had a choice where would you like to live?? Milder weather than other places in Ark?? Lower altitudes?? Further south?? Less expensive real estate/rural acreages/nothing fancy?? Relatively close to decent shopping and health care?? Are we stupid for coming in August, might experience hot-n-humid??. Many times people grow up in an area and call it home when they could live 50 or 500 miles in a different or better place. That's why we moved from CO to NM, better weather, lo cost of living etc to semi-retire. What are your recommendations in Ark.