And I thought I had a dilemna.
To my way of thinking there are a number of ways to look at this....one is practical, the other is...well...impractical???? Not sure that is the right term.
From a practical standpoint, going to Texas would make more sense. You know the lay of the land (no pun intended here either), know some of the people there and while you would have to deal with NCLB, at least you are familiar with that challenge. Dealing with wolves, subzero temps and wind chills and living in an area accesible solely by plane.....
But from the standpoint of the adventurer (and here I insert the word impractical - my term only), you can really find out what you are made of, get to see another culture up close (as if you haven't seen some already) and become David of the arctic. You could even write a book about your experiences. We all know you have that talent.
Just How eccentric are you????????????