Post by Lisa Petrison on Jul 24, 2011 9:01:12 GMT -5
In June 2010, I drove through Missouri, from Kansas City to somewhere near Hannibal.
Kansas City felt reasonable, for a big city. I spent one night there, in my RV. (3-FAIR)
The rest of Missouri was agricultural land, mostly corn and soybeans. I spent one night at an RV park, in a small town. It felt the same as the other “Corn/Bean States” -- like there was a haze of unpleasantness floating over the whole area.
Post by Lisa Petrison on Nov 19, 2011 10:08:53 GMT -5
I've been documenting location-specific variances on how I feel for over 2 years, and have some well-researched “suspicions”, but have yet to draw any firm conclusions. I DO however believe that there are at least TWO components of local meteorology, or ‘the weather’ that play a big part in how I feel: 1. The barometric pressure; 2. The air quality.
I’ll address the first one, barometric pressure, briefly. For example, I just flew back to St. Louis Missouri this afternoon from Charlotte, North Carolina to see my doctor. Yesterday in Charlotte it was warm, muggy, 95% humidity- and then a series of rain showers rolled in throughout the afternoon and evening. My headaches began coincident with the clouds’ arrival on the horizon, and lasted most of the night. I felt pretty bad most of the day today in Charlotte. Then I flew back home, and arrived in St. Louis, where the weather had just passed, and there was a high-pressure zone hovering over the state. Would it surprise you to learn that ever since I got off the plane here in St. Louis, I’ve felt good?
What’s remarkable about this is that St. Louis in my view is one of the WORST places I found to live, in terms of “feel good” locations. But this afternoon, with the barometric pressure at 30.59 inches, it’s been great.
My wife and I were in Spain this past October and based on the scale of 10 being best, I would rate it a 3. We loved Northern Spain and the people of Santander, but out of 35 days, we saw rain at least 30 days. Almost like my grandmother could predict storms coming through her arthritis, I found myself predicting storm clouds by the headaches and ‘brain fog’ that came over me.
I’ve been to Belize, and it’s a wonderful country with some of the most kind and gracious people you could ever meet. Not as enriched by tourist dollars as Cancun, for example, but for many that’s not a bad thing. A number of people have found the Yucatan to be a good place, and based on that, with Belize being just south of Quintana Roo, you might have the same situation.
I lived in St. Louis most of my life, and moved away in 2004 to the Pacific Northwest. My symptoms are bad here in the PNW but whenever I visit St. Louis, I become almost incapacitated and have a very very hard time. Oddly, I do a little better in the city than I do in St. Charles, where my in-laws live, but then their home is full of chemicals and carpet. It is becoming increasingly more difficult for us to visit there because of this.