Easter Kentucky is super green from what I see on Google Earth, also, I've wondered a lot whether Colorado would be a hiker's paradise (so many mountains ^_^). This place is hot. Mostly dry. And full of dead stuff. Northern AZ is a little greener, but probably nothing compared to Eastern Knetucky. Did you get to enjoy the land, or mostly just stayed inside?
I've only lived long-term in two states, here and Nebraska.
I moved for school..I suppose if all the hopping around from state to state was done when you were a kid living with your folks, you didn't really have a "reason" to move other than you had to go with your family.