Ok, Becky, I just checked out your blog and noticed you lived close. We are in Spokane and like it, but are always in search for a better place. I'm in favor of Northern CA, but my hubby's job could take him to Bozeman or Missoula. Which is a kinder place to live? Have you ever checked out the Okanogan Family Faire in WA? It's this weekend, but such a Mecca for like minded people and dready mamas if you're ever in the Spokane/Cd'A area, let me know!