I hope some of you guys can point me in the right direction. I have grown up and lived in the south my entire life. Quite frankly, I am sick and tired of the ignorance, prejudice, racism, and narrow mindedness of the south. Obviously if I am on this site, I like marijuana. I have severe insomnia and anxiety issues that lead to other health problem like loss of appetite, compromised immune system, and other problems. The doctors here either want to give me some addictive nasty chemical drugs, or some damn antihistamines that just dont work. Marijuana works for me, yet in pursuing that I am considered a criminal. I dont steal, swindle, or anything that would hurt anyone yet I am a criminal. I dont see the laws changing here anytime soon, and the people will take a lot longer than that. All that being said, I love the outdoors. I enjoy just about anything in nature. Where I live now is a truly awesome place for the outdoors, and I dont want to give that up. My ultimate thing would be to find a small town where you can get out at night and walk around, enjoy the air, and dont have to have a car to do every little thing. I am trying to sell my wife on this idea. She has no problem with the marijuana but I want to find a place she will love. We enjoy the same things pretty much, nature, music, arts, dining. I plan on visiting your state within the next six months or so, and possibly checking out the job market while I am out there. The wife works for a large retailer and could most likely get transferred without a problem. Where would you guys recommend staying for a visit given the love of nature? We are more the laid back nature loving types, and prefer a more relaxed, country setting. Of coarse the chance to score some good smoke while I am there would be cool to, but I know that isnt always easy without a card and isnt a requirement. What is the cost of living like? We pay about $600 a month here for a small place, is that close to what rentals go for in the less urban areas?