Work out: This is what happens when I run 3.5 miles for the first time in 3 months. Intimacy with my treadmill. And don't worry, I am not trapped in a dungeon, I venture to the basement of my own free will. It's really not that bad, it's just not the most photogenic basement around.
I am almost sorry for making you look at my sweaty head, but you did willingly come to this blog and I don't know what else you have come to expect? If this is your first time stopping by, I guess I am sorry.
Moving right along to the adventure portion of this post, wahoo! When I say adventure, what I really mean is we need help finding our next home. It is again the time of year when Frank starts looking for jobs in his field (Fisheries and Wildlife Management). It's pretty difficult to get a permanent job in that field if you 1.) are at all picky about where you live or 2.) don't have a few years experience doing seasonal work.
Since I'll graduate with my Master's of Social Work in May, we will be free to move anywhere our little hearts desire. That's where YOU come in! We are looking for super cool places that we don't even know about yet for Frank to apply for jobs. Since social work is flexible and I think I will be able to find a job reasonably easily (knock on wood), Frank gets to lead this time (I am reserving veto power). Please, please share the coolest places you have lived or visited so we can research the area and job market!
Here's where we've already been:
Michigan! Michigan means family, lakes, snow and old friends. And also no jobs. I mean, you've heard about Michigan, right? Oh, Michigan also means dirt roads around my parents' farm where I have logged 1,000s of wonderful running miles.
Montana. We both loved our jobs in Montana and the state is gorgeous...although where we lived was a bit deserty and hot for us.
Minnesota. Minnesota is very us. We love Lake Superior, the cold and snow, the parks in our city, and Minnesotan's accents, which I have not acquired. ;)
Oregon! The ocean, the mountains, the redwoods, the running, the hiking, the hippies :) We loved Oregon.
We love outdoorsy activities, public land, and actual changing seasons. We don't mind rain but can't so much handle heat, and lakes/rivers/oceans and trees make us very happy.
So, what city/state/region should we try to move to??
Where is the coolest place you've ever lived?