Michael and I live in Los Angeles but he is from Montana and I am from Pennsylvania. We don't like living in the city and enjoy getting away from all the commotion to enjoy the outdoors. We find that on nice weekends our local hiking areas are packed with people and parking can still be an issue so when we go away we like wide open spaces, minimal people, and minimal traffic. We have two adult dogs, Jack and Teddy, that sometimes travel with us. They are both 20 pound Corgi mixes and are both crate trained.