I would not recommend Washington. I like eastern Wa well enough but the trouble with Wa is the west side has all the votes and those if us on the east side really dont have much say in anything. Also Wa has alot of higher taxes then most states (even worse then california). Wa also does a poor job at best of managing its wildlife. I rarely even hunt here. Im very close to Idaho and honestly I wish I lived on the other side of the border.