I want DC. He wants Montana. Where the HELL will we live?!

My husband and I agree on a lot of things.

A deep love of books, for instance.
A passion for travel.
The number of kids we'd like to have.
Creme brulee. (We both agree it is very delicious.)
Politics. (Well, mostly agree.)

Of course, there are a lot of things we disagree on as well.

What types of books we read. (Me = Fiction. Him = Non-fiction)
What sort of TV shows we like. 
And where we should settle down.

See, Justin grew up in rural Indiana (AKA The Boondocks) so he loves wide open spaces and lots of land that sprawls outward for acres upon acres. On the other hand, I grew up right outside of Washington, DC (AKA Awesomeness) and so I love metropolitan areas with yummy ethnic restaurants, plenty of things to do, and a healthy minority population so I don't feel like an Asian freak.

Due to our very different upbringings, Justin and I have had a really hard time figuring out where we should eventually settle down and raise our large brood of two children. He wants Montana or New Mexico. I want Maryland or Virginia or DC. We. Cannot. Agree.

But we can try to compromise, right? And so, we've been brainstorming ideas on where we should live.  We think Denver could be a good compromise.

Or Portland, Oregon.

Maybe I could grow to love the mountains and open spaces and the West? Hmm... As long as there's good restaurants and an Anthropologie!

Of course, the best case scenario would be for me to sell my book for a million dollars so we can spend half the year in Old Town Alexandria (the cutest city ever just south of DC) and half the year in western Montana. Now THAT would be pure awesomeness. 

Old Town!

Beautiful Missoula!

So where would you settle down if money wasn't a factor? And where do you think Justin and I should live? :)