II moved to the West coast 2 years, having lived in New England for 40 years, and totally love it here! I LOVE to cook when I am cooking for more than myself! I tend not to cook if it's just me, or stick with more boxed stuff! It's just easier. I won't be around much for a while, but will be on the road, driving a truck! I keep thinking about how I will be able to cook while we are out there! I know there are slow-cookers, and that I can get a microwave and there's even a12-volt oven that you can use, so it will be an experience! Wish us luck!!