Well, that is one great post from a discussion board newbie! I remember the first time I ever made a post on a discussion board ... I was scared to death to hit the Reply button ... now they can't shut me up!
It sounds from your post that Albuquerque might be a perfect fit for you and your husband! I hope you get lots of responses from the members here. They have so much good information, and I have learned so much from this forum.
(P.S. I am an RN too, and have been semi-retired for a few years now, but I know there is a big nursing shortage in NM, and I am considering looking for something part-time when I move there.)