Northern California: rural town, 15,000 people, nestled in the mountains. Pros: beautiful, interesting scenery, great hiking and fishing, good living situation, amazing weather. Cons: 2100 mile drive, working all shifts, some high-stress complications regarding licensure and start date.
Southeastern Wisconsin: City on Lake Michigan, in between Milwaukee and Chicago. Pros: lots to do, only an hour drive from here, could choose our own apartment, only a day away from home, close to friends in Chicago. Cons: Still in Wisconsin, still freezing cold, even more ridiculously windy.
Northeastern Arizona: Tiny town in an Indian Reservation. Pros: wonderful weather, within driving distance from the Grand Canyon and other fantastic sights, GREAT pay, could visit my grandparents in Phoenix, good hospital, great experience. Cons: 1500 mile drive, not much to do in town, would live for three months in a hotel room with just a microwave and mini-refrigerator.
These are our top three options at the moment. Brandon has officially been offered the one in California, but hasn't talked to the other two yet. So what do you think?