My wife is retiring in June and, with most of our family having migrated to the Kansas City area, for various reasons, we have sorta started looking into a possible move to the area, too. She would like to continue teaching in some reduced way but not as a full time teacher. What I'm looking for are smallish towns (under 40,000 for sure) that are at least 25 miles out and no more than 75 miles or so away from KC. Kansas OR Missouri isn't an important factor but (he-he) I like to ride hills and pretty places so THAT IS important. My wife doesn't ride so she really doesn't much care where we decide to look, just so long as it's within an hour or so from the kids and is a place that may offer her some meaningful but reduced-schedule teaching. I'm not going to stop working but am a photographer and can set up pretty much anyplace without too much difficulty. I've done a very little computer research on this but would prefer to hear from folks in the area and then check them out during one of our several upcoming visits. We're coming up next weekend for the Chiefs-Cowboys game and will have all day on Saturday and Monday to do our first scouting trips...help us out with a few places to consider, thanks!....oh, by the way, GO CHIEFS!