No worries, I'm not quite as clueless as my topic suggests! Soon to be srna, I'm actually one of those who looks forward to moving to a more rural setting. I used to be a park ranger (Yosemite) before I came to nursing so I enjoy being in quiet, less-developed areas.
However, I was born and raised in Southern CA so my idea of rural may be a bit skewed. Could you list some specific places that would be considered "rural" so I can get a better idea of what life might be like? I'm thinking if a town is big enough to have surgical services, it can't be THAT small, right?