fantastic! i'm actually rather jealous. the area i live in is smack-dab in the middle of 2 of the largest metropolises in the country, and the lights make it impossible to see the milky way at night any nighttime long exposure photos tend to have a reddish glow to the sky and little or no detail in it (sky-wise).
wow. that's awesome. one of these days i'll manage a good old-fashioned retreat - lol. my dad lives in the mountains of montana (about 3000 miles or so away) i'd love to go visit and of course bring the camera! i can't wait to see the night sky there - they don't call it "big sky country" for nothing
i'm a big fan of old places/buildings in general. whether they're maintained and still functioning or in various states of disrepair/ruins. i find them fascinating. cities are good for finding the former. every now and then i'll head into the city and usually what i photograph there is the architecture. but i don't go into the city much, i tend to like my quieter, lower key, in-between-two-cities, little hamlet better.