Very, true, Vagabond! Acutally, my boyfriend teases me about living in what he calls "the poor man's Rohan," and I tease him right back about living in the poor man's Northfarthing (southern Idaho, land of potatoes and cheerful but insular farmers thereof). Ironically, his area looks more like the Peter Jackson version of Rohan than mine does. The last time I visited I took some pictures of the Snake River valley that look like Aragorn, Legolas, and Gimli ought to come running into the frame. Gorgeous place! (Also, much like the filming location for Edoras, VERY windy... almost lost my hairtie...)
Thanks for the avi compliment! Your googly-eyed one is rather amusing, too!