oh! and i've also been really into Great Northern!!!! i heard a song of theirs in a car commercial and someone had mentioned on another board I'm on that it was them and i clicked 2 and 2 together and now i'm obsessed.
oh man! it sucks that you cant go far from where you are becuase maui has the best corses on earth.
i think miami has some nice ones, if i'm not mistaken! plus there's lots to do there and it's really lovely at times.
as a woman who is a little bit older than you, but not by much, i wouldnt worry about the pain in your knees too much. i get that a lot, but it's not arthritis. i think that it just happens from standing a lot... i would try some yogo stretches.