Idaho? I think I've heard of that place. Isn't is kind of chilly up there about now? Also had not heard of any Navy
bases up there but what do I know?
If you have the option of going east or west coast
to starting a cruising career I would suggest east coast
as offering more, easy options to start out. West coast
generally has fewer ports
and fewer places to anchor
a boat, higher costs and more demanding sailing conditions. East coast
in general more options to start small and work your way up to bigger trips in easy steps. Also more options for less expensive marinas
and probably more boats on the market.