Welcome. Hopefully you can find much inspiration and support here. It must be hard running a dojo. Hope to take on that challenge one day myself when time and ability permits it.
Must admit that I don't know where MD is - not being a US citizen theses things are a little bit out of my usual scope
However the Mt. part I get and i guess it must be great living close to mountains. Where I come from it's FLAT all around and though that nature is pretty I would reckon that secluded mountains would be a good place to ponder on aikido, life and other important issues.
Welcome to the forum.
- Jørgen Jakob