October's Virtual Paintout is in sunny San Miguel de Allende, Mexico!
Using Google Maps to pick a location, is actually harder than you might think, because, basically, you're limited to actual street views – i.e. the view from the camera on top of the Google car. You're basically planting your canvas right in the middle of the street.
That said, it is still fun to go scout around a place I've never actually been to and pick a scene to render. Fun!