I think the Dobsonian 6" is an excellent first scope choice. And maybe excellent second, third, and fourth choice. It's a good aperture and portable with quick setup.
You can get better eyepiece access if you or your husband are handy enough to affix the bottom of the dob to a three legged stool. Altitude goes a long way to help aging necks point these things. My son put his 4.5" Star Blast on a tripod/alt-az mount and it transformed the instrument from a curiosity to a fun tool to have out observing. As sold, the Star Blast comes up to an adult's knees and you have to get on your knees to have a look.
I'm very much a fan of equatorial mounts, but if you want to prioritize eyepiece access and ease of finding to objects here is something like this:
which however gets into higher budget, greater complexity, power supply, and depending on region, dew control. But the eyepiece is always in an easy position and the neck-craning is reduced to practically zero.
I like this review of different beginner telescopes because the discussion is intelligent and gives you a sense of different options with pros and cons. Your choice, the starter dob, is in there, but as an 8 inch instead of a 6 inch. Wirecutter is open access (no subscription) as far as I know.
Edited by gnowellsct, 15 January 2023 - 02:36 PM.