Please need help choosing the right telescope
Also, you should find a star party near you and go. You can check all kinds of scopes there and take a look thru them. Lots of folks there to help you out also.
The scope you mentioned is ok, but a bit small. The basic beginner scope is a 6" dobsonian. $200 dollars. DO NOT get anything with a .965 eyepiece size. 1.25 is ok...if you end up getting an 8" or bigger scope, make sure it has a 2" eyepiece adapter.