Wednesday, February 01, 2012


On Tuesday, I left the sunny Southwest for the Pacific Northwest on a late afternoon flight.  The desert was fun but it was time to get back to real life.  Afterall, I have a job and friends and a house to ... dust.

The flight was great.  I poured over Lucky and Real Simple magazines, I got only ONE free cup of orange juice, I listened to my iPod, I made a huge to-do list of things to occupy my time until Dan gets home.  Descending through the clouds, I felt the corners of my mouth twitch into a smile as I saw the snow-capped Olympics, the majestic Cascades, and the dark green cone-shapes of evergreen trees that fill the terrain.  I am home.

I loved the desert, the sun and 75° weather and wearing tank tops in January!  I loved seeing the Grand Canyon and meeting new friends.

But, for some reason, I love it here.  I like bundling up in winter [and not dying of heat stroke every summer] and I love my hundred-year-old house and all its character.

Thinking of moving here?  Do it!  You'll like it.


  1. It looks SO beautiful! I'd love to live on the West Coast one day. PS: Your pictures are gorgeeeous!

    1. Thank you! I love where I live. Yes, it rains, but it's the most beautiful place on the earth. You want desert, rainforest, mountains, ocean, cities, suburbs, and country --- move here! We have it all.

  2. That does look amazing! I'm with you on the clothing front. I like living somewhere where you can wear a hoodie or layers all year round and you don't freeze to death or burn up too often. Glad you're home safe and sound.

  3. Tacoma is gorgeous! Especially Browns Point. I could live there!


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