The beautiful Pacific Northwest.
An area so green that Seattle is called, “The Emerald City.”
And the one thing not in the brochures?
Now I know that there are places throughout the American states that have had snow fall this May. Not meaning to make light of their plight, but how often does that happen? Hmmm, not enough it seems because it was all over the news. Either it’s been a really slow year for “The News,” or these snow storms are just plain out of the ordinary.
Do you want to know what IS MOST DEFINITELY ordinary for the Pacific Northwest? Cold and rain for 9 months solid.
Our weather is the sole reason we have a coffee shop on every corner. Heck, we even have multiple Starbucks in the same intersection! One wouldn’t want to have to cross the street, forced to forgo the protection of the shop fronts’ awnings. Nope, not here.
I am just venting because I really do love it here, but I could go for some warm, dry weather right about now. We still get out in it, like the visit to a waterfront park below, but who wants to bundle up this late in the year?
Above is Danger and her pals relaxing at the Gene Coulon Memorial Beach Park after their mommies got in some exercise. While the moms enjoyed some chit chat and some clam chowder from Ivar’s, some of the babes napped. Danger, however, pointed out
that flew within 20 miles of our location. It’s cute at first. At first.
I’m actually thankful that this kid doesn’t mind being out when the weather is nasty. If that were the case, we’d never go anywhere for a good portion of the year!
It’s the first day of June and I think we might have finally pushed through it… Until our regular two weeks of straight rain in July.
I hope your days are sunny and bright!
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