Friday, August 17, 2012

Lucky we live... Washington?

Today is supposed to be a scorcher! It's already 70 degrees outside and it's only 10:00 am.  It is supposed to get up into the mid-90's.  But, this rare heatwave got me thinking about how thankful I am to be living in the beautiful Pacific Northwest! As you may or may not know, I grew up on the gorgeous island of Kauai in Hawaii.  You can't really compare Hawaii to anything else because it is really in a league of it's own.  But, they had a saying there, "Lucky we live Hawaii". 

Kalalau Valley, on our 2009 trip to Kauai
...and it really made me think that I am so happy to be living in Seattle.  The weather is pretty mild {although if  there is a 1 inch of snow on the ground, I am pretty terrified to drive but that's pretty standard}.  On the East Coast it is like 90-100 degrees all summer {or that's what it seems like to an outsider}.  I really like being close to the water and mountains and all that good stuff.  Yeah, it does rain occasionally a lot, but it hasn't rained in almost a month and I think when it's out of sight, it's out of mind... so I am not complaining.  August is usually the best {read: warmest} month of the year.  So, I am enjoying it while it lasts!  I guess the point I am making is that Washington is really pretty too. It's no Hawaii, but it is pretty nice.

Magnola viewpoint
Magnolia viewpoint, to the other direction
  Stay cool, Seattle!

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