You do live in the Pacific Northwest and that's probably as close as you can get.
I'm from Allentown,Pa. and we've traveled to all the State on either the wing or in the pick-up and camper. There are a lot of beautiful places out there, but I can't say I found anything nicer for US then our 10 Slice of Paradise.
In July 2002 I tried to talk my Brother Jim into coming out here but he wouldn't fly after 911, But offered me a deal He would cover all expenses for me to fly back to Allentown and we would drive his 86 T-bird that only 40,000 miles, ok it was a deal. To make a long story short, I flew back to Pa. and the next day we headed out. we took 6 days to drive out here. When we pulled on the yard it was the first time he seen our place. He turned to me and said.
"Ron; Heaven Can Wait, I've found Paradise." It's not a Fancy place but we love it.
So I noticed my post count about a half hour ago as I was catching up on the Active Topics. You think my fingers would feel a little tired. This forum is very informative and fun. Everyone is pretty well behaved and shows respect for each other. We have made some great friendships and had lots of laughs, so I am just getting warmed up. 6k here it is.