I love that I live in the US with all the benefits and freedoms we enjoy.
I love living on the west coast where people are generally friendly, casual, environmentally aware and oh-so-laid back.
I love living in Washington state where we enjoy marine weather in the west, desert-like weather in the east, grow yummy apples and have a blossoming wine industry. Washington is urban and progressive, rural and farm country.
Lincoln Park, Seattle
Closer to home:
I love living in Seattle where I can be close to my boys.
I love living in Seattle because there's a view of mountains and water around almost every corner.
I love the wealth of activities - Pike Place Market, Seattle Center, Arboretum, beaches, mountains, skiing, boating, professional sports (we might bring back the NBA too!), plays, art galleries and more and more!
Seattle skyline after addition of new ferris wheel
I love seeing Mt. Rainier's snowy top dominating the horizon on clear days.
Gorgeous Mt. Rainier
I love green. Green trees, green grass, green attitude - it's all so green!
I love the mild weather - not 90 in the summers, not freezing and snowy in the winter - yet we have distinct seasons.
I love living 15 minutes from work, 20 minutes from my kids, 15 minutes to the airport, 10 minutes to the beach, 60 minutes to the mountains, 20 minutes to downtown - in other words, convenience!
The beach 10 minutes from my home
I love the space in our home - literally plenty of square footage.
Light - I love the light from all the big windows.
Art room - for the first time ever I have a room dedicated to creativity!
I love sitting at my computer, looking out to my big back yard and garden, delighting in my flowers.
More than any of the other things, I love the man I share where I live with.
If this doesn't make you want to live in Seattle, I've done something wrong! :) Now I can't wait to read about what others love about where they live.