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Mon Feb 6, 2023, 11:26 PM

Why I live in Washington staate

1. Liberal values where woke goes to thrive
2. Probably the best air in the U.S. Check out ratings for Bellingham
3. Water: around us and in the air
4. Abortion: choice and not religious influence
5. Effective governor
6. Natural beauty until you get near Idaho
7. No state income tax
8. World-class university in Seattle (check the ratings)
9. Fish. You buy salmon/halibut at very, very reasonable prices. This isn't Oklahoma
10. You don't carry AR-15s on the street. This isn't a MAGA state
11. Donald Trump doesn't visit and Sarah Hillbilly Sanders has no idea where we are
12. Asians. Good people who bring so much value to our Left Coast communities
13. People of color. You actually greet them at the local pub, and they greet you because there are no Confederate flags here
14. Mild winters, lack of sun. This is when we travel
15. Trees grow here at massive heights
16. Close to Hawaii
17. Innovation. Microsoft, Boeing, Amazon, Costco, Fluke, Starbucks, Alaka Airlines, Expedia, REI
18. Finally, no tornadoes or hurricanes. An earthquake every 30-40 years

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Reply Why I live in Washington staate (Original post)
Eddie18 Feb 2023 OP
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Faux pas Feb 2023 #1
cilla4progress Feb 2023 #2
montanacowboy Feb 2023 #3
Tikki Feb 2023 #25
Cha Feb 2023 #4
Eddie18 Feb 2023 #5
Cha Feb 2023 #13
ShazzieB Feb 2023 #26
Cha Feb 2023 #28
ShazzieB Feb 2023 #39
Skittles Feb 2023 #6
Eddie18 Feb 2023 #7
Skittles Feb 2023 #8
Mr. Evil Feb 2023 #27
leftieNanner Feb 2023 #20
Ferryboat Feb 2023 #29
Skittles Feb 2023 #35
BWdem4life Feb 2023 #9
Eddie18 Feb 2023 #10
BWdem4life Feb 2023 #11
Skittles Feb 2023 #36
Cracklin Charlie Feb 2023 #12
C Moon Feb 2023 #14
Aristus Feb 2023 #15
CanonRay Feb 2023 #16
calimary Feb 2023 #23
sabrams Feb 2023 #17
Skittles Feb 2023 #37
SeattleVet Feb 2023 #18
SunSeeker Feb 2023 #19
Eddie18 Feb 2023 #41
SunSeeker Feb 2023 #45
ancianita Feb 2023 #21
vercetti2021 Feb 2023 #22
Joe Nation Feb 2023 #24
samnsara Feb 2023 #30
Stargazer99 Feb 2023 #31
samnsara Feb 2023 #32
Eddie18 Feb 2023 #42
samnsara Feb 2023 #33
3Hotdogs Feb 2023 #34
Eddie18 Feb 2023 #43
marked50 Feb 2023 #38
we can do it Feb 2023 #40
Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin Feb 2023 #44
demigoddess Feb 2023 #46

Response to Eddie18 (Original post)

Mon Feb 6, 2023, 11:41 PM

1. I

love It here in Washington

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Response to Eddie18 (Original post)

Mon Feb 6, 2023, 11:46 PM

2. I'm over here toward Idaho.



It's a subtle but transcendent beauty!

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Response to Eddie18 (Original post)

Mon Feb 6, 2023, 11:47 PM

3. Yep

if we could only cut off the eastern part of the State and give it to Idaho. I can't think of any other state I would rather live in. Montana has gone the way of the DoDo bird since I lived there. They have really lost their minds over there.

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Response to montanacowboy (Reply #3)

Tue Feb 7, 2023, 02:22 AM

25. Why we left Eastern Washington State...

53 years ago...

...It bears little resemblance to Western Washington in
most capacities.

The Tikkis

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Response to Eddie18 (Original post)

Mon Feb 6, 2023, 11:51 PM

4. Cool that you can appreciate

living in your state so much!

Sounds like mine Only we deal with Hurricanes once in awhile.

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Response to Cha (Reply #4)

Mon Feb 6, 2023, 11:53 PM

5. Ukranian flag

thnx my mom was Ukranian

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Response to Eddie18 (Reply #5)

Tue Feb 7, 2023, 12:57 AM

13. Aww..

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Response to Cha (Reply #4)

Tue Feb 7, 2023, 02:24 AM

26. Sounds a little like my state except without the mountains and the ocean views.

Nah, it doesn't sound much my state, except politically. Other than that, the winters suck and the scenery is a big snore.

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Response to ShazzieB (Reply #26)

Tue Feb 7, 2023, 04:02 AM

28. politically is important..

Don't you have a big lake around there?

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Response to Cha (Reply #28)

Tue Feb 7, 2023, 12:08 PM

39. Yes, there is a big lake around here somewhere, lol.

It's lovely, but just far enough away that I don't see it often enough.

And yes, politically is extremely important, especially these days when the red states are getting crazier and crazier all the time!

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Response to Eddie18 (Original post)

Mon Feb 6, 2023, 11:56 PM

6. well hello Eddie

you have just made me add Washington state as a possible retirement place

do you have any town recs?

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Response to Skittles (Reply #6)

Tue Feb 7, 2023, 12:01 AM

7. Places to live

Check out Edmonds by the Sound. Anywhere west of the Cascades. Housing is not cheap but neither is happiness. Imagine living in Oklahoma, Arkansas, Alabama, Florida with DeSantis, Missouri, the Dakotas, Kentucky, I could go on.

Our view in the morning are snow-capped Olympic Range, Puget Sound, Mount Baker, and visions of grandeur

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Response to Eddie18 (Reply #7)

Tue Feb 7, 2023, 12:21 AM

8. I live in Texas

so I am well-aware of red state hell

Wisconsin was my favorite pit-stop as a GI brat but I have soured on it because of the creeping GOP fascist influence there

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Response to Eddie18 (Reply #7)

Tue Feb 7, 2023, 02:45 AM

27. I live in Lexington, KY.

A progressive island surrounded by a sea of red but, some of the surrounding areas are coming around. Winchester has a large solar farm right next to I-64. Pikeville is unique in Appalachia as they are now promoting growing tourist interests (hiking, zip lines, boutique eateries, live music, etc.). Yes, we have McConnell, Paul, Comer and Massie but, we do have a very good Democratic governor in Andy Beshear. We're also an hour away (give or take) from Cincinnati and Louisville for more things to do. We also have one of the lowest costs of living in the country.

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Response to Skittles (Reply #6)

Tue Feb 7, 2023, 01:32 AM

20. We moved to Tacoma

Last August. Totally love it!

We are retired.

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Response to Skittles (Reply #6)

Tue Feb 7, 2023, 08:15 AM

29. May I suggest the following

If you ski Bellingham or Snohomish

If you want to participate in cultural events, sports, opera etc close to the metropolitan areas.

Otherwise out in the county. Rent for 6 months before you buy. It wouldn't be too hard to end up in a pocket of rw nutjobs. There are more than you would think.

Late August through late October is heaven on earth.

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Response to Ferryboat (Reply #29)

Tue Feb 7, 2023, 08:56 AM

35. I ski'd once, in Salt Lake City

I thought it was fun but not worth the cost / effort......too much work for me

definitely prefer city / burbs to rural

I already live around rightwing nutjobs, it's kind of a mission of mine to torment them.....

sample: old gal says to me, "I don't think homosexuals are natural." I looked at her like a bug in a jar and replied, "I don't think YOU'RE natural" and walked off

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Response to Eddie18 (Original post)

Tue Feb 7, 2023, 12:24 AM

9. Nice to have no state income tax, but

10.1% sales tax is regressive.

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Response to BWdem4life (Reply #9)

Tue Feb 7, 2023, 12:27 AM

10. OK

But if you want to get to heaven, you've got to raise a little hell. Agree on sales tax, go south to Oregon (no sales tax) and then come back to heaven

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Response to Eddie18 (Reply #10)

Tue Feb 7, 2023, 12:30 AM

11. Ya, it's just a minor quibble

Nice to see our state doing something about it in a way...

https://workingfamiliescredit.wa.gov/

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Response to Eddie18 (Reply #10)

Tue Feb 7, 2023, 08:59 AM

36. over 10%! they always get their money out of you one way or another

yes indeed

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Response to Eddie18 (Original post)

Tue Feb 7, 2023, 12:52 AM

12. 1 thing i really love about Washington?

Grapes!

The grapes in the grocery stores are impossibly delicious.

My husband thought the trees at our hotel were fake.

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Response to Eddie18 (Original post)

Tue Feb 7, 2023, 01:02 AM

14. The thing I just hate about Washington state...

I'm not living there.

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Response to Eddie18 (Original post)

Tue Feb 7, 2023, 01:04 AM

15. 100% true.

Itís why I love it here, too.

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Response to Eddie18 (Original post)

Tue Feb 7, 2023, 01:06 AM

16. Many of the same reasons I live in Oregon

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Response to CanonRay (Reply #16)

Tue Feb 7, 2023, 01:45 AM

23. Yep. The TREES!!! O. M. G. Oregon!

Weíre very happy up here, and the scenery canít be beat! Not a palm tree in sight, but I like the pines and firs MUCH better.

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Response to Eddie18 (Original post)

Tue Feb 7, 2023, 01:19 AM

17. I am here and not leaving

I move to WA 10 years ago and have no intention of leaving

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Response to sabrams (Reply #17)

Tue Feb 7, 2023, 09:00 AM

37. what's your story, sabrams

10 posts since 2017?

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Response to Eddie18 (Original post)

Tue Feb 7, 2023, 01:25 AM

18. Moved here in 1992 and still loving it!

Lots of community activity; we volunteer at the Seattle Aquarium (hit my 20-year anniversary there last year!) and Museum of Flight, and we're member/owners of a co-op brewery here in Seattle.

When I first moved here it was the beginning of the 'craft brew' movement. Now you can find some VERY good beer all around the country.

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Response to Eddie18 (Original post)

Tue Feb 7, 2023, 01:28 AM

19. How long does it take to fly to Hawaii from Seattle? nt

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Response to SunSeeker (Reply #19)

Tue Feb 7, 2023, 12:45 PM

41. Flying from Seattle to Hawaii

less than 6 hours. we prefer Kauai

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Response to Eddie18 (Reply #41)

Tue Feb 7, 2023, 02:31 PM

45. Thanks. That's about the same as L.A. to Hawaii (5.5 hours). nt

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Response to Eddie18 (Original post)

Tue Feb 7, 2023, 01:35 AM

21. Yay! And you've got one of the best governors in the country -- Jay Inslee!



I need to go to there. Leave DeathSantistan.

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Response to Eddie18 (Original post)

Tue Feb 7, 2023, 01:37 AM

22. Can i add?

My bestie lives there with her wife. I'd love to move there to be close to her.

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Response to Eddie18 (Original post)

Tue Feb 7, 2023, 01:53 AM

24. Just bought a home in Bellingham

I can vouch for everything said above. The microbrew here is fantastic also. Friendly people. Ocean views and snow capped mountains. Canada is a 15 minute drive. You gotta love this place. The housing prices are crazy though.

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Response to Eddie18 (Original post)

Tue Feb 7, 2023, 08:17 AM

30. i will never leave

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Response to Eddie18 (Original post)

Tue Feb 7, 2023, 08:20 AM

31. Ye gods, tell them they must develop fins before they get here (eternal rain)

quiet down will you

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Response to Eddie18 (Original post)

Tue Feb 7, 2023, 08:20 AM

32. legal pot, fresh sushi, Canada as a close neighbor in case we have to bolt

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Response to samnsara (Reply #32)

Tue Feb 7, 2023, 12:48 PM

42. Canada is close

Good point on Canada. It's very close in the event Trump or that moron DeSantis get elected. Read about Canada's gun bans. You can actually go to a public place without getting gunned down.

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Response to Eddie18 (Original post)

Tue Feb 7, 2023, 08:23 AM

33. AND the nations newest millionaire..anyone win the Powerball?

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Response to Eddie18 (Original post)

Tue Feb 7, 2023, 08:53 AM

34. Isn't eastern Washington kinda magaloonie?

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Response to 3Hotdogs (Reply #34)

Tue Feb 7, 2023, 12:51 PM

43. Spoakne area

yes. Both eastern Oregon and Washington is where we deposit the less educated and informed. And, they try to win statewide elections. GOP offered a woman called Tiffany Smiley for US Senator in 2022. she lost by more than 600K votes.

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Response to Eddie18 (Original post)

Tue Feb 7, 2023, 09:43 AM

38. And it's got Volcano's too.....

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Response to Eddie18 (Original post)

Tue Feb 7, 2023, 12:34 PM

40. We moved to Rehoboth Beach, Delaware from NE Ohio.

What a difference in peace of mind being here. Bought our house in 2013 after looking closely at maps with projected sea level rise. We are at 28 feet above sea level and we are now questioning if itís enough.

Have thoughts of changing coasts, we LOVE hiking in Washington! Also appreciate the diversity and seafood (yes we have gotten used to fresh at reasonable prices) and fresh craft beers - we live 2 blocks from original Dogfish brew pub. We are looking at Washington and Oregon.

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Response to Eddie18 (Original post)

Tue Feb 7, 2023, 02:24 PM

44. Lived here since 1961

With the exception of three years in the military.

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Response to Eddie18 (Original post)

Tue Feb 7, 2023, 06:49 PM

46. military sent us here after almost 7 years in Texas, and we loved the fact that our

handicapped daughter was accepted and taught well in the schools. And that the playmates of our sons treated her so nicely. They accepted her as a human being and was happy when she did things. One kid was happy to see her play with toy cars and go up and down the stairs, etc. The weather was wonderful too. Rain and more rain. All the time rain!!

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