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01/10/2007 11:21:58 AM · #1
Yes, there is a fair amount of good mexican food. We have a moderately large hispanic population (well, large for anywhere outside the southwest).
01/10/2007 10:59:33 AM · #2
Got it, no umbrella shopping!

Anyone need any sunscreen or a rattlesnake bite kit?

I don't eat seafood or drink coffee, will they let me in?

Any good Mexican resturants or chili shops up there?
01/10/2007 05:17:26 AM · #3
When I first moved to Oregon I saw a commercial for one of the area colleges. It was graduates walking up to get their diploma in the pouring rain. One girl had an umbrella. The guy handing out the diploma went to hand her the diploma and took it back. The girl took down her umbrella, and the guy handed the diploma to her.

Umbrellas are for newbs.

=)
01/09/2007 09:44:24 PM · #4
Originally posted by DrAchoo:

haha, sell them here. Don't you know that Seattle buys more sunglasses per capital than any other large city in the US? Apparently we use them so infrequently that we lose them before the next time we need them so we have to go out and buy more.

I'd hold on to the sunglasses if you plan to spend any amount of time around the water. But right -- umbrellas would just blow away. Get a good raincoat or poncho -- REI Coop is based in the area, and usually has good prices and products : )
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The Olympic Peninsula is west of Seattle, on the other side of Puget Sound. You can drive around via Tacoma or take a ferry across. This was actually taken from the train just south of Tacoma.

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01/09/2007 09:13:59 PM · #5
Originally posted by LoudDog:

I have to go umbrella shopping now.


I can only really speak for Vancouver (BC) ...but this is the pacific northwest. Umbrellas are for losers. We wear gore-tex instead.

Message edited by author 2007-01-09 21:14:54.
01/09/2007 07:41:47 PM · #6
Originally posted by LoudDog:

Nobody uses umbrellas here... ;) those are the tourists.


cool that will save me a few bucks! I'm selling all my sunglasses on ebay though! [/quote]

haha, sell them here. Don't you know that Seattle buys more sunglasses per capital than any other large city in the US? Apparently we use them so infrequently that we lose them before the next time we need them so we have to go out and buy more.
01/09/2007 07:37:41 PM · #7
Originally posted by DrAchoo:

Originally posted by LoudDog:

The job offer is in and it looks like we're moving to Seattle! We'll probably be moving up there mid to late Feb.

I'm looking forward to exploring a new area and lots of photo outings!!!

I have to go umbrella shopping now.


Nobody uses umbrellas here... ;) those are the tourists.


cool that will save me a few bucks! I'm selling all my sunglasses on ebay though!
01/09/2007 07:14:52 PM · #8
Originally posted by DrAchoo:

Originally posted by LoudDog:

The job offer is in and it looks like we're moving to Seattle! We'll probably be moving up there mid to late Feb.

I'm looking forward to exploring a new area and lots of photo outings!!!

I have to go umbrella shopping now.


Nobody uses umbrellas here... ;) those are the tourists.


Could be handy
01/09/2007 07:11:15 PM · #9
Originally posted by LoudDog:

The job offer is in and it looks like we're moving to Seattle! We'll probably be moving up there mid to late Feb.

I'm looking forward to exploring a new area and lots of photo outings!!!

I have to go umbrella shopping now.


Nobody uses umbrellas here... ;) those are the tourists.
01/09/2007 07:11:13 PM · #10
Wait, so this "Friend" was really you. Hmmmmmm, I feel a need to report you for being deceptive to the DPC community.

My "friend" expect some swift and immediate SC Justice headed your way.

:)

Message edited by author 2007-01-09 19:11:58.
01/09/2007 07:07:54 PM · #11
The job offer is in and it looks like we're moving to Seattle! We'll probably be moving up there mid to late Feb.

I'm looking forward to exploring a new area and lots of photo outings!!!

I have to go umbrella shopping now.
12/03/2006 10:33:37 PM · #12
Originally posted by jbsmithana:

The area from North Seattle north to Arlington

Also MUCH cheaper to live North of Everett. I don't know if evryone sells weed up there though. ;-)
12/03/2006 10:32:25 PM · #13
I lived in the Mill Creek area for 4 years so I know all about that convergence zone. It drizzles all the time with occasional 5 minute sunbreaks! The rain is misty and very pretty, but it does drive some people bananas...I happen to like it, especially over the snow that I have now in Eastern Washington.

You might consider Mt Vernon as an option or Arlington..all nice areas, but they are also located in the convergence zone. You will never have to water your lawn again that's for sure.

12/03/2006 10:18:03 PM · #14
Tina

The area from North Seattle north to Arlington is called the convergence zone. That means it is where weather systems meet most of the time. That equates to more clouds and more rain. The area includes Marysville and Everett.

If you are going to work in Everett you might want to consider moving even further north and closer to Puget Sound. Once you get to around Anacortes and North Camano and Whidbey Islands you are in the rain shadow (caused by the systems splitting around the Olympic Mts) which means far less rain.

Moving south is not an option because that will put you in horrible traffic. Now if you are working in South Everett / Mukilteo then you will have traffic problems whether you live north or south and will likely have to live in the covergence zone.

Hope this helps.

BTW - if interested here are some shots around W. Washington. There are more sprinkled through my other folders and on my Smugmug site.

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12/03/2006 09:35:00 PM · #15
Originally posted by tfaust:

Originally posted by heathen:

If I didn't already live in a great town I'd move there in a heartbeat.

I don't know anything about Lakewood, but Colorado is high on my list of places to go! I don't blame you for being content right where you are... :-)


Lakewood is just a western suburb (sort of) of Denver...so, for the purposes of this discussion I meant Denver :)
12/03/2006 09:30:04 PM · #16
Originally posted by md8speed:

Originally posted by wavelength:

The only two things I've heard about Seattle is that it rains ALL the time, and that everyone will sell you weed and the cops don't care, if you're into that sort of thing.


As you know, all stereotypes are inherently false ;)


Yes, and Texans don't like guns and 4x4s, in that order. :P
12/03/2006 09:21:30 PM · #17
Originally posted by wavelength:

The only two things I've heard about Seattle is that it rains ALL the time, and that everyone will sell you weed and the cops don't care, if you're into that sort of thing.


As you know, all stereotypes are inherently false ;)
12/03/2006 09:12:36 PM · #18
The only two things I've heard about Seattle is that it rains ALL the time, and that everyone will sell you weed and the cops don't care, if you're into that sort of thing.

Otherwise, for a photographer, Olympic, Mount St. Helens, Ranier, Canon Beach. ::drool:: And with all the potheads the street photography must be great. ;)
12/03/2006 09:05:08 PM · #19
Originally posted by heathen:

If I didn't already live in a great town I'd move there in a heartbeat.

I don't know anything about Lakewood, but Colorado is high on my list of places to go! I don't blame you for being content right where you are... :-)
12/03/2006 03:30:27 PM · #20
Originally posted by riversong:

My daughter's teacher told their class last week, Seattle is the smartest city in America.....Masters....with the second city being San Francisco, third city being San Diego.


That's true...at least, according to this article.

I think it says somewhere in there that 17% hold Masters. Pretty impressive, but those sort of figures are going to be high in any city with a strong IT industry.

For the record, I absolutely adore Seattle and have nothing but the most fond memories of my visits there. If I didn't already live in a great town I'd move there in a heartbeat.
12/03/2006 02:58:40 PM · #21
Originally posted by BeeCee:

Originally posted by tfaust:

Actually the proximity to Canada (even more specifically Victoria) is one of the many things I'm excited about for our possible move to Washington... more specifically Everett.


A VERY good reason for moving! ;) (bold is my addition, btw)


Love Victoria! I actually live in Port Angeles which is a one-hour ferry ride to Victoria and a two-hour drive/ferry to Seattle. I have one neighbor here who works for Microsoft and telecommutes four days a week. Has to go to Redmond once a week. Not bad and, by the way, Port Angeles is much-much dryer than Seattle.
12/03/2006 02:50:50 PM · #22
My daughter's teacher told their class last week, Seattle is the smartest city in America.....Masters....with the second city being San Francisco, third city being San Diego.

anyhow, Seattle is very pricey. Marysville would be over an hour drive to Seattle proper. Good luck with your search, let me know if I can help you futher.
12/03/2006 02:50:30 PM · #23
Originally posted by tfaust:

Actually the proximity to Canada (even more specifically Victoria) is one of the many things I'm excited about for our possible move to Washington... more specifically Everett.


A VERY good reason for moving! ;) (bold is my addition, btw)
12/03/2006 02:42:10 PM · #24
Seattle is a bit pricey for housing but other than that, it is one awesome place.

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12/03/2006 02:38:04 PM · #25
Thanks Darlene, Paul and Mark!

We are very excited for the opportunity, I'm just worried about finding a good house at a decent price in a nice city.

Marysville definately has the housing opportunities I'm looking for but I've heard a mix of good and bad about it the city. I've heard nothing negative about Lake Stevens and I found housing that would work, but the lots are small. I'd love some additional feedback about the city itself...

Edit: I've lived in Arizona for 28 years and when we moved here I was too young to know better about housing and such - so this is the first time I've had to really investigate an area completely foreign to me.

Message edited by author 2006-12-03 14:40:01.
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