I am trying to figure out where I want to live on the island. At the moment I live close to Winslow Way. I like it because of the closeness to shopping, the movie theater and many of the events that make life here interesting.
On the other hand, there are a couple neighborhoods that are especially attractive because of the view of Mount Rainier. We don’t see the Mountain all that often, especially during the winter, but on clear, sunny days the view is inspiring.
It was Mount Rainier that changed my mind about living in the Pacific Northwest. When I was 11 or 12 my parents decided we were moving to Seattle from Eau Claire, Wisconsin. I came under protest.
The first day I was here, my older cousin told me to go outside and play because it was a beautiful day. Right! Overcast and drizzle in June was a beautiful day. In Eau Claire the days were warm, sunny and cloudless.
Anyway, my uncle took us for a drive the next Saturday, which happened to be warm, bright and sunny. That’s when I saw the Mountain for the first time. I decided to give Seattle a second look.
As for moving to a new neighborhood on the Island, I am torn. I like being close to the downtown experience but I also like the idea of an established, quiet neighborhood with a view of the Mountain.
I don’t think it matters much where we live as long as Terri gets a kitchen that takes up two-thirds of the house.
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