When I think of connected I think of the Puget Sound. There are islands and peninsulas that need to connect to the mainland. The favorite way to travel to Seattle from anywhere in the Sound is by boat or ferry. For some people these modes of transportation are their only option to get to work. Imagine if all you had to do was walk onto a ferry and enjoy the ride. No one would have a terrible day!


You must Love Football!

Hawks Pride

Yesterday was the last preseason game for the Seahawks. The ferry headed for downtown was riddled with Seahawks fans (and 2 Raiders fans that felt a little out-of-place). This little guy caught my eye as he was running around on the upper deck with his sister. I’m sure he wanted to have this done to his head, because well… it looks pretty cool! But it brings up a question, should we thrust our fandom on our children?

California Girl in Washington

I was born and raised in Sacramento, California. Two years ago my husband had an opportunity to be relocated to the place he grew up in, Washington. We sat down and talked it over. Then we talked it over with our oldest. Everyone thought it was a great idea to move (we all hated the heat).

We moved to Puyallup, Washington three days after Christmas. It was cold and rainy and I loved it.

I still love it. The town is great, hell the entire Seattle area is great. It takes my breath away every time we go downtown. The people are quirky and eccentric. The architecture is amazing. It is a huge city but you don’t feel like it is when you are out wandering around. I feel at home here in a way that I never did in Sacramento. It is beautiful here even in the winter, everywhere you look there are trees.

Are there things I would change? Of course! The idiot politicians in Olympia are trying to institute a “road tax” for the entire state. Yes a road tax. Meaning citizens would be taxed every time they drive on roads in Washington. The pilot program for this actually passed and is being implemented soon. Their justification for this is that the gas tax in use now isn’t generating enough revenue because of all the gas efficient cars out there. So they had to figure out another way to tax us.

Even with the road tax looming in the future, I don’t want to live anywhere else.