Diversions
5:12 pm
Mon July 9, 2012

10 reasons you should NOT move to the Northwest in July (it's complicated)

Mostly, we’re thinking of your mental health a couple months from now.

You come here in July and August and it’s glorious: There’s two snow-capped mountain ranges, a couple of towering volcanos, lively outdoor markets, flowers and greenery, an expanse of blue water every which way you turn ... miles of lake, Sound and ocean beaches ...

Then come the other 10 months.

Now, here’s the other 9 photos/reasons that clearly demonstrate why a person should not move here in July

No. 2: It’s a lot of fun in the sun, sure ...

No. 3: A little crowded and for a good reason, fishing without a parka or wetsuit ... Just keep ‘em handy!

No. 4: Lucky day for a yard sale, they’re rare!

No. 5: There’s a reason for this lighthouse at Browns Point, and it’s not just the dark nights ...

No. 6: Join the tourists and marvel at the water, the cranes and ferries, and then ...

No. 7: You can just hear the water lapping at the side of the boat, but ...

No. 8: A summer hike up into Mount Rainier works wonders for the mind, but ...

No. 9: No shirts, no shoes and hot concrete, yeah but ...

No. 10: We can’t stand this photo. So, we’re going out to take some more!

(Okay, we just wanted to show some sunny-day photos ... but we got to feeling all Northwest about it.)

 

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