Welcome to the new Wednesday format – Wordy Wednesday. This is the day I talk a lot – well – maybe just talk. It’s the day I’ll tell you why I love living in the North West, a green a beautiful part of the US. I’ll show you some of my favorite photos of the area (one’s I’ve taken) so you can see how beautiful it is. And did I mention I love living here?
We have iconic places to eat
and amazing examples of a variety of cultures
I live smack dab in the middle of the upper Willamette Valley of Oregon. I’m just north of Salem and south of Portland.
An hour and a half to the west is the Ocean
and an hour and a half to the east is the upper dessert.
We have the full gamut of weather (although none terribly extreme). Of course there is the rain – and lots and lots of rain-
We even get snow! There are a lot of places in the Cascade mountains for skiers to enjoy, like Mt. Hood or Mt. Bachelor!
And then there is more rain –
And summer is warm and sunny.
Farmer’s markets abound!
And then there are the wineries!
Fall is a mix. Sometimes it’s sunny – sometimes it rains – but it’s cold enough we get some beautiful color when the leaves change.
It’s a wonderful place to live. I can’t see myself anywhere else.
Did I mention how much I love living here?