We loved Seattle when we visited the city in May of this year. It’s a city that has everything: spectacular scenery, plenty of culture, great food and coffee and a chocolate factory. As we drove and walked through the various leafy neighborhoods, we imagined what it might be like to live there – in a place with plenty of moisture, where you don’t have to worry about saving water when you shower, where you can enjoy the sound, smell and feeling of rain more than 5 or 6 times a year! Sure, it would be way more than 5 or 6 times a year, but how lovely it would be to be guaranteed so much greenness. And seasons, distinct seasons which require you to change clothes completely, and not switch from flip-flops to Ugg boots with your shorts. Although I love living in Los Angeles, I can see why people might grow tired of the continuously warm, dry climate, the expensive houses, the dependence on cars. I’m not at that point myself, but I can see why many people pack up their homes and move to places like Seattle.