Sunday, December 5, 2010

I live in a beautiful place.

South Lake Tahoe

The view from the little park near my house.

Stateline, with the casinos in Nevada and the California base of Heavenly.


But really, I've lived in beautiful places for a long time. The kind of places that people pay to go on vacation there.

Seattle

"Seattle invites you to explore two cities in one. Here you’ll find a vibrant, sophisticated metropolis surrounded by pristine natural beauty and abundant recreation. Seattle is metronatural.

Downtown Seattle is easily walkable and waiting to be explored. Shopping, dining, arts and visitor attractions are within steps of hotels and inns. The city is surrounded by pristine waterways, two mountain ranges and three national parks. To the west lies the only temperate rain forest in the continental U.S. To the east, a world-class wine region.

Whether metro or natural, you can pack a lot into your Seattle itinerary.
"

Sidenote: "Metronatural"? Really Seattle? That's what you came up with?

Metronatural: Mt. Rainier from the West Seattle Bridge.

Watching the boats from Alki Beach

Santa Barbara:
From santabarbara.com "Welcome to the American Riviera. Where life itself is a fine art.*"

*Not great, but better than "metronatural".

A hike in the mountains behind Santa Barbara.

The beach near UCSB's campus.

Bellingham

From bellingham.org, "Come see why Bellingham Whatcom County is a refreshing change."

The slogan is kind of boring, but, hey, at least it's not "metronatural**".

Mt. Baker in August

Romantic sunset at Boulevard Park.

** Seriously. "Metronatural". I am now a little embarrassed to have lived there.

2 comments:

Morgan said...

I noticed that Reardan did not make the list of beautiful places you have lived. What is Reardan's slogan?

A man from Reardan brought his reindeer to B'ham the other day for kids to take photos with. Do you know Mr. Reindeer Man?

love and quinoa lunch, MO

flanhoodles said...

Reardan is beautiful in it's own way, but it is not exactly a tourist destination. Reindeer man is my neighbor, obviously.

He really is my neighbor.