The Pacific Northwest area of Washington is the home of (e)xtraordinary scenery and activities - yes, it rains here, but how else could you have the lush greenery everywhere you turn? And, contrary to popular belief, it doesn't rain all the time! The mountains are majestic (I have actually seen purple mountains' majesty at sunset), there are bays, lakes, and miles of scenic coastline, there are islands, a rain forest, hot springs, waterfalls, and river valleys. Whatever outdoor pursuit you pursue, it is here.
There are cities and art and music and culture. There are restaurants, art galleries, museums, world-famous attractions, sports (Go Seahawks, Mariners, Sounders and the Storm!), science centers, concerts, festivals, and endless shopping.
The Pacific Northwest is an amazing place to visit but it's even more amazing if you live here.