In regards to Washington state, many people believe that it rains every day of the year. Admittedly, they are not too far off. Or at least that is what it seems like on occasion! However, those days when the rain gives way to something else… there is no place like home.
John and I routinely discuss picking up and moving. Whether that is to another home in our city or to another state, it varies. First, we joke about moving to Kauai. Then, we weigh the pros and cons of moving to Virginia. Lastly, we decide that we will have to stick it out here a little bit longer. I know that it bothers him a tad bit more than it does me.
Usually when we decide that moving is not in the cards for us yet, we try remind each other why we love our home state — Washington. One of our favorite ways to do so is to go for a drive! There is something so exciting about adventure, even if you’ve gone before. In fact, going for a drive is our first pick every single time. (It is the whole reason we bought our SUV!) In the end, the list of reasons to stay is almost a mile long. But, it doesn’t hurt to occasionally dream of other places.
Our small town provides us easy routes to many gorgeous and scenic places. About half an hour away is the lake, and a half hour further the mountains.
Of course after the first real snow, my favorite time to drive to Lake Cushman is during the winter. I love the bite of the frost in the air and the stillness of our surroundings. Regardless, Lake Cushman is gorgeous any time of the year. Even though the gravel road seems never ending, especially on a snowy day.
It is views like this that quickly remind us why we love where we live.