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Boulevard - Bellingham, WA

Working at SBUX there's a whole lotta people I get to chat with.  The more they need their caffeine the more info I tend to get out of them.  I find out where they are from, where they are going and why they are here (in Bellingham).

One particular couple moved here from England.  Here!  Little Bellingham!  I asked the husband why (out of all the places to move to in The States) Bellingham?  I mean, Calfornia has sun and beaches, the East coast has great sports teams and cool accents and the Mid-West ... is really flat.  Why would you choose Bellingham?   He looked at me confused-- almost offended.  "Why wouldn't we choose Bellingham?" he tossed back at me, "you've got the mountains over here, the Puget Sound over there, its perfect!"

Upon reflection, I realized that I was asking this question at the tail end of our long winter.  Just about the time when I ask myself every day, "Why don't we live on an island in the Pacific (oh, happy Asian/Pacific Islander month)?"  All this to say... the photo below is a reminder.  A reminder that Bellingham summers are stupid.  A good stupid.  The kind of 'stupid' that other folks not in the Northwest look at and jealously call our 16 hours of daylight and 9pm sunsets stupid.

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Reader Comments (2)

you got it good man, it's true

May 8, 2009 | Unregistered Commenteraudery wolf

AWESOME shot!!!! Mind if I put it on my desktop?? This is exactly why I love living in WA of all places. Good luck with the gig!

Jessica Benardout

May 8, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterjessica benardout

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