We have realized there are sooooo many awesome things about living in Washington, and being so close to Portland. Here is the list.
1- Food is cheaper here.
2- Organic and healthy dont cost more
3- Beer is cheap
4- Every one is out and about when the weather is good.
5- Vancouver is a sleepier town, so if you want to party, drive 15 minutes to Portland where night life booms!
6- If you dont want to live in busy Portland, go to Vancouver
7- The towns are beautiful, scenic drives throughout town, amazing architeture, and a bonus sea side view from the columbia river
8- No sales tax in Vancouver
9- There is sooooo much more to do around town then in Bakersfield
10- Amberly and John are awesome to live with. Very chill, down to earth, but get to work. I like that, plus they are influencing us to eat better, and motivate and help us achieve our dream.
So, after our first week here, we absolutely love it, and never want to leave. Every one kept warning us about the rain. Here's what i have to say about that. It drizzles. Lightly. That's it lol, its really not that bad, most of the time, you can go outside for a while and barely get wet. Nothing horribly bad. It is also colder here, which we love. I guess is is supposed to get to 82 degrees tomorrow, and thats hot for Washingtonians. (washington-ites? Washington-ese? whatever). If 82 is what we are looking at for summer, i'll pee my pants happily. That is such a big difference to the 115 degrees bakersfield gets.
The air is better here, we dont have to check the paper or online to see if it is safe to take Atreyu outside. We dont have to worry about Valley Fever. Which you can only get in the San Joaquin valley.
We are excited to get to learn this city and experience new things here, and just have a total new start and a new life style up here.
I think this place is going to be really good for us.