The Pacific Northwest is most beautiful in the early summer or late spring.  I have great friends in Washington State and relish my visits for both work and play.  Seattle is the home of Jimi Hendrix and Nirvana but also the ancient cultures of the indigenous Pacific Coast Peoples and the stunning beauty of Mount Rainier and Olympic National Park.  The vibrancy of the youth and progressive leaning attitudes of the community combine with a heavy industrialized port area that has giant crane offloaders and majestic architectural structures.  Mix that with the city’s rich history connected to the Klondike Gold Rush and the amazing biodiversity of the aquatic and land animals living in the Pacific Northwest and it’s easy to fall in love.  The ultimate result is a rich multi-cultural tapestry with a vibration of prosperity, art,  acceptance and nature.