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“Do You Think You Would Move To Seattle?”

“If anything happened to me, do you think you would move to Seattle?” AdventureMan asked, knowing the heat and long humid summers in Pensacola are hard on me. What are the clues? Maybe my grumbling and complaining, maybe that I won’t walk in the garden with him because of the heat and humidity, the snakes, the mosquitoes, the red ants, LOL.

I really love Seattle. I love it that women of all ages can wear jeans and look comfortable in their own skin. So many of those stoic Scandinavian women don’t even bother with make-up anymore, so secure are they. They don’t color their hair. They are comfortable to be exactly who they are. They walk. They are like the French; they get their exercise in their daily life by walking and keeping active. They read books and discuss them. They make interesting political choices. Yes, I really like Seattle.

On the other hand . . . this is one of only two times I saw the sun when I was in Seattle:


It rained. Sometimes it rained more lightly, sometimes it drizzled, and now and then it poured. It rained particularly hard and cold one night as I was trying to get my Mom into a restaurant and we had to park far away. And here is the weather forecast for Seattle today from Weather Underground:

Weather Underground Forecast for Tuesday, December 04, 2012. Another strong Pacific storm will slam into the West Coast Tuesday, renewing rain and high elevation snow for areas that were hit hard by three storms in the past week. This storm will be slightly farther north than the previous storms, bringing areas of heavy rain and high elevation snow from Washington through the San Francisco Bay Area. The heaviest precipitation is expected to fall in Washington and Oregon, but heavy rain is possible in the far northern part of California.

Pensacola is truly lovely from October to March . . . yesterday was in the 70’s. It was wonderful to see the sun 🙂

December 4, 2012 - Posted by | ExPat Life, Living Conditions, Pensacola, Seattle, Weather


  1. FYI: I’m in Seattle and yes, it is raining today!

    Comment by Wedgwood in Seattle History | December 4, 2012 | Reply

  2. Love Seattle ,wish to live there.

    Comment by Hayfa Almughni | December 4, 2012 | Reply

  3. I will definitely visit you there .

    Comment by Hayfa Almughni | December 4, 2012 | Reply

  4. seasonal migration 🙂 ?

    Comment by adiamondinsunlight | December 4, 2012 | Reply

  5. LOL, Wedgewood! My husband said when he saw that photo that it looked like a forest fire. I said no, that’s just the only time the sun can break through the thick grey clouds!

    Hayfa, have you visited there in the long wet winter? 🙂 I love Seattle, but the winters are grim.

    Little Diamond, you have the right idea.

    Comment by intlxpatr | December 4, 2012 | Reply

  6. You are blessed to have a place in each spot…you could become bi-coastal, depending on the season!! The one time we visited Seattle, in summer, it was lovely weather and the locals kept telling us “it’s not usually this nice…you wouldn’t like it year round”. Lol…I think they were just trying to keep it for themselves!

    Comment by Grammy | December 6, 2012 | Reply

  7. They should bring those stoic Scandinavian Seattle women to the gulf area and put them to shame for not wearing make up, they could learn a lesson or two about dressing up , this natural look gimmick is un fair to the washingtonian male gender

    Comment by daggero | December 6, 2012 | Reply

  8. Grammy . . . Bi-coastal . . . is that some new kind of perversion? LOL! No, the truth is that there are days in July and August in Seattle where the sky is grey all day and the high temperatures are in the 60’s. When it gets hot, everyone talks about it because so few people have – or need – air conditioning. You DO need a good heater. But yes, I think I could live part time there and part time here and be perfectly happy 🙂

    LOL, Daggero, you metro-sexual Kuwaitis would have a hard time in Seattle, unless you were into jeans or khakis with flannel shirts and fleece! They don’t want women who are too high maintenance 🙂

    Comment by intlxpatr | December 6, 2012 | Reply

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