|Photo taken by ME at Chetzemoka State Park – Port Townsend , WA|
So…In case you don’t know, I love the state of Washington….especially Seattle and the surrounding area.
I visited with my daughter and some friends in September 2009 and loved it so much that I flew back out (all the way from little ole’ Tennessee) to share it with the hubs after less than a month.
I fell in love with Seattle, stared in awe from the rocky bluffs of Friday Harbor as the sun set the sky ablaze, watched a festival on the streets of Port Townsend, and got completely lost in the Liberty Bay bookstore in Poulsbo.
All I could think was that, “This is where I should live.”
From the markets to the art, from the ocean to the mountains, from the cool nights to the rain….it was all exactly me.
A year later…when I started my blog and began Tweeting, I soon realized that every other writer in the world obviously felt the same way.
Okay…I’m exaggerating on gargantuan levels, but there does happen to be an odd saturation of writers in the Northwestern corner of our country.
I mean, most days I feel like The Lone Writer here in Tennessee. I can’t imagine what it would be like to have all the writing goodies Seattleites have. For instance, I Googled one website that listed 11 Writing Conferences held in Washington this year alone.
The place is a Writer’s Paradise!
You can sit by the ocean at a whale watching park and write. You can sit atop a snow-capped mountain with views of the sea and write. You can slip away into a rainforest and write, or spend a day in a coffee shop while watching the rain.
It was truly one of the most breathtaking and inspiring places I’ve ever seen, so if you have never been…GO. Ask me for tips, I can help you with a great itinerary…Just GO.
If you can’t tell, I’m itching to go back 🙂
Oh…And visit The Writer’s Workshoppe website. The Writer’s Workshoppe is located in Port Townsend, WA. Check out their Writer’s Block Coffee and Chocolate!!!!
Here are a few of my pics from the area: