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|"Why would you want to move to the Pacific North West?" http://www.edmontonoilersteamstore.com/adidas-jean-francois-jacques-jersey , I was once asked over the phone by my friend from back east. "Doesn't it rain there all the time?" I smiled as I squinted in the bright sunshine, attempting to answer this question.
Rainfall seems the last thing to think about in the scenic and diverse Pacific North West region. There is such a plethora of recreation that everyone is too busy planning the next weekend's activities to even check out the Internet weather. Still it got me thinking, why does everyone think we live in the rain?
Surprisingly, statistics tell us that we get even less rainfall here than in New York! In fact some areas of the Pacific North West are described as 'arid' or 'semi-arid'!
Residents, both young and old, of the Pacific North West enjoy spending lots of their time in the great outdoors. Shorts are the norm http://www.edmontonoilersteamstore.com/adidas-jari-kurri-jersey , even in winter, and barbecuing is always popular. We even have our own style of real estate, known as West Coast style, full of tall, angular windows and red cedar decks!
Perhaps one reason that the climate is secondary to us residents of the Pacific North West is because we feel we have the best of everything. Even in the winter, we can ski http://www.edmontonoilersteamstore.com/adidas-jacob-trouba-jersey , snow board and frolic in the snow and then sail, or cruise, play in the sand, fish, hike and climb mountains - and all on the same day.
Hiking and camping are great favorites over here. With the giant firs framing views of the mountain peaks there is always a good panorama around the next corner! We have more than our share of mountains (sorry folks!) including Mount Rainier at over 14,000 feet high. As well as five mountain ranges we have four National Parks in the region. For history buffs http://www.edmontonoilersteamstore.com/adidas-iiro-pakarinen-jersey , we can date ourselves back several centuries and there are still buildings to explore that are over a century old.
If we tire of the countryside, we are lucky to have two of the slickest cities in North America to amuse ourselves in. Seattle and Portland have everything a person could ever want, from sport to music to art. The events that are held in this area are too varied to mention, although the most famous one is the 24 day Seattle International Film Festival.
All sports are well represented in Pacific North West, with Seattle being the first American hockey team to win the coveted Stanley Cup (in 1917).
Enough people keep wanting to move here and that has kept the population growth up - and made the real estate a good investment. As we are largely coastal, this is a great retirement place and Seattle is expecting its share of baby boomers to flock West and push the prices up even more in the next few years. (Baby boomers will start to reach the retirement age of 65 in 2011 http://www.edmontonoilersteamstore.com/adidas-grant-fuhr-jersey , so its not too late for a bargain home!)
If you think that we are all outdoor buffs, I should tell you that Seattle is the most educated city in the USA! Nearly 50% of our residents aged over 25 have at least one degree. Seattle has been ranked by 'Expansion Magazine' to be among the top ten cities to have a climate favorable to business expansion.
Oh yes, I forgot to mention it; Seattle is the birthplace of grunge music.
SHANGHAI, Oct. 19 (Xinhua) -- The number of visits from China to Abu Dhabi reached 242,000 from January to August, making China the largest source of tourists in the city http://www.edmontonoilersteamstore.com/adidas-esa-tikkanen-jersey , Abu Dhabi's tourism department said Thursday.
Saif Saeed Ghobash, director of Abu Dhabi's Department of Culture and Tourism, said that in the first eight months the number of visits by Chinese tourists to Abu Dhabi, capital of the United Arab Emirates, increased by 68 percent year on year.
Ghobash revealed the figures in Shanghai at "Abu Dhabi Week in China," the first promotional activity between the city and China.
Leisure and business trips from China to Abu Dhabi have soared since visa policies were eased at the beginning of the year. The government of Abu Dhabi said that the city is expected to welcome around 600 http://www.edmontonoilersteamstore.com/adidas-eric-gryba-jersey ,000 visits from China in 2021.
To attract more Chinese visitors and meet their demands, many tourist attractions in the city have been improving their services, such as providing Chinese-speaking tour guides and promoting China UnionPay, the country's largest bank card payment processor.
ANKARA, Sept. 16 (Xinhua) -- Turkish police detained at least 88 suspects in nationwide anti-drug raids, state-run Anadolu Agency reported Saturday.
Operations against narcotics were launched in 81 provinces http://www.edmontonoilersteamstore.com/adidas-drake-caggiula-jersey , which have the most drug-trafficking cases in Turkey, the Security General Directorate said in a written statement.
Around 3,000 police officers, backed by eight helicopters, searched thousands of suspected addresses and cars.
Police seized a total of 650 grams of heroin, 21.41 kg of marijuana and 12 http://www.edmontonoilersteamstore.com/adidas-darnell-nurse-jersey ,350 packs of contraband cigarettes during the raids.
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Satirical sketch show ”Saturday Night Live’ took the Emmys by storm on Sunday, winning three early awards in a ceremony marked by multiple jabs at U.S. President Donald Trump.
After the show’s most-watched season in 23 years, Alec Baldwin won the comedy supporting actor Emmy for his withering impersonations of Trump, while Kate McKinnon was a winner for her spoofs of his presidential election rival Hillary Clinton and White House aide Kellyanne Co.