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Old 10-11-2013, 12:57 PM
 
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No, umbrellas are NOT taboo. When it rains, it RAINS. I can't imagine being up there without one. I grew up in Bellingham in the 1950s and 1960s and would love to move back; however, my grown daughter has heard there is a lot of gang activity including that MS-13 or whatever it's called. Can anyone tell me if that's true? Is there a lot of drug activity there? I wanna go home! But I'm not looking for gang activity for sure! Help me out, current Bham-ites!
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Old 10-11-2013, 09:30 PM
 
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My favorite thing about Bellingham is how close it is to Canada!
Ill say Amen to that =D
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Old 10-17-2013, 04:47 PM
 
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We moved to Bellingham in 2000 and left in 2013. It is a beautiful place but we felt very hemmed in! The winter's were very long... lots of rain; cold and wet from November-April. It's cozy if you like to walk the mall, go to a movie, or stay home with a book, but there is only so much of that you can take! Start taking vitamin D right away; really hard on people with fibromyalgia/arthritis. The summers are pretty and start to get "hot" in August. Socially, we felt that it was hard to make close friends; there is such a sense of networking and social competition around there. Half of Vancouver comes to Bellingham to shop which drives the locals crazy! Although it's great for the economy, it gives it a very crowded feel. We are happy to be moving on!!!
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Old 10-18-2013, 01:15 AM
 
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Ascertain the age, marital, and child status of your responders. These factors make a big difference in someone's perspective about a place!
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Old 10-19-2013, 03:50 AM
 
Location: Wyncote
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Bellingham has some great local restaurants. I love the downtown area. I'm not a nightclubber, but I like having options for food.

Bellingham has lovely scenery. There's a really good ski mountain there, if you're into that.

Winters are mild. I like that part a lot. Summers are mild. I'm less hyped about that. Summer doesn't start in August. You get a nice May, a rainy June, and then nice July and August.

We're having a dry October right now, and it's wreaking havoc on my sinuses. I'm officially acclimated. I came here from the east coast, so I grew up with 95 degree/95% humidity. Here, it rarely hits 80 at the height of summer.

BTW, I'm early 30s.
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Old 10-23-2013, 11:12 AM
 
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My allergies are a mess right now too, but I'm willing to sacrifice as long as the constant drizzle holds off a bit more.
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Old 10-23-2013, 05:58 PM
 
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So far it sounds pretty good to me. WestCoastGal you are completely right, your life situation makes all the difference on perspective. My husband and I am somewhat homebodies, but love to take nature walks and camp. I love the sun (as long as it isn't blarring), but HATE the heat. I also love the rain though and overcast. Fall is my absolute favorite season, so those crisp overcast days are my favorite. I don't think finding friends will be impossible, but I can see that it might be a problem. I am very friendly, open and forthcoming, which is probably why I wasn't very popular in middle school, just not "cool" enough. I can see how that might come across an assault to someone who takes a lot of warming up. Luckily, I have family and my best friend in Vancouver and 2 friends in Seattle, so I won't be completely without friends.

Sounds like I am going to have to work extra hard to not let the drizzly "blahs" get to me. My plan is to put full-spectrum lighting in my house, eat mushroom regularly (vitamin D) and get out of the house regularly so I don't feel trapped. Oh, and take a vacation in February to somewhere sunny! I also purposefully designed our house to have huge windows and LOTS of them to let in as much light as possible!!
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Old 10-23-2013, 07:43 PM
 
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Maybe I will take a picture to post of the fog tomorrow morning. It has been unreal for the past week or so.
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Old 10-23-2013, 08:33 PM
 
Location: Bellingham, WA
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I posted quite a few fog pictures in the Washington picture thread recently. It's been beautiful, in my opinion.
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Old 10-28-2013, 10:27 AM
 
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Awesome fall weather in Bellingham yesterday and this morning. Hopefully it hangs around for halloween!
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