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Old 01-17-2006, 08:21 PM
Location: Northern CA
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We are planning to move to Northwest Washington pretty soon - later this year we hope. I have been researching Bellingham and all the little towns nearby. We really want to get a little snow every winter - more than a couple times with a couple inches each, if you know what I mean. We don't need a lot, just enough to get to "have" it, and "have" it at least a few times per winter. We don't need it very deep. And we don't need to get snowed in too often! I've been looking into Maple Falls and other little places near Bellingham. And we need to be near Bellingham where we can do our personal and business errands, get our hit of music, art, cool bookstore (Village Books looks great!), and the university library (WWU - what a beautiful place). We love the idea of being very close to the Canadian border and Vancouver.

We are self-emplo*** and work at home so finding jobs is not a concern. We want evergreen trees around us and mountains nearby, a little snow, and not too many gray days.

Any ideas about special areas in that whereabouts?

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Old 02-11-2006, 12:01 AM
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You've done your research and you're right on the money. Glacier, Maple Falls, etc. are more likely to get snow. Please be ready for more than a few inches, though. The folks up the mountain can tell you they can get snowed in.

Please also don't make the 'cityfolks mistake' of assuming urban amenities. You'll be driving for gas, driving for groceries, waiting for an aid car or volunteer fire fighters, driving to the doctor or hospital... It can be an adventure, but not all adventures are fun. Especially if the person you love has a heart attack...

On the other hand, it's supremely beautiful out there, the air itself tastes better than the finest wine, the people are lovely and quirky and nice and mean and human.


P.S. Village Books rocks! So does Hardware Sales.
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