Life is grand in Seattle home of the Seattle Seahawks, the Seattle Mariners, the Seattle Sounders, and previously the Seattle Sonics.
If you are ever in Tacoma Washington, head down to the Tacoma Dome area and check out America’s Car Museum.
Washington has a reputation for “Cascade Concrete” – that not-so-light snow from the Pacific. However, Crystal Mountain has some of the largest terrain in the state that peaks out over 7,000 feet and can delivery deep snow.
|Size||71342 square miles|
|Nickname||The Evergreen State|
|Motto||Alki – “Eventually”|
|Statehood||November 11, 1889|
|Notes||Washington, and in particular western Washington, receives rain frequently, though not a lot … usually less than 40 inches per year. The result is a relatively lush green environment. Seattle is famous for Pikes Place Market, the Space Needle, the University of Washington. The beautiful San Juan islands sit in the rain shadow of the Olympic mountains. Washington has more glaciers than the other 47 contiguous states combined, mostly due to Mt Rainer.|