Many people ask us why we chose to be stationed out in the Pacific Northwest. After all, it is quite rainy for much of the year, and at times, can be rather depressing. We pondered this question for months. Do we really want to live here? Is this the best area in the country with which to challenge and enrich our lives? You bet it is! Here is a photograph taken on my iPhone that reminds us why we love Seattle, and the mountain rimmed Pacific Northwest.