Here in Washington, we don’t really need much to get by in our day to day lives. However, there are a few simple things in particular that life just wouldn’t be the same without. For example, how many of these amazing things are essential in your life in the Northwest?
1. The stunning scenery everywhere.
Could you ever get tired of being able to walk outside and catch a glimpse of all the breathtaking high peaks and Evergreen trees that surround us?
2. Our cup of coffee in the mornings.
If you're a coffee drinker, you know that a warm and caffeinated cup is completely vital after we wake up in the mornings - especially from these
3. A Columbia jacket, Northface, or flannel.
These comfy jackets and/or a warm flannel are an absolute must for most of our wardrobes here in Washington, especially now that it's getting colder out.
4. Our lovable pets.
Most of us have some kind of adorable four-legged friend at home in the Northwest, and life just wouldn't be the same without them right by our side.
5. Headphones and good music.
Maybe it's because we have so many great local musicians, or perhaps we're just more musically inclined ourselves, but headphones that block out external noise and have a good song on play are definitely essential in our routines.
6. Walla Walla sweet onions.
This locally grown vegetable is pretty hard not to love, and its mild, yet sweet flavor fits perfectly in a wide variety of delicious meals!
7. A fascinating book to read.
Nothing passes the time quite like sinking into a good book, and it's no surprise that Seattle alone boasts the highest percentage of library card holders in the entire nation at 80%.
8. Fresh seafood.
Between living by the coast and our number of great lakes and rivers throughout the state that are perfect for fishing, we'll never have to worry about not being able to find a plate of fresh seafood.
9. Our bikes to help get us around.
Aside from cars, bikes are one of the most popular, useful, and environmentally-friendly ways to help us get to where we need to go around Washington.
10. And high quality gear for hiking, fishing, and camping.
If you've ever been in the great outdoors in our state, you're probably aware of how important it is to have high quality and sustainable gear that will last you the entire trip! Not to mention an awesome camping spot, like this site by Mount Adams.
What are some other things that you can’t live without here in Washington?? Add to this list below!