My early adult life was spent in and around Seattle. What a beautiful city! Nestled in a dynamic bit of PNW coastline, a stunning view is never more than a few blocks away. From rainy hazes and heavy fogs to blisteringly brilliant summer sunsets, the Seattle sky is a tour de force of atmospheric ambiance. And the food! Oh the food! Fresh seafood prepared in every way you can think of, a brewery culture that sets national trends, a glorious selection of international and fusion foods, and for my money, you can't buy a better pizza than the ones that come out of a Pagliacci's kitchen. Life has pulled me away from Seattle for now, but I always hold out hope to have a good reason for a visit.