Yes, I will also miss crab races. I'll just miss crabs, period.
The Puget Sound
The Sunset over West Seattle and Harbor Island from my desk.
The amazing flowers at Pike Place Market.
Backpacking with the Koots
Among many, I am certainly going to miss this group of hooligans.
Fly fishing at Rocky Ford Creek
Beach combing and writing in the sand with large sticks
The Pacific Ocean - northwest style
Working at VertFest Randonee Races
The OR Marketing Girls.
Crystal Mountain Ski Area.
Whistler Brand Trip.
Working at a place where fun is the top priority... and where there is a steady supply of Jack Daniels.
Long walks on fall mornings in the Lake Washington Aboretum
These were just a sampling. I am easily aware of how much I am going to miss my amazing family, both immediate and my add-on-through-marriage family. I am going to miss all of my amazing friends who have been around forever. I am going to miss the grey drizzly days between October and June. I am going to miss early season Mt. Baker, mid season Crystal and late season Snoqualmie. I am going to miss the Alpine Lakes Wilderness and all of our unfinished stretches of the Pacific Crest Trail. I am going to miss the quaint Bavarian village of Leavenworth. I am going to miss mom's lasagna on my birthday. I will miss the Fremont Solstice parade and farmers market. I will miss the cawing seaguls on the waterfront. I will even miss the fish and chips. I will miss all the amazing people/family at Outdoor Research. I will miss running in the Seattle 1/2 marathon with Shannon. I will miss the traffic.... wait, no, thats not right. I can't wait to get away from the traffic!! In short, I am pretty much going to miss everything that I take for granted now, and if per chance you are one of the four people who read this blog, I am certainly going to miss you too.
All my love to the PNW.