I love this city. The view above is partly responsible; this was taken on the beach we live across the street from. From our house, we hear the sounds of the waves, and see the marine traffic of Elliott Bay, and breathe in the salty air. When I'm away from the ocean for very long it's hard for me to breathe. I love being within minutes of a beach and at the same time not very far from the mountains. I grew up in a similar setting in Valdez, Alaska; it provides me with a sense of comfort and familiarity. I also love living in the middle of a city and at the same time being so close to wilderness. I know there are beautiful forests and beaches everywhere, but the ones here, and this city, are close to my heart. And that is why I'm pretty sure this will always be my home.
Abbott biking at our neighborhood park