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An East Coast Gal Heads Northwest

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Why would we leave we a city we love to move to a smaller town 3,000 miles away where we don’t know a soul? Why this move and why this blog? Because moving is both cathartic and frightening, clarifying why you love what you left behind and what you stand to gain from your new home.

Through this blog, I will track our perceptions of the Pacific Northwest through the eyes of gritty East Coast, helping us to embrace but not idealize our new home. As we approach 30 and see more peers settling down, we realize this is a rare move across the country away from our friends and family.

Baltimore has much to teach Oregon and vice-versa. Through this blog, we’ll try to connect these two disparate realms in our mind and life. Baltimore will be in our heart, reminding us of the persistent need to work to heal the world. We will return from this place forever changed.

And in the meantime, we want to enjoy the local microbrews, pinot noirs, coffee and myriad organic farms.

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September 11, 2008 at 12:33 am

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  1. Enjoyed reading about your adventures. Always wanted to drive across the country; we never seem to have found the time. Someday maybe…right now will live vicariously through your experiences!


    September 11, 2008 at 4:18 pm

  2. Thanks Judy! You’re my first comment:) You should drive cross-country one-way to come visit us sometime and then fly back! The depth and scope of the country’s vast landscape really is incredible.


    September 11, 2008 at 4:49 pm

  3. I enjoyed reading your blog as well! Your house looks really cute. Although we didn’t move across the country, we did just move 130 (?) miles across the state, away from friends, family, and all we know. Although it’s still the same state, it is a totally different world, potentially not that different from Oregon — very small town and very middle of nowhere. I hope you find your neighbors and community to be as welcoming as we’ve found ours to be.


    September 11, 2008 at 7:17 pm

  4. Thanks Liz! It is a big change. Congrats on expecting too:) So will you still be commuting to BC from Williams? It is hard finding a place to live that’s well-located for both spouses.


    September 11, 2008 at 8:15 pm

  5. […] It’s September 2010, which means we’ve been here exactly two years now. Though after another summer mostly out of town, it somehow feels like we’re moving in once again. It’s a time of new beginnings. With the new school year and approach of fall (it’s friggin’ cold here!), somehow it makes more sense to celebrate the new year now instead of in January. It also just so happens to be the two-year anniversary of this blog! […]

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