On November 11th, 1889 you became a State.

"Vintage Washington State Souvenir Tray" by kim505vintage


 And on this, your 121st birthday, I have something to tell you:

I love you, Washington.  There.  I said it.

Where else can you:

 explore the lush wilds of a rainforest

spend the night in a tree

summit a glacier

witness the beauty of the high desert

 take a ferry almost anywhere

explore the seedy underbelly of an old port town

all in the same state?

Check out these talented Washington bloggers, for even more PNW goodness:

(you gotta check out this video on her blog!)

Happiest of birthdays, dear Washington State!

"Multicolor Line Of Balloons Through The Viewfinder Photo Print" by ScarletBeautiful2

{ so. when are you coming to visit?? }

16 notes

  1. Andrea (Panda) on November 11, 2010 at 10:41 AM

    Happy birthday! You make me love washington...i have done hardly none of the stuff on that list. i fail

  2. Diana Mieczan on November 11, 2010 at 10:43 AM

    I so want to visit:) hahaha
    Happy Birthday Washington:)
    Hugs and kisses,sweetie

  3. Tsuki aka LittleGrayFox on November 11, 2010 at 11:27 AM

    I loved WA so much I gave up living in paradise (Hawaii) to come back! Thanks for the mention!

  4. ana on November 11, 2010 at 12:06 PM

    i wanna visit! :D happy birthday Washington.

  5. T@PoppyPlacePdx on November 11, 2010 at 1:18 PM

    I can't believe I lived in the State for 13 years and with kids in school there and never knew that. And if you asked me when Oregon's B.Day was I wouldn't be able to tell you either and I love OREGON. Now I just feel bad, I don't know her B.Day :(

    I love the Olympic Peninsula! On my list to visit again :)

    Have a lovely day, T. :)

  6. heather on November 11, 2010 at 3:53 PM

    you are so cute! if cali gets too expensive for us, we're heading north, so you never know, i might live there too someday!

  7. yourstrulydear on November 11, 2010 at 7:57 PM

    i've never been, and i really want to go!!! don't worry, i'll stalk you if we ever go. hahaha. i mean...just kidding?

  8. Stacey on November 11, 2010 at 8:36 PM

    Yay! Happy birthday Washington! The house is coming along nicely too. We met with the electrician today. I might just post some pics next week...Happy Veteran's Day to you hubby too:-). XX

  9. Sally Honeycutt on November 11, 2010 at 9:58 PM

    Yay, Washington!! I had no idea it was our dear state's birthday today - thanks for keeping me informed! ;)

  10. this free bird on November 11, 2010 at 11:52 PM

    I adore Washington State. It is my spiritual home - as soon as I arrived it was as if I'd always lived there and I hope to live long enough to retire there some day. It is the best of the best - from people to nature to activities. l-o-v-e!


  11. Leia on November 12, 2010 at 12:47 AM

    Happy birthday Washington state! I've never visited you, but i hope to, some day!


  12. My Life Under the Bus on November 12, 2010 at 5:48 AM

    Oh I would totally love to visit!!! Happy Birthday Washington!!!....is there cake???

  13. k on November 12, 2010 at 6:04 AM

    I want to live in Washington!!!
    And yes, way too much art that I like to commit right now. It's crazy. I don't want to get tired of it!

  14. Krysten @ Why Girls Are Weird on November 12, 2010 at 7:55 AM

    Happy birthday to Washington! I've always wanted to come visit =-)

  15. Diana on November 12, 2010 at 1:55 PM

    I've only been a couple times, but I loved it. I hope I go to Sasquatch this year!

    I really do need to visit Washington more. Snowboarding or surfing may be in order (I don't really do either).

    If you're ever in Vancouver, I hope you'll say hi!

  16. Holly Knitlightly on November 18, 2010 at 1:59 PM

    I want to go to Washington! It seems sooooooooo awesome. I'll make it out there one day!