It's midday here in the gorgeous Seattle suburbs...the sun is out, and the air is crisp and clean and warm.
There are brilliant green trees everywhere, and serene hills and mountains surround all edges of the horizon.
The grocery stores are the size of airplane hangars, the gas costs less than a gallon of ice cream, and the town restaurants quaintly close at 9pm on weekdays.
Not a soul has air conditioning, but with temperatures in the 80s, plus fans and windowshades, indoors is invitingly pleasant.
The quiet sidewalks and peaceful parks are begging for pedestrians, and the beaches attract sunbathers.
Ah yes, life is good here!