Uncle Si wrote:Snoqualmie valley
chris98251 wrote:Kind of depends on whether you like suburbia or so space, North Bend is a bit off the beaten track but right on I 90 so can get you to Seattle and Bellevue in about an hour if your wanting to.
Both of you shut the hell up.
North Bend sucks even worse than rest of Western Washington, and that's saying a lot. We get literally twice as much average annual rainfall as Seattle, winds are constantly ripping down the I-90 corridor when the rest of Western Washington is calm, the Snoqualmie river floods basically every year, and we get at least a dozen power outages a year due to the constantly super saturated ground, and winds, causing trees to come down.
We're way the hell out in the boonies and it takes forever to get anywhere. State route 202 sucks, everyone goes 10-15 mph under the speed limit, passing zones are few and far between, and there's usually too much oncoming traffic to pass anyway. The I-90/HWY 18 interchange is a dumpster fire of epic proportions with lines a mile or more long to get off of I-90 on a daily basis. Traffic slows to a crawl trying to get through Issaquah on I-90 so be prepared to spend much of your life sitting in a traffic jam to get anywhere that has anything fun/interesting to do.
The town gets overrun with lowland tourons every single weekend, which is super weird because there's damn near nothing to do. There's like 1 decent restaurant, but it's always so busy that you might as well just go down to Issaquah because it'll probably take just as long. There is zero night life unless you like watching the town drunks get in fights and slowly kill themselves with booze at the sad rundown little local dive bars. Oh, we have an outlet mall, which also sucks but is probably the towns best feature. The schools are overcrowded and the library is the size of a shed. We don't even have our own police department. We rely on the like 2 or 3 police from the next town over which works out about as well as you would expect.
The people? Ugh. Everyone is either a super far left progressive socialist libtard hippie that goes through life in a weed induced haze and thinks patchouli is a perfectly adequate substitute for a shower, or basically Alex Jones but dumber and crazier. A couple years ago there was a guy that murdered his whole family, set his house on fire, and then went and hid in his secret SHTF bunker that he had built into the side of Rattlesnake Mountain. The only surprising thing about that story is that it doesn't happen a lot more often with all the crazy redneck whackadoodles around here.
Because we're basically in the mountains we have cougars, bears, wolves, and coyotes. Hope you don't have any pets because those are easy pickings. You'll let them outside one day and never see them again. Like the outdoors? Two guys were just recently riding their bikes on a local trail and one of them got mauled, and the other killed, by a cougar. So if the crazy ass meth'd out hillbillies don't get you, the wildlife probably will.
Do you like water? A couple weeks ago the town water supply was found to be contaminated with E. coli so we were under a boil order for about 2 weeks. Last year there was an FBI investigation after the water supply was found to have been tampered with and contaminated with some sort of white pellets. The waste water treatment plant is right next to the south fork of the Snoqualmie river, about a block away from the main downtown intersection, reeks like ass, and is constantly undergoing maintenance or construction or something. So I'm sure it's probably totally fine.
We had a random massive gas explosion downtown a few years ago that destroyed several buildings and blew out windows and doors for blocks. There was a senior living facility that had all of it's windows blown out so they just put sheets of plywood over the windows and left it like that for months. Meanwhile, many of the other homes and businesses had brand new windows and doors within days.
I could go on, but I figure that's probably unnecessary at this point. So yeah, other than the fact that basically every single thing about it sucks, it's pretty nice here. Highly recommended.