Wednesday, June 8, 2011

A New Home

We love the rain shadow area of the Olympic Peninsula with its cool summers, sunny weather and spectacular scenery (craggy snow-tipped Olympic mountains, the big blue of salty Puget Sound and the far-off sparkling lights of Victoria, Canada).   Along with our love affair with Sequim, Washington on the Olympic Peninsula and based on the advice of our financial guy, Kevin Bryne with Morgan Stanley Smith Barney (super smart and personally, we really like him), we have purchased a home.  Let me say right away, we will still continue our travels across the United States in our 5’er, but the summers will be spent in this beautiful part of the country.  The blog will continue, except the summer posts will contain more about Washington State’s “O” Peninsula.

IMG_1821With the low interest rates and home prices anticipated to rise, Kevin felt now was the best time to purchase our home rather than wait.  And we found a perfect place.  A new townhouse on the Sunland Country Club golf course with construction completion scheduled for the end of July (  We were able to select all our interiors from the hardwood floors to the millwork throughout the house.  The house is at the painting stage both inside and out (see picture to the left).  The driveway and landscaping go in next.  Between our new home and the golf course is a large meadow.  Very quiet and peaceful.  Did I mention our home is in the County of Clallam.  We will now “live in the country”.  But, according my sister-in-law, Joyce, who is from the hinterlands of eastern Washington, we cannot officially claim to be countrified unless we can run around the house naked without being seen.  I guess we have not “gone country” quite yet.  Unless you can count running around the house naked and nobody WANTS to see you…

This is the only place where we do not want to leave after a few weeks.  We love the friendly people, the small town atmosphere and minimal traffic, but large enough to have all the shopping we need (including a Costco).  Yep, we are gonna’ love it here.


  1. Congrats on the new home, summer home :)

  2. Montana's momJune 8, 2011 at 7:31 PM

    I want to come visit!!! I am so happy for you guys, it sounds absolutely wonderful. Send me a message as to what interest rate you locked in. I am curious.

  3. Sounds like a beautiful place. It is on our itinerary for next summer. Maybe we will get to see you then.

  4. Stop by! We would like to see you.


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