I know Seattle is far from the biggest city we could chose to move to, and I also know that it’s far from being the most urban. There’s a lot of overpasses here, though. At one point I saw at least one that crossed two other overpasses at once, as well as a ground-level road below those. I dubbed that one an über-pass.

The area we’ll be settling into is near a large park, though, so I think I’ll be able to go visit frequently to get something of a nature fix when I need it, at least without heading out of town into the mountains. I haven’t consciously seen any new birds yet, but you can be sure I’ll be watching for them. There’s a few Northern Flickers in town that I’ve seen, and Black-Capped Chickadees seem to be common backyard inhabitants. Oh, and some hummingbirds were in a friend’s backyard last week too.

As for new things, there’s about a dozen museums in town, so we should be exposed to a lot more new art & culture, and there’s an entire marine ecosystem to be explored. We’ll be living within biking distance of the Ballard Locks, where there’s a fish ladder with an underwater viewing window, and sea lions take advantage of the choke point to chow down on salmon like there’s no tomorrow.