In December, seven months ago, we moved from Seattle and went to the cozy little town of Colville, WA for six months, while Kevin did a rotation to finish up his dental school experience. We lived in a cute two bedroom apartment that overlooked the intersection of First and Main. Our apartment was situated over the top of a shoe store. From our kitchen windows we could view the cafe across the street and the cupcake store on the opposite corner. It was a nostalgic place to live, especially right when we moved in since it was just before Christmas. The difficult part of living in this home was that there was no back yard for the kids to play in. So we felt a bit caged up during those winter months but we pulled through. Colville had no place to go indoors to play, not even a McDonalds play area. Walmart was the only option.
Colville is beautiful. It had a population I am guessing about 5,000. It's main industry is logging/lumber. The lumber yard is huge there. When the wind blows the right way and especially when it is wet the smell in town is just like a Christmas tree. The terrain is gorgeous. It is up close to the Canadian border in Eastern Washington.
One of the fun things about going from big city Seattle to small town Colville is the contrast of the difference in the people. For example while in Coville it was typical to see alot of camouflage, Carhart and hunter orange. While there I witnessed a man strolling down main street with his hunting rifle, no big deal in Colville. If a man walked down the middle of Seattle with his hunting rifle, it would cause alot of attention and problems. I really enjoyed experiencing the stark contrast going from the crowded streets of Seattle to the laid back town of Colville. The most important similarity however was that we found and enjoyed great people in both places.
We have finally setted in to our new home in Gainesvill Flordia. Below is a picture of our new home here. It is a lot bigger then any home we have lived in. We are enjoying the sunshine here down south. Stay tooned: The next post will be about our sweet newest family edition and about the crazy hastle of the move across country.