The state of Washington is the only one named after a U.S. President. I would vote to change Arkansas to Clintonville.
Washington state produces more apples than any other state in the union. My guess is that they also have the greatest number of Apple computers.
Washington is the birthplace of both Jimi Hendrix and Bing Crosby.
The world’s biggest coffee chain, Starbucks, was founded in Seattle.
Seattle has the largest ferry fleet in the U.S. No more ferry comments, please!
Washington is one of only seven states that does not levy a personal income tax.
United Airlines was originally owned by the Boeing Airplane Company here in Seattle. Smart move to divest.
The percentage of non religious people in Washington is the highest of any state. Could it be “Windows” or the coffee?
Seattle is the most educated city in the U.S. with more than half of residents over 25 years old with a bachelor’s degree.
Seattle sells more sunglasses per capita than any other major city in the U.S. So much for being educated.
Some of my own:
Nobody has an umbrella except for tourists. Locals wear raincoats.
Damon Ono designs the best window displays in town.
Seattle is still upset that the Sonics left for OK City. How embarrassing! Wait until the Seahawks go to Los Angeles!
Wendy Wood is the best fashion producer in the entire Pacific Northwest! Make that the entire west coast!
The best place to sample local cheeses is Beecher’s Handmade Cheese at 1600 Pike Place.
You can still ride the Seattle Monorail from downtown to Seattle Center and back.
There are fewer than two dozen “multi-roaster” cafes in the U.S. They stock specialty coffees from carefully chosen top roasting partners. They don’t roast their own beans and hold no allegiance to any one particular coffee roaster. I will bet you cannot name one!
Got any more?
Here’s one. We went to dinner last night to Cuoco down in the south Lake Union area. We found out they have a new chef and no longer serve their fabulous agnolotti micro-sized ravioli. So, we ordered alternatives. But when Andrew, the manager came by, we mentioned our grave disappointment about the menu change. He returned about 15-20 minutes later with TWO pasta dishes, one of which was our favorite agnolotti! The new chef found the ravioli in the freezer, and prepared it for us, along with one of his new flower shaped cheese filled pastas. Needless to say, that made our evening, and we will be back. Now, if I can only get Lola to make the honey filled tea ball dessert with ginger ice cream!