I think we've all been there. "Where are you from?" I'm from Washington. "Oh, then you've met Bill Gates?" And almost always something is said about the rain or how green it must be....

*Is it really green there?

Bridge at Sol Duc Falls
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*Does it rain all the time?

Group of people under umbrellas in rain
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*I love Washington -- and Virginia and Maryland

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*I've been there, we passed through on the way to Seattle

Deer on the edge of the road just before vehicle
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*Isn't that like a suburb of Walla Walla?

Photo by Raleigh
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