Mary has been telling her side of the story of our move from Seattle, and life in Corporate America, to Lake Chelan and life on our own terms. I thought I’d tell you about it from my perspective!
In 1978 we had an opportunity to move from California to Seattle, Washington. It was a great move for my career in the transportation industry. But as far as the weather is concerned it became apparent that we needed to get use to gray and wet! One day a friend of mine said if you are looking for sun and fun you need to visit North Central Washington. That’s where all our wonderful apples are grown. After some research we discovered Lake Chelan a resort community, and that became our family vacation place to go!
Lake Chelan is:
1995 was a big year for us! Our children became adults and moved out! I was reading a Money Magazine article about baby boomers cashing out of corporate America and moving to places like White Fish Montana. The checklist seemed pretty simple:
Mary, my wife of 46 years now, had been in the wholesale gift industry for 14 year and was looking to make a change. After 30 years in the trucking industry, I was becoming unhappy and the idea of a change was becoming more and more appealing. After sharing this article with Mary, we decided that a change in life style was just what we needed, and we haven’t looked back since!