Is it just me, or does the old Northern State Hospital intrigue everyone who pays a visit? Took a drive up to Sedro-Wooley and enjoyed a walk around some of the old out buildings. I do believe I've been inspired to write a book - this being the second former asylum to have crossed my path (the first was old Jefferson Davis in Houston). Working title The Bughouse. I'll keep you posted.
I've lived all over - Colorado, Florida, Hawaii, Oklahoma, Texas - and traveled to almost every state except Alaska (I'm on my way) - and I have to say, Seattle and the Pacific Northwest are the only places I'd live.