ok. Washington State.
Well, it's called the Evergreen State, and there's a reason for that. It's green!
Lot's and Lots and Lots of trees!!! Deciduous and evergreen and some of them very old and very tall, and mossy glades, with sparkling waterfalls.
Mountains like something out of "The Sound of Music" (which was partially filmed in Washington). Skiing within an hour's drive of Seattle. Sea level to 3,500 ft (the pass) in one hour. Over the mountains and it's a whole 'nother world! Dry lands with gorgeous lakes and coulees, pine covered hills, sage brush plains. Lots and Lots of fertile land plowed to wheat. Apple orchards on the hills (you might be eating our apples, we export a LOT!)
And, Seattle is a vibrant city with a healthy economy, many job opportunities, a fabulous top university, booming biomedical research industry, Microsoft, Amazon, Boeing, Starbucks.
Yes, it rains, no lie. But summers! No humidity, hardly any bugs, long days with temps in the mid 70's to mid 80's with rarely any need for AC. Parks all over the place, camping , too.
What's not to like?