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OT: Where in the world do you come from?

Blue_marble_10th_mediumOne of the best things about Blazer’s Edge is hearing from people all over the world. During a recent game we had visitors from almost two dozen countries and six continents, including the US and Canada, Australia, Singapore, Thailand, Finland, Argentina, France, Lithuania, Philippines, Japan, UK, China, Greece, Germany, New Zealand, Spain, India, Uganda and Hungary. From Estacada to Santander to Canberra, there are Bedgers everywhere.

So here’s the question:  Where do you live? How did you end up there? School? Work? Family? Following your heart? What do you love (or hate) about your part of the world? Got any pictures?

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I’m not a Portland native (grew up in the Midwest), but I've lived here for about 20 years and consider it home. When I first visited the area, it was love at first sight. There’s a lot to like about Portland – good restaurants and great beer, Powell’s Books, greenies, the Blazers, quirky neighbors, vibrant neighborhoods, etc. – but what speaks to my soul is the richness of the Pacific Northwest landscape. I’m here because there is so much to enjoy within a few hours travel:  miles and miles of coastline; volcanic wonders; the subtle beauty of high desert canyons; the magic of the Cascades, the Blues, and the Wallowa mountains; and the never-ending sky and rolling hills of the eastern part of the state. I’ve done a bunch of traveling in my day, but can’t imagine living anywhere else.

I could load this baby up with all sorts of incredible photos of the Pacific Northwest, but frankly, it’s more interesting to see where everybody else lives. Care to share?

Photos courtesy of the the US Gubmint: "Blue Marble," NASA;
Columbia Gorge, Bureau of Land Management

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