2005 WA County Poll

Discussion in 'Homesteading Questions' started by snoozy, Jun 15, 2005.

What's your WA County?

  1. Whatcom & Skagit & Island

  2. Snohomish & King

  3. Pierce & Thurston

  4. Kitsap, Jefferson & Clallam

  5. Grays Hbr, Pacific, Lewis, Wahk'm, Cowlitz, Skamania

  6. Counties east of Cascades, north of I-90 to the Columbia River

  7. Counties east of Cascades, south of I-90 to the Columbia River

  8. Counties east of tCounties east of the Columbia River

Multiple votes are allowed.
Results are only viewable after voting.
  1. snoozy

    snoozy Well-Known Member Supporter

    Messages:
    3,025
    Joined:
    May 10, 2002
    Location:
    Kitsap Co, WA
    Okay, this will be an open poll, so we can all see who is where, and then we can figure out where to have a picnic this summer.
     
  2. JanO

    JanO Well-Known Member Supporter

    Messages:
    854
    Joined:
    Jun 16, 2003
    Location:
    Western Washington
    YIPPEE! I get to go first! :haha:

    Lewis County here!

    Just tell me where to be and I'll sure try to show up!
     

  3. snoozy

    snoozy Well-Known Member Supporter

    Messages:
    3,025
    Joined:
    May 10, 2002
    Location:
    Kitsap Co, WA
    Jano -- You chimed in so fast the poll wasn't up! :haha: Make your mark on the ballot and no hanging chads, please!
     
  4. JanO

    JanO Well-Known Member Supporter

    Messages:
    854
    Joined:
    Jun 16, 2003
    Location:
    Western Washington
    :haha: Marked my ballot! No hanging or dempled chads for me. :haha:
     
  5. Jen H

    Jen H Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    2,832
    Joined:
    Jun 16, 2004
    Location:
    Washington
    Great idea, Snoozy!
     
  6. snoozy

    snoozy Well-Known Member Supporter

    Messages:
    3,025
    Joined:
    May 10, 2002
    Location:
    Kitsap Co, WA
    Oh, jeez! I forgot Mason County! :waa: I wish there was some way to edit the poll once it goes up...I screwed up the last choice of East of the Columbia River, too.

    Okay, Masonic people, I guess you'll have to choose whichever other option you are closest to (Kitsap etc or Thurston etc).
     
  7. crashy

    crashy chickaholic goddess

    Messages:
    2,740
    Joined:
    Dec 9, 2004
    Location:
    Vancouver,Washington
    Didnt see Clark county either :waa: Should I vote in the skamania one?
     
  8. snoozy

    snoozy Well-Known Member Supporter

    Messages:
    3,025
    Joined:
    May 10, 2002
    Location:
    Kitsap Co, WA
    Crashy -- I was looking at an old Atlas from WWII, and I plumb missed Clark Co -- the letters were smaller than other counties. I was trying to bunch counties together regionally with a view to transportation...Please don't secede to Oregon!
    I think Skamania etc will do for the purposes of this census.
     
  9. crashy

    crashy chickaholic goddess

    Messages:
    2,740
    Joined:
    Dec 9, 2004
    Location:
    Vancouver,Washington
    OK then I voted!! :haha:
     
  10. Deborito

    Deborito Member

    Messages:
    12
    Joined:
    Mar 29, 2005
    I'm in Pacific county. Count Me as voted!

    Debbie
     
  11. kabri

    kabri Almst livin the good life

    Messages:
    1,126
    Joined:
    May 14, 2002
    Location:
    W. Washington State
    Well, even though I am right now in King couty, I put down Jefferson cause that's where our homestead land is and we spend a bunch of time there. Kitsap is right in the middle, so that works for me as well!
     
  12. Miz Mary

    Miz Mary Well-Known Member Supporter

    Messages:
    3,764
    Joined:
    Feb 15, 2003
    Location:
    Oregon
    is it fair to cross the bridge from oregon to Cowlitz Co. ??
     
  13. snoozy

    snoozy Well-Known Member Supporter

    Messages:
    3,025
    Joined:
    May 10, 2002
    Location:
    Kitsap Co, WA
    Only if you bring something really yummy to the picnic and don't whine about paying sales tax while you're in the state! :haha:
     
  14. snoozy

    snoozy Well-Known Member Supporter

    Messages:
    3,025
    Joined:
    May 10, 2002
    Location:
    Kitsap Co, WA
    So far, it is looking like somewhere in King or Snohomish would be the most central place to hold a shindig. Clallam, Jefferson and most Kitsap folk would scoot across on the Kingston or other ferries. And people south of Tacoma and from the ocean and the Oregon border counties would just come north once they got to I-5. People east of the mountains would have a long drive, but then, they have a long drive to get anywhere, and so far they only constitute 23% of respondents. The other 77% are split evenly between north of King and south of King.

    Question is, do we choose the place most central and force everyone to drive, or do we choose a place (either south or north on the I-5 corridor) so that at least 38% of the people don't have to drive much at all but make the other 38% drive extra far? It's a quandary.

    Of course, we could wait to see if anyone offer's their one place for a venue...
     
  15. kesoaps

    kesoaps Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    4,108
    Joined:
    Dec 18, 2004
    Location:
    Washington State
    Such a quandry...but look at it this way~carpooling will be easier for those areas with lots of folks. I'm wondering about those from the eastern side, will they still make the drive if we're too far south? (Not that I'm looking for a reason to go to Ellensburg...no, not at all!) :D
     
  16. manygoatsnmore

    manygoatsnmore Well-Known Member Supporter

    Messages:
    10,357
    Joined:
    Feb 12, 2005
    Location:
    SW WA
    Here's another vote from Cowlitz County. Miz Mary, wanna carpool?

    I do have Cowlitz County Fair the first part of the month, and I have to be close enough to the party to make it back for milking, but if it works out with my work/fair/milking schedule, I want to come. :)
     
  17. magdabauer

    magdabauer Active Member

    Messages:
    26
    Joined:
    Mar 24, 2005
    Location:
    washington state
    i'd love to have folks come to our place (just outside granite falls, ne of everett). there's a river for swimming and lots of camping space for "overnighters". we could have one heck of "get acquainted" picnic! do y'all know about the washington homesteaders site? hope to see you here or elsewhere sometime this century!
     
  18. BlessedMom

    BlessedMom Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    343
    Joined:
    Jul 19, 2004
    Location:
    Washington
    Hey all;
    I'm over here in Skamania county. In the Gifford Pinchot National Forest. Lots of places to camp up here. Great fishing and hiking!
    Would LOVE to have you guys over!

    Lori
     
  19. kesoaps

    kesoaps Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    4,108
    Joined:
    Dec 18, 2004
    Location:
    Washington State
    magdabauer, how's the access from the eastern side?

    Here's a link to a map for those of you who'd like to see where Granite Falls is:

    [ame=http://maps.google.com/maps?oi=map&q=Granite+Falls,+WA]granite falls area[/ame]
     
  20. Jen H

    Jen H Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    2,832
    Joined:
    Jun 16, 2004
    Location:
    Washington
    Magdabauer, that's so generous! I've been through Granite Falls many times on my way to trailheads - it's just a gorgeous place.

    What do you eastsiders think? Are you willing to get through the traffic in the Seattle area, or should we look for somplace near Ellensburg (which I think is about as central as it's possible to get)?