We live in a wonderful and amazing region of not just the country, but the world.

Take it from a world traveler that grew up overseas and someone that has been to more than 40 of our 50 states: Washington is the best place on Earth.

Sure the Northwest as a whole is pretty special, but the problem with Idaho is that it's in Idaho and the problem with Oregon is that it has a ton of people from Oregon.

In one day, one can see the majesty of a mountain morning or a lady with blue hair walking down the street with a black cat on her shoulders.

So, in honor of our unique and beautiful state and the amazing things only we get to see every day, we offer these photos taken across the state that show our unique perspective in the world.

CAT LADY

Why yes, that is a woman with blue hair walking down University Way near UW with a black cat on her shoulders.

COFFEE CUP HOLDER

Henderson watched as this woman took out the sport bottle and replaced it with her grande latte with the little green plug in the top.

MT RAINIER IN THE DISTANCE

Mt. Rainier in the distance from the lawn at White River Amp. in Auburn.

BEING A 12

There is no better feeling in the world than being a part of the Seattle 12s.

THE GORGE