Washington, my home

By Washington, Our Home|February 14, 2010|General|0 comments

Well, I’ve finally decided to do it. I went and got myself a blog. Now I suppose I’ll have one more thing to be worried about keeping up with every day.

Okay, so a little about me and why I decided to do this. I’m going to be 35 this year, which means I’m old enough to realize I’m not young anymore, but still young enough to not be taken seriously if I’m not careful. So with a wife, one son, two cars, a house (a mortgage), and a good job, why would I want to undertake this little venture?

Simple. I love this state. I was born in Spokane, moved to Colville, then to Bothell, then to University Place, then back to Spokane again, all before I graduated high school (Mead – go Panthers!). Then three years in Pullman for my BA in communications and back to Spokane to start work (KXLY Radio/TV).

Four years later, I decided to join the Army Reserves and shipped out for six months of basic training and AIT at Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri. I had my father send me Mariners box scores clipped from the Spokesman-Review so I could follow what turned out to be the last great season for the M’s (2001).  After graduating with honors as a 54B (later 74D, Nuclear-Biological-Chemical Operations Specialist) it was back to Spokane for another year.

Then it was time to venture out on my own. So where did I end up? Las Vegas, Nevada! Fortunately, after a year in Vegas I met and married my wonderful wife, Kelly, which is the best thing that happened to me…let’s just say I’m the kind of guy that Vegas could get to in a hurry.

In 2005, we decided to leave the heat and head back to the great Pacific Northwest. After searching for jobs and homes in Portland, Oregon, Boise, Idaho, and the Puget Sound Area, I landed a temporary job at KING TV in Seattle. Since we didn’t know exactly where the permanent job would turn up, we threw a dart between Seattle and Olympia and hit Lakewood. Not the best choice, but we endured a year in an apartment until I got a job with the Washington State Senate in Olympia and we found our home in Lacey.

I hope to write about all the great things Washington has to offer…from it’s natural beauty to it’s storied political activity. I promise it won’t be all about politics, rather a vast array of all the great things life has to offer in the upper-left corner of the country. From our underdog sports teams to our small town way of life, I’ll hopefully be blogging on all the things that make ours the greatest state in the lower 48.

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About Washington, Our Home

My name is Erich R. Ebel. I was born in Spokane and moved to Colville, Bothell, Tacoma, and back to Spokane again, all before I was 14. I attended Washington State University in Pullman, graduated and moved back to Spokane. In 2000, I enlisted in the United State Army Reserve and spent six months at Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri. Then it was back to Spokane. After six years, it was time to get out and see the world. And what better place to start than Las Vegas, Nevada! I met my beautiful wife while working at KVBC-TV in Las Vegas, and after three years of suffering in the extreme heat and undeniably long nights, we were called back to Washington State. Landing first in Lakewood, we suffered for a year in an uncomfortably old and small apartment before a shooting and a kidnapping in our complex strongly urged us to leave town. After relocating to Lacey, we have now settled and spend as much time as we can exploring the fine facets of this beautiful state. From Tenino to Tonasket, Brewster to Blaine and Vader to Vancouver, I have enjoyed every moment of this great state.


  1. I’m so proud you started your own blog on “all things Washington.” It’ll be the only thing worth reading!! Love you!!

  2. NICE! Welcome to the ‘blogosphere’, where the air is thin and so are the intelligent comments. Your’s will be among the best and most readable, I’m sure!


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