We kid. We kid. Spokane's Out There Monthly has raised a shrill call of WTF with the news that Tacoma has made the list of Outside Magazine's list of "Where to live now: The twenty best cities." Congrats to Tacoma, but c'mon. As Outside defines their list:
"20 great American towns that have withstood hard times and reinvented themselves as havens of the good life. Why not make a move?"
Now, there clearly isn't a statement that better defines what has taken place in Spokane over the past decade. The Out There Monthly blog succinctly describes the situation:
"Tacoma, Spokane’s arch-rival for the title of 2nd Most Populous City in Washington, has punked the Lilac City badly."
Punked is right. Let's see, whitewater kayaking - check! Miles of mountain biking trails- check! Multiple ski hills - check! Rock climbing - check! Growing bicycle culture - check! Mark our words: next year, friends, this list will be all ours.