You've heard the story - finding a fairy in a forest who grants wishes.
I recently took my granddaughter on a hike in the woods near Crystal Lake. It's just two, maybe three minutes from our front door, but within seconds those local woods become an alternate world. It might as well be the national forest surrounding Rainier for the grandeur, isolation and splendor the casual walk produced.
Princess Aurora and I did not find a fairy. But in the woods I did consider a wish - what if I could change one thing about Woodinville?
We live or work here because of the things we like and even love about the area. Our neighbors, our jobs, the vistas, the parks, the wineries, local merchants, etc.
Consider for a minute the opposite. The thing you hate most. The thing that drives you crazy. Gets under your skin. Rubs you the wrong way in Woodinville.
I have heard some say traffic. Roads. Tourists. Big retailers. Developers. Signs. City Hall. Local Politics. Now let me hear from you.
What one thing would you change here with a wish from a fairy in a forest?
(This is a series of posts exploring a future vision for our community, in particular local businesses and what they offer the residents of Woodinville, Bothell, Kirkland, Redmond and Duvall.)