Seattle was my first time visiting the Pacific North West and the trip was nothing short of wonderful. I was out there for a sailing event, so I didn't get to see much of the city and surrounding areas, but commuting each morning via boat, snow-capped mountains in the background, morning runs along the lake, post regatta swims, and the Space Needle at sunset sold me on the PNW. I 100% want to venture back out there in the future to experience the rest of city (plus, it's supposed killer vegan food) and perhaps go skiing near by.
Also, thank you to everyone who gave recommendations on where to go... I never had the time to go anywhere, but I'll save them for the next jaunt back out West.
Oh, and Jetlag is a killer b i t c h.