I hear this constantly from people looking to relocate to Salem, Oregon. Concerned about the massive downpour of rain that they think we get here, they don’t think they can handle the doom and gloom of Oregon.
Just for the record: it does rain here.
But we do get sun, contrary to rumors otherwise. Today is March 31, 2008 and this picture was taken this morning. Looks like a sunny day to me.
As I was downtown today, I headed down to the Capitol Mall here in Salem to take some pictures of the cherry trees. They aren’t in bloom long, so you need to get down there and see their splendor.
The Capitol Mall is a wonderfully designed area that is truly beautiful. Cherry trees line paved walkways that lead to small alcoves of benches. Perfect for a picnic lunch, the Capitol Mall is a soothing experience.
In the summer, you will often see young children cooling off in the fountain. There are also diamonds embedded in the walkways that share a little bit of the history of Oregon as well as some trivia. You can learn the state bird and other various things about the State of Oregon. I always find it fascinating to spend time here.
The mall is also home to the war memorials, which are all unique in their own way.
This beautiful area is one of many offered by the city of Salem.
And don’t be scared off by the rumors…it really doesn’t rain here every day of the year.
If you are thinking about relocating to Salem Oregon and need more information about what our city is really like, please feel free to call or email me for more information. I’d be happy to share accurate information about our city with you.
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