When boomers think about Washington state, the R-word that often comes to mind isn't retirement, but rain. That may be an unfair rap, say experts, even given Seattle's deservedly soggy reputation. In fact, those determined to spend their golden years in locales where umbrellas are almost unnecessary have several options in Washington's eastern, drier half, which offers miles of grasslands and even some desert-like areas.
Retire Here, Not there: Washington
Tuesday, August 20, 2013 12:00 AM