We left Seattle twenty years ago for the emphatically non-greener pastures of Chicago. It took twenty years to go back. You can do things twenty years later you couldn't before. As newlyweds impoverished by graduate school, we never got around much then.
One of our dreams was a week in the San Juans. An hour's drive isn't much of a dream, but our budget decreed it might as well be Paris. Now, though, well, time changes some things for the better.