Envious of the view, Jim. Would love having mountains in my backyard. Homebrewing is probably the greatest thing I've discovered in my life. I love brewing at least as much as drinking the beer, if not more, and I take it very seriously. If the beer doesn't turn out the way I expect it to, I get pretty bummed out. Wish I didn't, but I can't help it. I put so much thought and effort into brewing that I want it to be better than anything else I've had.
Must be nice to be up there in the Northwest, fresh yeast and hops right at your finger tips...lucky bastards.
I think I'd take living in the Rockies of Boulder or Fort Collins any day though.