Mike, we love Oregon and some of the lower Washington coastal areas. California is nice, but I can't imagine living there because of the economics of it all. From Connecticut north it's nice in the summer, but winters don't look very appealing.
I can recommend you don't look at the gulf coast from Texas over to at least to Alabama.
The Texas gulf coast is the most humid place I've ever been. You can dry yourself off with a towel, hang it up outside and it'll be wetter than it was before you hung it up!
Dennis and Katherine
2000 Monaco Dynasty