Northwest Prints &emdash; Wallula Gap Sunset
According to the Seattle PI, a Bellingham school gave the kids a day off to enjoy the nice sunny weather expected today “in sun-deprived Washington state”. Guess they forget we, here on the east side of the mountains, are part of the state and enjoy sunshine almost 400 days each year.

SEATTLE (AP) — In sun-deprived Washington state, the promise of nice spring weather prompted a small private school to give students a day off to enjoy the sunshine.

Friday is a “sun day” of sorts for the 205 students at Bellingham Christian School, a small private Christian school in Bellingham, Wash., about 90 miles north of Seattle.

“SCHOOL CANCELLED DUE TO GREAT WEATHER! WAHOOO!” the school’s website announced Thursday night. “Yeah! It’s a Sun Day today and everyone gets the day off from school.”

Principal Bob Sampson said he wanted to give students some time to re-energize and enjoy the weather, adding that he wanted to re-create the excitement snow days get among the kids. He began teasing the possibility of giving the day off earlier in the week.