Welcome Kevin. This is a great forum. I noticed that you retired from the FAA. So did my brother-in-law. However, he was "on the ground" so to speak. He worked in the "flight services" part, doing weather, flight plans, etc. Worked out of Portland for a while, then Hillsboro, then McMinnville until he retired.
And welcome to the NW. Enjoy the rain, clouds, snow, wind, and the occasional sun break. Just enough to get you excited, then it rains again. Famous NW saying.......in Oregon (and Washington too) we don't tan, we "rust".......!!!
Don't worry, you'll lose that nice CA tan shortly, and get a nice coating of rust..to replace it!!!