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Esther, actually there were Amish in Washington state up to a few years ago, but no longer. Those were perhaps another Plain group, similar to the Amish, that you saw? I got an email from someone asking a similar question a few years back. For the time being, there are no Amish in Washington, though maybe that will change.
I think Washington like a lot of these possible West Coast destination is just daunting due to the distances involved (I don’t know much on farming in the area, though that is not a deal-breaker as Colorado Amish have shown). The post we had last week on the Amish attempt to settle British Columbia was a good example of how distance really becomes a challenge at a certain point.