I was born in Pasco, raised in Kennewick, and lived in Richland.  The Tri-Cities is a great place.  It’s no metropolis, but it’s still a fun place to kick in the four wheel drive, taste some grapes, and float down the Columbia.  I did escape to Seattle for six years, but like how many other people have remarked, the Tri-Cities is a black hole and will always find a way to bring you back.