I guess I am technically pretty close, however there is an international border in the way. We try and get down to Washington at least a couple of times a year, I have several friends who live between Blaine and Seattle (not to mention stocking up on cheap(er) tobacco!).
I'm in Granite Falls about 65 miles away, but I get up to Bellingham from time to time. You might consider joining the Seattle Pipe club. We meet in Fife, which is a fair drive for you but I know at least one other member who lives in the Bellingham area.
I live in downtown Seattle in Belltown. This pic was taken from my balcony at midnight Jan 1. Yes, flint is absolutely 100000% Correct - People Republic of WA. If anyone is near, PM me and come up for a drink and smoke. I'm not kidding.