|Leaving Port Townsend on the Keystone ferry|
L & L may not live in a palatial mansion, but it seems like it
|Mt Baker from Lyle's house|
|Deer in L&L's yard|
|View from atop Mt. Erie|
|Deception pass from the top of the bridge|
|Lyle and Vicki at Washington Park|
On our next trip to Whidbey we did another first for L & L, we drove the scenic drive through Washington Park in Anacortes. Roger & I actually drove this a couple of times when we lived in Tacoma 35 years ago. There were some nice views of Whidbey Island and Orcas Island with its Mount Constitution, as well as Mount Erie in Anacortes.
The following day, we accomplished another first, a sumptuous Sunday brunch buffet at Chuckanut Manor Seafood & Grill. This is surprising as L & L are foodies and generally have been to or know of every fine restaurant where ever they are. Well, I guess they knew of this, they just hadn’t tried it. The views of the bay from our table were lovely despite the overcast weather.
We then continued on Chuckanut drive to Larrabee State Park which was nice except for the cloudy weather. This drive concluded at Trader Joes in Bellingham, where good food was bought by all.
|West coast blueberries|
Our return drive included a blueberry farm, where I was astounded by the size of the berry bushes. Last year in Maine the bushes were about 5 to 6 inches high. Here in Washington they are 5 to 6 feet tall. The berries are bigger too, although New Englanders would have you believe that those in Maine are more flavorful. Linda makes fabulous jams, which we were fortunate enough to try while we were there and bring several jars away with us. Linda bought blueberries. I don’t know if she planned to make more jam, but we were about to leave Washington so if she does we’ll never get to try it.
The weather was starting to clear as we took the ferry back to Port Townsend so I got a couple of nice pictures from the ferry as we left. As always, we had a great time with L & L.
|Fort Worden light from the ferry|
|Aquafarming mussels at Penn Cove near Coupeville|
|Deception Pass Bridge|