Well hello! I can’t believe how long it’s been since my last post! Let me tell ya, I was up to HERE in homework. So much reading. SOOOO much reading! But the good news is, I survived, got it all done, and had a good weekend to boot! But this post isn’t about this last weekend…it’s about the weekend before. Tricky, I know.
Part of the birthday gift for my roomie was a “surprise adventure trip” and we chose last weekend to adventure. Marisa had no clue where we were going…only that she should wear layers and good shoes, and that we needed to leave at about 10:15 am. Yay surprises!!!!!
So after getting some cash and some gas, we were off to our first stop: the ferry.
And now we know that our general destination is Whidbey Island. Hooray!
Notice the sky: it’s blue. Not gray, blue. And there are no clouds. And if we looked the other way, we’d see the sun. Basically, God blessed us immensely with BEAUTIFUL weather!
The weather…I just can’t get over it! We could have stood for hours just looking at the beauty and soaking up those rays! 🙂
After disembarking the ferry, our next stop was in Langley – a lovely little cafe called The Braeburn
This place…ADORABLE! Delicate plates line the walls, and local artists’ prints (and originals?) are featured and for sale. There’s an apple theme (refer to the name…) and every table has a little tub of apple butter. SUCH a lovely place! I would highly recommend it.
The spring-like weather must have affected my tastes, ’cause I craved fresh and light food. Soft mozzarella, juicy tomato and fresh basil were accented by a balsamic mayo, all held together by a (locally made) light white bread. The salad was pretty basic, but it completed the meal perfectly…so tasty!
Marisa felt a breakfast vibe, and went for the eggs benedict, which came with rosemary potatoes. If you’re looking for a meal to stick to your ribs, this would do the trick! I was fortunate enough to sample some of the potatoes, and man. Let me tell ya…AH-mazing! Salty, buttery, and perfectly seasoned.
After our delightful lunch, we were reading to head to our intended destination: Fort Casey! Fort Casey features Admiralty Head Lighthouse, as well as trails, breathtaking views, rocky beaches, and, everyone’s favorite, WWII bunkers!
Take a look in Marisa’s sunglasses….totally accidental, but no complaints here!!
The bunkers are legit. They didn’t see any battle, of course, but they’re well equipped, and perfect for fun! Although I’ll admit…the darkness from the solid cement and no windows does get
SUPER a mite creepy. But we found a room with perfect acoustics, and sang eerie, pentatonic-scale songs, and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. It was like being a kid again!
We wandered down to the beach and just sat on a log for a moment, enjoying the view.
And I couldn’t go all the way to Fort Casey without snapping a shot of my favorite lighthouse!
Even though this was the end of our Whidbey-exploring, the fun wasn’t over yet…we did still have another ferry ride, and plans for ice cream…
I saw this van behind us…and laughed for a long time! They look all ready to head out……glad I’m in front of them 😉
One cool thing about being an adult? I can eat ice cream at dinner time if I want to!
And so we did.
#1. Ivar’s soft serve…SO good! It’s thicker and creamier than Dairy Queen’s, and oh-so nummy. But a word of caution…what I have there is the “child’s size”. So order carefully!
#2. I realized a while ago that I don’t have any pictures of me eating. Pictures of food? Yes. Pictures with food? Yep! Pictures eating food? Nope. So we were intentional to take pictures of me actually consuming food. I think ice cream is a good first shot, yes?
That pretty much sums up the day! A relaxing day spent with a lovely friend, enjoying God’s beautiful creation? Blessings.
Take care, friends!
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