We just returned from a 10-day trip to Washington state with our good friends, Steve and Joan.
We flew to Seattle, rented a car, hit the road, walked a lot….and rested occasionally.
Not surprisingly, rain came frequently and fog shrouded the mountains. Sunshine was rare but judging from the sign, greatly appreciated by everybody.
The food was beautiful at Pike’s Place Market. The peaches and tomatoes tasted as good as the ones I remember from the farm in Indiana. We had several delicious meals but most were fairly simple. Can’t believe I didn’t take pictures of the peanut butter and jelly sandwiches we carefully constructed on our laps in the car. Thankfully, they taste better on vacation than at home.
One of my goals was to eat an authentic Nanaimo Bar while in Canada. I found one. I ate it. Now I would love to make it. If you have a tried and true recipe, please advise.
We smelled, we touched, we gazed, we hugged. It’s easy to admire God’s creation.
We were thrilled to see God’s creatures up close–large and small.
And we took pictures of everything. (Aren’t you glad I just picked a few to show you?)
Our favorite stops included the Boeing factory, Mount Rainier, Mount St. Helens, Victoria Island, Hurricane Ridge and the Flight museum.
My personal highlight was eating at Delancey, a restaurant whose beginning and first year in business are chronicled on Orangette, one of my favorite food blogs. I actually got to meet Molly for a brief moment. I was not disappointed.
These pictures speak for themselves…some things are hard to leave at home. I will always remember this vacation as the trip of Angry Birds and Words with Friends. (If you don’t know what those are, ask a friend with an iPhone.)
Vacations remind me that memories with special friends (including our own spouses) are precious.
To Steve and Joan: Let’s do it again next year. Maybe somewhere warm and sunny? love, paula