Friday, August 21, 2009

Whidbey Island

It is now time for part two of our road trip vacation. I told you I'd be breaking this trip up... but I didn't know it would take me so long to get it done! Oh, if there were only more hours in the day...

So, after a couple of days at Diamond Lake, we headed up to Whidbey Island. For any of you that don't know, this island exists right off of Seattle. It's a pretty big island, and although you can get there by driving on land, it is a shorter trip (not to mention more fun) to get there by taking one of the several ferrys. We took a ferry from Mukilteo to Clinton. Whidbey was my favorite spot! It. was. GORGEOUS. The house that we stayed in overlooked the Puget Sound and we could actually see the ferry going back and forth during the day, and the city lights over across the water at night. The weather couldn't have been more perfect. We enjoyed time with friends, time at the park (the boys' new favorite park), and hours at the beach. We ate lunch at the cutest and yummiest little Thai cafe. The boys spotted every thrift store on the island and we shopped. Colby found an old (but cherry) bike that had a $15.00 price tag on it. He wanted that bike Soooooo bad, but of course, we had to leave it since we had no room in our little mini van for a bike to go home. They managed to find other treasures though, so all was not lost. We sipped on great coffee and just enjoyed more of being together and exploring new things.

The friends that we stayed with have been friends of mine for a long time. They are actually my parents' age, and our families did Saturday night get togethers on a regular basis. Will has always had this creative flare about him that attracts children, and that has not changed. The boys were by his side most of the time that we were at their house. Will even did an origami lesson at his dining room table. There are now hundreds of origami balloons throughout my house! What a treat that was though... and such a memory for us ALL to tuck away.

Yes, Whidbey holds a special place in my heart. I know it is a place that we will go back to often.... to explore, sip coffee and be together.

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