This weekend we headed up to Whidbey Island, Washington for our friend's wedding. We packed up the car, put in the Harry Potter CD and hit the road. We drove up along the 101, opting to take the scenic route. We stopped at a pretty State Park for a very French road trip lunch.
We just had to stop at this dive bar called, what else, the Geoduck. For those of you who didn't grow up around Geoducks, they're a big deal 'round these parts. They're a kind of clam with a funny name and they are the mascot of Evergreen State University...hmmm. Kyle had a drink and we took in the view and the, um, interesting souveniers like hot pink camoflauge shirts and thongs that had "The Geoduck" embroidered on them.
We arrived in Port Townsend where we took the Keystone ferry across to Coupeville where the wedding was going to be. Port Townsend is a cute, tiny town with lots of shops and yummy (yet overpriced) ice cream. I had their fresh made ginger ice cream...a pregnant lady's dream!
We had about an hour to wait for our ferry and that was the perfect amount of time to wander up an down the main street and explore the little shops before making our way back to the car for our ferry. Unfortunately, the woman running the toll booth put us in the standby line even though we had a reservation so... we missed our ferry and had to wait another hour for the next one, so we explored Port Townsend again to see if we'd missed anything...we hadn't, but it was still nice to check. I love taking ferries! It's totally nostalgic if you grew up in the Pacific Northwest.
We got checked into our cute little Bed and Breakfast, The Spinnaker Tea Garden where the owners Juanita and Marty welcomed us. They are the sweetest couple and clearly love running a B&B. The beds were comfortable and the breakfast was fresh and delicious. Juanita even packed us up a picnic lunch to take on our way when we left!
On Saturday morning we spent a little time wandering in downtown Coupeville (which spans about a block and a half) but most everything was closed because it was early so we had to find other ways to entertain ourselves.
Yeah...we're pretty cool. Then it was off to the wedding venue for me. My sister joined me a short while later and the photographing began. The couple are two good friends, so the wedding was fun and laid back. The wedding was gorgeous and I had a blast photographing it with my talented sister. Congratulations to the wonderful couple!
This week is all about prepping for our road trip to San Francisco. We stopped at REI, Target, Costco and Trader Joe's on the way home yesterday and we're pretty much ready to go. Now all we've got to do is finalize our route, get the last few things we need, clean up the house, apologize to the cat for leaving her again and get ready to head out for two weeks on the road! I'm so excited for a break!