Every 3 to 4 months I get my hair cut and highlighted, gotta cover those pesky gray ones, at a salon in Fairhaven. Yesterday was that day.
Fairhaven was once it's own city. It has been part of Bellingham, WA for many, many years when multiple cities all merged. It's a quirky little part of town that has suffered through the ups and downs of development for as long as I can remember. Back in the 70's, the 1970's, a developer tried to turn an old building into a multi store place to shop and dine . Most of the project was never finished. The shops and restaurants seemed to come and go.
The last ten to fifteen years has finally brought growth to Fairhaven. Most of the new buildings try to emulate the old brick building. There's flower shops, garden stores, an independent bookstore, pottery stores, gift stores, shoe stores, toy stores, yarn stores and lots and lots of restaurants. The Alaska Ferry stops at the ferry terminal in Fairhaven bringing tourists to the area regularly.
In the summer there is a public square where there is a weekly farmers market. The square is also where outdoor movies are shown on warm Friday evenings, byob style, bring your own blanket that is.
There's a new cupcake store, yummy.
This old double decker bus serves up fish and chips.
This is one of my favorite buildings in Fairhaven, an old bank, it now has a gift store... a very expensive store that is.
Fairhaven is the kind of place to go to when you want to find something unusual, not something "cookie cutter" that you find at all of the mall stores.
Plus it was a fabulous fall day.
Enjoy the start to a new week,
Chris at Red Gate Farm