Did you ever have to write an essay at the beginning of the school year? You know the one... "What I did on my summer vacation." Well, this is my adult version... but first I have to tell you... we don't travel much for our vacations.... we're homebodies, homeboys, homegirls. We didn't venture further than the Seattle area.
Our first day was spent helping my daughter and her boyfriend move into their new apartment in Seattle... from Toronto Ontario. I'm thrilled to have them "close by". We started the day at Beth's Cafe near Green Lake...
The day ended in our own little city of Lynden and the local Raspberry Festival.
This trip to Seattle also resulted in the purchase of this...
Most of our vacation days were spent painting... at home...
and here... you may remember the Peach Palace?
Well she ain't peach anymore!
d scraping and scraping... And although she's not peach, she's also still not done! For a little house, the painting seems to be endless. I almost welcomed the rainy days that meant no painting!
There were also cupcakes involved during vacation... homemade....
and these beauties from Seattle's Trophy Cupcake!
A birthday surprise was waiting for me on my porch on my birthday...
A second trip to the Seattle area involved a ferry ride
complete with Coast Guard escort... and yep, that's a huge gun mounted on the front. Not a sight I was expecting on a short ferry ride!
The trip was to visit with my daughter and her guy at his parent's home.
A home with a breathtaking view.
And this cute little secret path...
takes you to this beautiful sandy beach.
After a wonderful salmon dinner, it was time to head back on the ferry towards Seattle. You can see Seattle and Mt. Rainier across the water at the ferry dock.
Loading up on the Puyallup ferry.
And a trip to Seattle? Of course, lattes were involved.
You may have noticed, this vacation meant a vacation from blogging as well. It wasn't intentional, it just kind of happened... but I'm happy to be back!