On Black Friday we hopped on a ferry from Mukilteo to Clinton on Whidbey Island for a visit to the quaint and picturesque town of Langley on Saratoga Pass.
While waiting in the ferry line I took a photo of this sign. I guess the people in ferry line-ups can get a little feisty.
Once off the ferry we found a parking spot in Langley and headed to Prima Bistro for lunch.
My brother Tim with his wife Letty.
Whales have been spotted in the Saratoga Passage. Saratoga Passage lies in Puget Sound between Whidbey Island and Camano Island. Saratoga Passage extends about 18 miles in a northwesterly direction from its entrance between Sandy Point on the Whidbey Island side and Camano Head on the other. I liked this sign that says, “Spy a Whale, Ring the Bell.” We didn’t hear the bell during the few hours we were here.
Overlooking the passage from First Street in Langley.
Dear and me. Dear’s facial hair is gone as of today.
Some quirky things that we saw along 1st Street.
After our delicious lunch we walked along the streets of Langley shopping in the Star Store and our favorite thrift store in Langley. Oops, I ended up buying some dishes at the thrift store. Letty bought some nice leather gloves at the Star Store.
I’ll also be linking up to Signs, signs by Lesley later on Wednesday of this week.
Our long Thanksgiving weekend was filled with lots of great fellowship and great food. We are so thankful for all the gatherings and fun times we had and are having. Our Thanksgiving company leave on Tuesday. Today we enjoyed a small Thanksgiving feast at our house and now the table games are happening while I watch Soccer with some Jalapeno chips. I’ll share more from our Saturday and Sunday Thanksgiving happenings later in the week.
12 thoughts on “Quaint Langley on the Island…”
I’ve been to Langley. I thought it was a fort. Is it? It looks like you guys had lots of fun. Are you happy that Dear shaved his facial hair?
Yes, Pom Pom, very happy about the facial hair being gone. I don’t think there’s a fort in Langley. Fort Ebey and Fort Casey are on the Island that I know of…
There is a Fort Langley in the Fraser Valley of British Columbia just half an hour from the U.S. border crossing. A very cute and walk friendly town with shopping ( second hand/antique shops and bistros ) along with a real Fort!
Thanks Lenora, I’ve wanted to make it to Langley in B.C. but haven’t managed that yet…
Gosh, people are testy everywhere, but I have not seen such a sign before. What a pleasant excursion all around. Dear will be getting back his teenage looks without the beard, I think. Keep enjoying your company!
What a fun day that must have been…and that sign made me laugh…guess they are serious, tho. 🙂
Enjoy your company..
You guys have had way too much fun this past week!
Haha!! Your first sign (and your comment on it) made me laugh! 😀 It must have been a day full of fun. Everyone looks happy!
Your sweet comments on my recent blog posts have warmed my heart. Thank you for rejoicing with us, friend!
Such a great mini-vacation! I love those and Langley looks like a perfect destination! That phone booth made me smile… Talk about being passe’!
That is a neat idea to ring a bell at a whale sighting.
I have a hard time realizing the need of some of these signs…didn’t folks learn how to play with others kindergarden?