Barn on Whidbey Island

On Saturday we drove to the north end of Whidbey Island to visit Ebey State Park and to enjoy a meal in Coupeville, Washington.

The weather was beautiful which brought out the crowds. Our realtor was having an open house at our home so we had to be away from our home for several hours and we took advantage of the weather to enjoy a short hike at Ebey and have some Penn Cove Mussels in Coupeville. I’ll post our photos from our walk/hike at Ebey and some photos from Coupeville tomorrow or later.

Linking up with Tom for The Barn Collective.

Island Signs and Fences…

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My favorite on this group of signs, “Falling Can Be Deadly”, so don’t fall people! This series of signs were taken at the Deception Pass State Park on Whidbey Island in Washington State.

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This next sign is on a building on Front Street in Coupeville on Whidbey Island.

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I’ll be linking up to signs, signs with Lesley and Good Fences #104 with TexWisGirl.

Dear and I are considering a little getaway to Vancouver B.C. since the U.S. dollar is strong for a change. I hope to take lots of photos of what we see and experience. So excited that Spring is coming! How about you?

Our Jaunt…

…a short excursion or journey for pleasure.

Last Saturday the Bagdanov sisters had a jaunt in Washington state that took in Mt. Vernon, La Conner, Deception Pass, Coupeville, and Langley leaving the island by ferry back to the mainland in Mukilteo. Here are some photos of what we saw.

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The Swinomish channel in La Conner.

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Deception Pass Bridge between Fidalgo Island and Whidbey Island.

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Deception Pass State park on Whidbey Island.

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Saratoga Passage and Penn Cove in Coupeville on Whidbey Island where Penn Cove Mussels are famous.

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Saratoga Passage in Langley on Whidbey Island.

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Ready for our trip from Clinton on Whidbey Island to Mukilteo on the mainland.

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On the mainland we stopped for dinner in Millcreek before we headed home to put our feet up!

Lots of posts about our sister weekend but they don’t happen very often and I have the need to document our time together. Treasured times at treasured locations in the state of Washington.

Linking up to Tuesday’s Treasures with Tom at The Backroads Traveler and J is for Jaunt with ABC Wednesday with Mrs. Nesbitt and Roger with the ABC Team.

Good Fences

This fence is in the town of Coupeville on Whidbey Island. Coupeville is on the shores of Penn Cove. We enjoy the Penn Cove Mussels in this little island town in Washington State. Truth be told it’s the sauce that makes a mussel dish good in my opinion. We’ve enjoyed eating at Front Street Grill in this little town and they serve mussels in a variety of very tasty sauces. One of my favorites is Coconut Green Curry Mussels!

Linking up with TexWisGirl for Good Fences #99!

Soon I hope to take a drive on this island again. We’re having a “sisters” weekend early March and my head is spinning with fun things we can do together. Two sisters in Washington state and the other two sisters in Southern California. We are meeting up in the northwest.  I never tried mussels or oysters or much fish to speak of until we moved to the Seattle area. Fish was not something my mother was too familiar with in the kitchen. We also ate kosher growing up so shell fish was taboo.

Hope you have a good Thursday!

InSPIREd Sunday

 

Langley United Methodist Church on Whidbey Island. We were in Langley on Thanksgiving weekend and I took this shot.

Linking up with Beth and Sally at InSPIREd Sunday.

Photobucket is holding all my photos from 2007-2015 hostage on their site. All my photos that I stored and uploaded from that site are now big ugly black and grey boxes with a message to pay big bucks to get them restored to my blog. It will take me a long time to restore thousands of posts.

 

Quaint Langley on the Island…

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.