WA State Sites & Sights

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A few weeks ago, Brad's mom & dad came to visit us in Seattle. I was sick as a dog with bronchitis (which I had for over a month, yuck!), but it was still a fun time!

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I love having out of town friends & family visit us - it gives us the opportunity to explore our beautiful state anew! We took a day trip across Puget Sound to see the sights/sites on Whidbey Island, and drove back across Deception Pass on the way home. It was a drive Brad and I had never taken before, and it blew our minds. I don't think i'll ever get over how beautiful fall in Washington is. It's just...beyond. We recently got a new camera (yay!), so we've been documenting a lot more of life. Click "continue reading" for more photos!Useless Bay Coffee Co.

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Rad Arrow at Callahan’s Firehouse Studio and Gallery

We stopped in all the little towns to do some browsing and drink coffee.

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Fort Casey on Whidbey Island

My favorite part of the trip was our stop at Fort Casey. The fort is a bizarre hidden bunker in the hills along the Sound that was built in the 1890's. The day we visited was a gloomy and windy, which (along with my cough) had me in a weird mood. The surroundings made me want to carry out covert operations or uncover buried treasure or something. I climbed all over the fort, daydreaming about mysterious things. It was awesome.

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Deception Pass

So, the pass is crazy. Even on a gloomy day, the water was a brilliant blue/green. And this photo does nothing to express how high up you are on the bridge. I have a love/hate (mostly hate) relationship with heights, so I stayed safely far away from the edge - but the others ventured to the edge and saw a harbor seal playing in the water, waaaaaay down there. Our state is magical! (By the way, I knit Brad's hat (above) last fall from this WWII knitting pattern.) Have you gone on any fun day trips lately? Comment please! :)