Wednesday, June 8, 2011

A Lucky Day!

Last weekend we awoke to glorious sunshine and did what all Northwesterners do when the sun's out: we decided to do something outside. This time we headed north to explore Birch Bay which is just north of Bellingham and quite close to the border. Our first stop was the state park where we decided to walk a bit. The mountains in the distance were out in their glory.

And just a short way down the trail alongside the road, I glanced down and spotted this!

Since it was rather chilly, thanks to wind off the water, we changed our mind about walking and drove further north to Blaine. After a nice lunch at a Thai restaurant, we headed to Semiahmoo since we'd heard about the hotel and golf course there. Much to our surprise, we also found an historic ferry that takes folks over to Blaine! Too bad we'd just been there.


Lots of folks were enjoying kayaking as well.

And this group was having a photo shoot.

It's easy to see why people like to take pictures here. Mount Baker sparkled in the sunshine.

To top it off, in the mail that day, I received a lovely package from Kathy. She sent me some very cute scrubbies as well as a wonderful knitting pattern. Thank you, Kathy! These are my kind of sweaters!

Oh, and how could I forget? There's a yarnshop in Birch Bay called Beach Basket Yarns and Gifts! Guess who stopped?

11 comments:

Charlene ♥ SC said...

Such lovely days, and great photos. Someone at work told me about visiting 'out west' and had to purchase gloves and insolated underwear... What a difference a few thousand miles makes!@!

Lynn said...

What a wonderful way to spend your day! Your photos are lovely. Since we have no mountains in our area, I always enjoy other's pics of them. Thanks for sharing.

Becca said...

Oh Judy, what a glorious day! Sunshine, the beach, and a new yarn & gift shop, how fun! Love your photos. Seeing pictures of Wa get me excited about my trip!
xo

Deborah said...

Sounds like a wonderful day. Beautiful pics.

Dee said...

What a quaint ferry.

Looks like you had a good time. What did you buy at the yarn shop?

Cranberry Morning said...

There's always next time to take the ferry. Looks like an absolutely gorgeous day, a great one to be outdoors as Wisconsinites also are this time of year!

Aren't those cute scrubbies!

Linda said...

We have Monsal...you have Mount Baker, lol !!! Would love to have my photo taken there....
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Linda said...

It sounds like a great day! Did you find anything you had to have at the yarn store?

Merry said...

So love when you trip around and share your photos. What a lovely day and those mountains in the background an awesome backdrop. Thanks for sharing.

hakucho said...

Those scrubbies are super cute :)

Library Gal Quilts said...

Love your photos Judy! I love Blaine! All that area is so photogenic! thanks for the road trip!