Monday, June 10, 2013

Great Adventure Part 3.

Location, On board Amtrak Coast Starlight.

Great Adventure Part 3.

What did we do for 10 days in Lynden, WA?

It rained for the first few days but even so it didn’t stop us from doing things. We did a road trip to Winthrop via the North Cascades Highway which is Hwy 20. Beautiful scenery with lots of snow at the higher elevations and along side the road over the passes.

With a few stops along the way to admire the scenery we arrived at Winthrop and had a picnic lunch in the park. It was blustery and cold but we survived.

After lunch we walked downtown Winthrop’s board sidewalks and browsed several stores. While the ladies shopped, Mark and I found seats at an ice cream store and people watched. Of course, we couldn’t sit at an ice cream shop and not have some.

We visited Dawn and Matt’s new property and admired Dawns garden. They have done a lot with the property already.

We had lunch at a nice downtown deli located inside an arts center which was originally the old city hall. The building has been completely redone. It now houses room for craft and music classes as well as concerts and weddings.

We ate lunch one day at a distillery. It produces liquor from apples. Matt says it is very good. We didn’t taste it.

We drove to Lummi Island for 2 days of R & R with Mark and Candi. Lummi Island is a 10 minute ferry ride from Bellingham. The house belongs to friends Scot and Kathy and was built by them over several years. It is beautifully decorated and has a large deck over looking the water. We ate out the first night and Candi made Greek gyros the next night.

 Ferry to Lummi Island.
Sitting on the deck in the sun.

 View from the deck.

We played cards and board games each night. It was a very relaxing two days.

After returning from Lummi Island we went to Matt and Dawns for dinner. Dawn fixed a very nice dinner from menus she found on the website Pinterest.
Clyda and I with our host Dawn in her yard.