Friday, August 17, 2012

A little break from sewing: Seattle day trips

sewing time gets shorter with return to school
I can't believe it's almost time for schoo [DON'T SAY IT!]. Okay, out with it: "I'm not ready for summer to be over!" Ahhkk. (I just got light headed)

Time to get back to my school-year job and regular routine. I knew summer would fly by much too fast. Soon I will see all those cute smiling faces again. And hear colorful stories of summer adventures. Fingers crossed that September will hold on to some sunshine, before we roll into the darker days of fall.

Ok, before I launch myself into a depression, I wanted to share a couple little day trips I crossed off on my summer to-do list. Whew! Glad I got at least a couple in!

There's a little place called Mukilteo (good luck pronouncing that) on the shores of Puget Sound. It's only about 40 minutes from where we live so it's our go-to when we need a little beach time.

taking a break from sewing to relax at the beach

There's something about sitting at the beach that just washes you over with peace. The sound of the waves, the roll of the tide, the call of the seagulls. Ahhhh, heavenly I tell you. I could sit here for days. And sleep here if it wasn't against the law.

And it even has a lighthouse. ♥

Ivar's always tops off my visit to Mukilteo. I had the fish n' chips here for the first time a couple years ago and now I literally think about it from my last bite until I have it again. It's that good. And I'm that crazy.

Heading farther north, a bit farther from home, is another favorite beachy spot. Deception Pass. If you visit Seattle in the spring or summer, it's a must see. It's one of the most beautiful places. Makes me want to sell everything I own and live on a boat.

I always make us stop and walk over the metal arched bridge. The views are breathtaking.

Photo on left (below) is a view from the bridge. The one on the right is before you get onto the bridge. Sigh. (sorry my horizon is a little tilted. hope you don't get sea sick.)

After we did our bridge-walking, we found a little nook on the beach to sit and relax - to the roar of the waves and delicate tumbling of weathered rocks. Well, and the occasional, "Billy, come over here and finish your hot dog!" It's a popular place in the summer. But we lucked out with a pretty quiet day.

Now you can see why I'd like summer to last just a little longer. 
So I could do this all over again. xo

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  1. shannon!! you always take such great photos on your day trips - i feel like i was right there with ya! i've never been to this place, but want to had it to my "must see" list next time we are there. i love that bridge and the views!!! And oh---- please give me some ivars!! its been WAY TOO LONG.

  2. That's a very familiar view--lived on Whidbey for two years, and absolutely loved it. I still miss the beaches, and everything else.

    1. I'm so jealous! I have dreams of living on Whidbey and having the ocean at my back door. I'm sure you have some wonderful memories. I can see why you miss it! Thanks so much for stopping by. :)


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