We took a two day trip to Anacortes last month and enjoyed every minute of it. The only down side was that we could have easily spent a few more days.

We took off around 10:00 in the morning and took our time driving up there with a stop at the casino for lunch. We checked into The Ship House a unique and comfortable Bed and Breakfast. Then went down the road a piece and took the Deception Pass boat tour.

We grew in the Pacific NW and except for catching the ferry at Anacortes haven’t really visited it. Now, I want to go back. They get very little rain fall, the weather is temperate and if the baskets are anything go by, flowers love it.

We got one of the last boat tours of the day and the currents running through the pass were stronger than I realized. The boat guy said kayakers’ actually do the pass. We didn’t see any and I can’t imagine it. They must shoot through that pass. You’d have to be good to try it.

After the tour we meandered around town, and ended up in a down home café with amazing food on Main Street. If I were to assign a theme to this mini vacation I’d call it “A step back in time.” No hurry, people taking time to visit, wide streets. Almost a Norman Rockwell scene.

After dinner we had time to enjoy our room which looked out over the sound.

After a slow lazy start the next morning we said goodbye to this amazing part of the world and made promise’s to do more of these kind of trips.


8 responses to “Anacortes

  1. Gosh we didn’t even have time to discuss this amazing trip. We’ll get that next time, sounds really fun and beautiful.

  2. Your pictures make me want to go. I love this kind of mini-vacation. It refreshes you, doesn’t it? And it gives you a different view for a bit, which, for me, helps my psyche keep up with the day to day stuff of normal life. How long of a drive was it for you?

  3. Oh, it sounds so lovely! I’ve only been to the Pacific Northwest twice, but I’d love to go back. Especially to see the flowers!

  4. Laveda Dee, You’ve showcased one of my favorite spots. As often as possible, a visit to La Conner, Anacortes, Deception Pass is on my list. Such awesome beauty within reasonable driving distance is one of the perks of living in the Pacific Northwest. Thank for the post and the great pictures.

  5. Valerie J. Patterson

    Sounds lovely, Lavada. I’m so glad you went and had such a fine time. I do hope you go back. Steve and I take short trips like this and it is so very refreshing and revitalizing. It’s just a moment to step back from the routine and spend quality time with each other. Thanks for sharing! 😛

  6. Sounds wonderful, Lavada. Trips like those are nectar for the soul.

  7. Beautiful pictures. Makes me want to go. AND the Norman Rockwell comment makes me want to go even more. Sounds like you had a wonderful time.

  8. Thanks for the comments. We really enjoy mini trips like these and don’t do enough of them. Our next ‘real’ trip is to the Dominican Republic in January. I’m not looking forward to the airports. Especially since we have a stop in Atlanta. Been there before.

    Laurie, Anacortes is about a 2 1/2 hour drive from here. Or at least it was going up. Coming back we drove via Whidbey Island and made a loooong stop in Coupeville. You need to take a ferry to get back to the mainland on that end of the Island. It took all day.

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