We decided on LaConner, a small town north of Seattle.
LaConner usually comes alive in the spring with the Skagit Valley Tulip Festival, but just about every weekend tourists and visitors walk up and down the streets, browsing in boutiques, art galleries and restaurants. We hit the tulip festival about every other year or so. We skipped it this year. It just gets too crazy that time of year. This year we took Macie with us. I was surprised on how many shops have bowls of drinking water set out for pets.
LaConner is still a little fishing port. Lots of boats coming and going up and down the river that runs along the edge of town. These crab pots were stacked between an art gallery and and a restaurant.
This is called Rainbow Bridge and it just runs out to that little island.
While I was waiting for our box lunches to be made, I was reading a little town newsletter. It had an article about this quirky little old lady who currently resides as the bridges' Troll and collects a toll for every 3rd red minivan that drives by. One of these days Im going to drive across the bridge to see if she's really there.
Speaking of boxed lunches...
Sitting dockside enjoying the turkey sandwiches and huge soft molasses cookies couldn't have tasted any better.