Sunday, May 8, 2011

Saturday Drive

This weekend we took a drive a bit north to the Skagit Valley to see the tulips. We were too late to see most of them as they had been harvested already, but we did get an idea of how many there are and how beautiful they are when all in bloom.

These are part of a walking garden tour. We didn't go since it was raining and the tulips were mostly gone.

After we realized we weren't going to see much of the tulips, we decided to drive to La Conner and then take the Mukilteo Ferry back to Everett. We stopped to let the dogs out at Pioneer Park just outside of La Conner.
This bridge crosses over the Swinomish Channel.
A grouping of pine cones.

Really bad picture of me, but behind us is part of a mural that was an attempt by La Conner to reclaim the Pioneer Park area from vandalism and graffiti. It seems to have worked, as they now rent the park out for all kinds of events, including weddings.
On the way to the ferry we crossed over Deception Pass. This is a gorgeous area that is apparently a very dangerous passage for boats, only being able to go through at high tide. You can see whirlpools forming and strong currents in the water.
(Looking west into the sound.)
Looking east upstream at low tide.
Looking straight down from the bridge.
It took another good hour from the pass to get to the ferry. Fortunately, we didn't have to wait too long for the boat, the dogs were getting hungry.

A princess on a ferry.
We got back to town in time to have dinner with John's friend and his wife at La Isla, a Puerto Rican restaurant on Market St in Ballard. It was not something we probably would have tried on our own, but it was very good and we will probably go back when we finish trying all the other amazing restaurants in Seattle.

1 comment:

  1. Oh the pictures are so good. The tulips are such pretty colors!!