As previously posted, I was lucky enough to visit M in the middle of November! Now that he is in Washington state, I was able to fly in Vancouver. We spent roughly 14 hours in Vancouver before heading south!
What was the number one thing I was looking forward to? Yes, that’s right- DOGGIE BEACH. I don’t know what the real name of Doggie Beach is, but it’s beach dedicated to dogs. Obviously, we had to go first thing. Daisy and Sophie looked sooooo happy, and if I had a dog there, I would be there every day. If I didn’t have a dog, I would still be there.
A wild Daisy appears!
It’s like an ad, but it actually happened
Sophie carried a branch-stick while Daisy contemplated her size
Daisy remeeeeembered meeeeee
It really was an absolutely beautiful beach- it was so peaceful (though I’m sure one of the many storms WA gets would change that), so fresh, and so inviting. I really do wish I could go every day.
Oh yeah, we’re besties.
You have MORE pictures of the dogs, you ask? Oh, only OBVIOUSLY. One of the biggest moments in a Westie’s life happened while I was there: DAISY RECEIVED HER FIRST LAMBIEKINS. In case you aren’t like me, and you don’t follow 80+ Westies on instagram, Westies looooove lambiekins. And they collect them. It’s a whole thing. (Look up #lambiekins on instagram if you don’t believe me. And #silenceofthelambiekins.) I couldn’t wait to give it to Daisy, and she did NOT disappoint. My apologies for the blurryness- an excited Westie does not like to sit still.
On the Wednesday morning, M’s mom took us to brunch at the Braeburn Restaurant in Langley. It is quite a small restaurant, but the food is delicious, there is a lot of character, and the staff were pleasant! And look how old school my mug is!
To get anywhere from M is on the island, you either have to drive all the way up and drive over Deception Pass, or drive onto the ferry. I am a prairie girl who has a healthy fear of water, so the ferry was a bit of a terrifying experience for me. THere actually was not a huge wait (though it was 11am on a Thursday), and the ride was only 19 minutes from driving on to driving off. A video of the ferry from the day after I left was posted showing how rough it was then, and it was TERRIFYING.
M and I went shopping Lynnwood! Okay, we went shopping in quite a few places, but this was our first big stop. We found the cutest candy shop in the mall, Lolli and Pops- of course we had to get some. It was $13/pound of candy and chocolate, which is really good price!
Here is when M wanted to take pictures of me!
This is a good breaking point for the trip! Parts II and III will be up on Wednesday and Thursday!