Saturday, October 06, 2012

Our Island Getaway…

But not the kind you’re thinking of. Winking smile 

A couple weeks ago we went out to Whidbey Island off the coast of Washington State to spend a couple days with Chris’ grandparents and his parents (who are stranded over there because of the bad forest fires and the smoke hovering over eastern Washington). It’s a nice easy drive through some of the prettiest parts of the state. And my favorite place to stop and take pictures is at Deception Pass bridge that links the mainland to Whidbey Island.

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We got to go to my favorite Chinese food place and have the honey walnut prawns that I’ve been thinking about since we had them last time, which was 4 years ago! They’re pretty amazing. And memorable, apparently. We also got to eat at Anthony’s, which is a seafood restaurant serving it fresh from the ocean that you sit beside. Funny thing though, the best thing we ate there was the onion rings. Not that the seafood wasn’t good. Their clam chowder rivals the east coast chowder I had last summer. Chris’ grandparents always feed us good when we go to see them.

We also were able to meet up with some of our friends that live on the island. A couple that used to live here and a friend of mine that I made at girls camp in 2011. We went out for frozen yogurt with Alan and Tonya and had coffee with Ariel and her new husband, Richard. I’m glad that we were able to see them too. It made for a very full and fun trip.

It really was a lovely weekend.

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When was the last time you got away?
Where is your favorite place to go to visit?
What type of food do you like to try while you’re on a trip?

7 comments:

  1. Hi Shaina, just stopping by to say how delightful your blog is. Thanks so much for sharing. I have recently found your blog and am now following you, and will visit often. Please stop by my blog and perhaps you would like to follow me also. Have a wonderful day. Hugs, Chris
    http://chelencarter-retiredandlovingit.blogspot.ca/

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    1. Oh thank you so much for your kind words about my blog Chris. :) Glad to have you.

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  2. How nice! I love Washington - so beautiful! And I've been to Anthony's! :) We ate at the one in Des Moines.

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    1. So yummy, right?! :) And hopefully the next time you come to Washington we'll be able to meet.

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  3. I've been to Washington once and only for one day: to see Mt St Helens. And from what I saw of that area, it is a gorgeous state. I hope to go back someday! And those pictures? Wow. I'll have to add Whidbey Island to my mental list of places I gotta go to.

    I don't remember the last time we got away just the two of us that wasn't to our family's house. Probably our honeymoon to Orlando back in 2009. Ugh, we need to go on vacation.

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    1. Next month Chris and I get to go out of town and stay in a hotel! We don't get to do that very often cuz we normally just stay with friends and family. Everyone needs a little get-away sometimes. Hope you get one soon.

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  4. i haven't been to anthonys in awhile. but they have been pretty good in the past. just expensive. whidbey is SO pretty.

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