Heading to Bellingham, Washington State.
We adore the Pacific Northwest. When considering domestic travel it always pops up at the top of the list..........along with crossing the border, once we reach Washington State,
for another fabulous visit to British Columbia, Canada.
Hey, one can travel the globe but, right here closer to home,
is some of the most beautiful scenery ever!
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Lake Whatcom, near Bellingham, Washington.
Even before we had friends living here we always made a stop in the older Fairhaven District of Bellingham, loving the small town feel, the old brick buildings housing quaint independent book shops, coffee houses, small restaurants, garden shops and artist venues. Live music often plays in the square, nothing raucous, more like Celtic or country which fits the scene perfectly.
Enjoy a little stroll around town with me - it was such a beautiful evening. We had dropped our dear friends - the lucky ones living here - at a concert, and we spent time just soaking up the colors and sounds of a perfect Summer evening in a place where even the hollyhocks smiled!
Don't you agree that it's really lovely here?
Sadly, time did not allow us to continue to Canada on this Summer's trip..............but hopefully next time we'll be heading to Vancouver and Victoria again. Some very special blog friends to meet there - you gals know who you are!
Fairhaven's hollyhocks - Summer 2013 - the prettiest ever after a season of wonderful weather.