Yesterday, I made a trip to downtown Edmonds–a quaint Puget Sound town filled with dog-walkers, boutiques, Saturday summer farmer’s markets, quirky book shops, and a few public beach areas scattered with local restaurants.
I went on a spur-of-the-moment trip with a fellow blogger– Away from the Safe Harbor. The blogger (Alayna Wood) is just starting her written blog now, but her instablog is pretty well established (@awayfromthesafeharbor). She is leaving in a few months to live and teach English in China and I would totally suggest checking out her page! She is also a bit of a travel blog connoisseur and she is a great person to talk to when you are looking for awesome travel-bloggers and instabloggers to follow.
Alayna and I went down to Edmonds and walked through the town, looking at the shops and boutiques for fun. We walked into a Savvy Traveler store because (if you read the about me page of Alayna’s Blog) Alayna is a travel-fiend. We also found a bookstore which just opened. It is painted like a bookshelf and I am kicking myself for not taking a picture of it.
After walking through the stores, we stopped by one of the many murals in Edmonds and snapped a few shots.
AFTSH–“Tell me something funny”
TOH–“I want to grow up to be a lemur”
TOH– “You look great. But, you know what, I really don’t appreciate you laughing at my dreams…”
AFTSH– *laughs even harder
After a small (yet fabulous) photo shoot, we headed down the road towards the water front and stopped at a local coffee shop– Waterfront Coffee Company.
This store serves local Snoqualmie Ice Cream and other foods.
They also serve Lavendar Vanilla Italian Sodas and Ginger Peach Iced Tea in these respective sizes– Shrimp, Clam, Oyster, and Geoduck (pronounced gooey-duck). Can it get any more Pacific Northwestern?
A description of a Geoduck is here.
After instagramming a picture of Alayna (see the widget below) we headed down to the water front and stopped to sit on a Jetty.
There was an older gentlemen who was talking about a Sea Lion so we pulled out my camera to see if we could capture it. We looked through the lens and realized….
It was just a log…
Behind the rocks we were sitting on, there was a set of those metal binoculars you find in parks secured to the Jetty and I looked through and saw this….
The actual Sea Lion….
I have lived in this area for over a decade and I had never seen a Sea Lion so close. I was happy to take a shot of it.
After walking down the beach a bit and watching an elderly man paint a piece of driftwood to look like an Orca, we made it home.
It was an Edmonds kind of day.