Day Trip to Deception Pass and Penn Cove

A couple of weeks ago, my dad and step-mom came to visit us and meet George for the first time. We had a break in the gloomy weather and enjoyed some beautifully sunny days together. To take full advantage of the sun, we decided to take a day trip up and around Puget Sound to Deception Pass and Penn Cove.

Deception Pass is so named because Captain Vancouver thought it was the long-sought Northwest Passage

The strong conflicting tides can also be deceptive

We drove around Whidbey Island and stopped in the quaint little town of Coupeville for lunch

We had waterfront dining at the Front Street Grill. You can see the view right through the windows!

We shared a few dozen oysters with mignonette. Lucia kept saying, "I NEED more oysters!". I feel you girl.

Grandpa and George

I had the Mussels San Danielle which was prosciutto, carmelized onions, sage, white wine, garlic, and of course, lots of butter. When in Penn Cove!

After lunch we had a sweet treat at Kapaw's Iskreme

Lucia loves her rainbow ice cream

We enjoyed our ice cream with a walk on the Coupeville Wharf

There is a picturesque red building at the end of the wharf

Birds were flying all over and pecking at the mussels in the water

Talk about fresh seafood!

I would not mind a sweet beach house right on the water

Just a small place to enjoy these views every day

To witness lovely moments like this

And linger with my favorite people

Picturesque store fronts

Cherry blossoms everywhere

Even a street named for Alex. We were meant to be there!

We took the Kittitas Ferry back to Mukilteo

We stopped for a late dinner at the Columbia Tower Club

And watched the sun melt into the Olympic Mountains

The view of Mount Rainier and Mercer Island from the restroom

Goodnight Washington, and thanks for a fabulous day

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