Every year, we go on a vacation with our in-laws (Matt's mom, dad, and two brothers). This year we decided to go to the San Juan Islands off of Seattle.
What a trip!
We left Austin early on a Saturday morning, arrived in Seattle later that morning, met up with friends for lunch at a great restaurant, and then drove to catch the ferry at Anacortes. From there we took the ferry into Friday Harbor.
It's a stunning part of the country. It seriously soothes my soul in ways that not all landscapes do (I'm not a huge fan of the desert or even the shrubby landscape that we have around Central Texas).
Calm water + blue skies + refreshing air + tall green tress + mountains = Pure Happiness
We were there before the summer rush, so it was a very sleepy and calm town. So quaint!
We talked with some locals on the ferry ride over and learned about Popeye the seal. She lives in the harbor by the seafood store. You can buy fish to feed her. What an amazing experience!
We also rented kayaks to take around Roche Harbor.
We hiked at American Park.
We visited an alpaca farm.
We took a day trip to Victoria, Canada.
We went whale watching and spotted orcas! Seriously!
My mother-and-law got massages at Afterglow Spa, and I highly, highly recommend Adam, the massage therapist. It was seriously the best massage of my entire life!
On our way back, we spent the night in Seattle. We found a house on AirBnB that was close to the airport.
A good time was had by all. Now we need a vacation from our vacation!
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