Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Love letter to the Northwest

My aunt & uncle are planning a trip from N California up to Washington in April & were asking what things they should do. Suddenly, I was waxing poetic about the Great Northwest, our forsaken home.

"...beautiful places with breweries. Snoqualmie Falls is really pretty- bigger than Niagara. The restaurant's there have killer pancakes. There is a tiny brewery in town that makes a mean sandwich & tasty IPAs (http://www.fallsbrew.com/).

Bellingham is where I went to school, about an hour & half north of Seattle & it is a stunning beauty. It sits on the bay looking out at the San Juan islands and is a quirky college town. Larrabee Park is my favorite place to gaze out at the water. Plus- Boundary Bay Brewery is very popular (http://www.bbaybrewery.com/).

Bellingham- view over the water

Leavenworth is also always fun. Touristy, but a good time, with tasty German food & pretty mountain views."


Oh Northwest, you are so lovely. We've been in Berlin for 3 months now and are truly enjoying  the city, the people (not joking), the food, the experiences. We love being abroad, and more importantly being here in our adopted city.....but, there really is no place like home- is there?

Seattle Thunderstorm
For more NW Brewery love, check out our Brewery Road Guide 

1 comment:

~ cheryl said...

Glad you know it is hard to beat Washington State for incredible scenic beauty. Mountains, ocean, blue skies, Seattle, small towns, farms, lakes - a little bit of everything in a temperate climate filled with independent thinkers that want to continue to learn and grow their entire life. Not that I'm prejudiced or anything. :)

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ebe & ian at Yak-toberfest 2008