Spring Day Trip in the Pacific Northwest
April day trip from Seattle to Bellingham via the tulip fields of the Skagit Valley and Chukanut Drive. Of, course shortly after starting we got stuck in the Everett traffic jam in the middle of nowhere, I can never explain why but it is always a mess there! We headed north on I5 to Arlington and took a left towards Silvana for a light brunch at Willow & Jim’s County Cafe, where I always have the 3M breakfast sandwich. Then across the street & railroad tracks for quick walk down the country road where Zoe, our Shih Tzu loves the country smells and hops through the long grass like a bunny!
Back in the car we head north and get to the tulip fields shortly. We avoid the crowds so we don’t stop….maybe next year. We usually come up for the daffodils that are out a few weeks earlier but the rain prevented us from doing that this year. We zig zag a bit to find more fields then continue north to stop in Edison to get the most awesome ginger chocolate cookies from the Breadfarm Bakery. ( sorry no photo, I ate them all!)
Then to Chuckanut Drive, one of the top scenic drives in the US that winds for 20 miles along rugged cliffs high above Puget Sound. A stop at Larrabee State Park for a short walk to the rocky beach.
After soaking up some sun, we head into Fairhaven for a walk along the boardwalk (I took this photo years ago from the Chrysalis Inn):
We then headed into downtown Bellingham for a Fiamma Burger, we go here because not only are the burgers great, but we can bring Zoe to sit outside! After that we headed home back through Chuckanut Drive and the tulip fields.