We took a Ferry from the Peninsula to Whidbey Island and then on to La Conner, home of son, Lee and Shelley. We camped out in his back yard. My daughter, Kayla,and family, Kenny, Taylin and Renden,were here for two days. We enjoyed the grandkids and watching all the animals interact. Annie behaved and enjoyed herself. There were dogs, a cat, chickens, wild bunnies, chipmunks and even deer in the yard.
La Conner is one of the state's most popular tourist destinations. The picturesque downtown waterfront district renders views of fishing and pleasure boats moored in Swinomish Channel and offers great views of Mt. Baker from the award-winning Rainbow Bridge. My son's home is on Fidalgo Island and the Rainbow Bridges connects this island to the mainland of La Conner.
Anacortes, 12 miles away, is another beautiful seaside town and is a major northern Washington port. Also, Anacortes is home of the ferry to British Columbia and San Juan Islands. We enjoyed the shops, fine restaurants and also attending their annual Craft and Arts Fair during the weekend. Even though we have visited this area many times, it's still a joy to return.
The drive through Skagit Valley is candy to the eyes. The fertile valley yields fine crops and this time of the year all types of berries and cucumbers are being harvested . Flower and vegetable seeds of all kinds come from this valley and in the Spring it is famous for the Tulip Festival.