This past week, my friend Anna (Slightly Astray) came to visit us in Seattle. It was so nice to see her again (we haven’t seen each other since China!) and I loved showing her around my city. We ate non-stop all week and probably gained a few pounds consuming tons and tons of sweets. One night, we even ate a pasta appetizer at Beecher’s before heading to dinner to eat more pasta at Ristorante Machiavelli. We then split a giant piece of lemon meringue cake for dessert (obviously) at the Starbucks Reserve. No regrets.
Aside from the fun we had in the city, we also took a mini trip out to Lopez Island because my boss so generously offered his home to us for the night. Visiting “the islands” is a big part of the culture here in Washington, so it was great being able to show Anna what ferry life is like for us Washingtonians.
After consuming giant pancakes and French toast at Portage Bay Cafe on Saturday morning, we made the 1.5 hour trip to Anacortes to catch the ferry to Lopez Island. We were blessed with sunny skies which is a rare sight to see this time of year in these parts!
After getting off the ferry, we made our way to the house, quickly unpacked, and then ventured out on a hike to squeeze in some more time outdoors before the sunlight disappeared.