July 22: First stop: Lynden, Washington : just minutes after we crossed the border at Aldergrove.
We took a nice little forest walk and then meandered through a couple of antique stores
before indulging in a ‘Second Breakfast’ at the Lynden Dutch Bakery.
It was hard to choose:
but the Almond Tart was irresistible
as was the fresh Raspberry Pie with its thick border of real whipped cream.
Next stop: just off beautiful Chuckanut Drive: Taylor Shellfish Farm on Samish Bay.
We were shown how to shuck an oyster --- apparently every oyster comes to a point. You drive the knife in there and then wiggle it to the side to cut through the hinge. A bucket of Shigoku oysters (those are the lovely small ones), a lemon, a picnic table, an ocean backdrop . . . bliss.
Then: our hotel in Seattle: the Travelodge by the Space Needle: perfect location: J
First Seattle fueling stop : an outdoor table in front of The Ace Hotel. A glass of wine, the Sweet Potato Quesadilla . . . a big thumbs up for Ace’s Happy Hour!
Then, down to the The Edgewater where we snagged a window table in the lounge and felt like we were on a cruise ship!!! A jellyfish floated by, seagulls dove for popcorn tossed down from one of the balconies (maybe the one the Beatles fished from???), a container ship put out to sea, the Asparagus Tempura smoked, and the cocktails delighted.
And, to top it all off, look what we found at the Seattle-Tacoma Airport: