Monday, April 18, 2011

Weekend Full of Sunshine!

This past weekend was MY Mama's birthday! And to celebrate, we had to two fun-filled days of sunshine and adventure! 
On Saturday my mom, her roommate and I drove to beautiful Anacortes and hopped the ferry to the San Juan Islands! Friday Harbor, to be exact. I always forget how much I LOVE it there! The sky was so blue, and the sun was so bright that we had to break out our shades {sunglasses that is}! We meandered through the shops in town, had a local lunch, and visited all of their art galleries. Which you wouldn't believe that they have so many. Their local art is incredible! The had the cutest shops, and the best antique store!

An awesome mural

From one of my favorite shops
Look at that sky!  

After a fun and rambunctious ferry ride, and drive home, we were BEAT! So much fun was had! Then on Sunday, my mom, my aunt and I drove up to Mt. Vernon to check out the Skagit Valley Tulip Festival. Needless to say, we were all disappointed. There were barely any tulip fields this year, so we just drove on by. But not all was lost! We stumbled upon the Tulip Festival Street Fair, and saw some AMAZING art! They had a lot of vendors, and live music. The architecture in this town is my favorite! Old and weathered. 
Local street art

Beautiful weather!
After the Street Fair, we drove over to La Connor. Which is a cute, quaint little town on the waters edge. We walked around town, did some MORE local browsing, shopping, and eating. This town also had quit a few art galleries! We also literally found a haunted building {I will dedicate a post to this later}! 
I loved these old letter press stamps!
This antique store is more like an oddity store!

After another rambunctious drive back, we stopped at mom's place for some home made birthday cupcakes! Overall, we had a GREAT weekend filled with some MUCH needed downtime! HAPPY BIRTHDAY MAMA!


  1. So glad you gals had a good time!!! You all deserve it! Look like you gals got luck with some beautiful weather too. Love all the pics!

  2. We go to the mt vernon swap meet and street fair every year! Its so cute up there. It sounds like you had a great weekend!!

  3. What a fun weekend! And the perfect weather for it. Happy Birthday to your Mama!

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