My shirt: c/o Olivia Wares
After work last Tuesday, Daniel and I made the 9-hour drive over to Seattle for our summer road trip. I was born in Washington, and we spent every summer—and all of it—up on Whidbey Island each year, so I was really excited to take Daniel back to my roots. It was his first time to Seattle, and his first time meeting my entire extended family (minus a couple cousins). We got in late Tuesday evening, curled up on the couches at my sister's home off Green Lake, and rejoiced at the fact that ahh, finally, we were in Seattle.
The next morning, we hopped on the Mukilteo Ferry and took the short ride over to Whidbey Island. It didn't take long to convince Daniel that we needed to head straight to the Village Pizzeria—home of the best gosh darn pesto pizza I've ever tasted. After all, who needs breakfast when you can enjoy a piping hot & fresh pizza? After dining on our pesto pizza pie, we shopped the stores in Langley, snagging a couple tees for Daniel and a Whidbey sweatshirt for me at The Star Store (my ultimate favorite store as a kid).
There are photos below of our ferry ride and visit to Langley, with captions below a couple photos.
The shop right in the middle with the white front used to be Nanny's store (my grandma). It was a glass art gallery called The Glass Knight and she and Papa owned it for years and years. I was her "assistant" there every summer, and was paid well in ice cream cones, pizza slices, and amazing glass collectibles.
The cutest theater in town.
The Star Store. My favorite place to shop as a kid. They have a toy store upstairs and I could spend hours tooling around in there.
The infamous Boy and Dog sculpture in downtown Langley.
After shopping we went to meet the family, and Daniel was welcomed with big hugs and very firm handshakes. They loved him immediately. I had waited over two years for that moment, and boy, it felt good.
More photos to come tomorrow!
Washington Trip 2013 Posts:
Whidbey Island │ Maxwelton Beach │ The 4th │ Pike Place Market │ Seattle