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An interesting vacation choice

This was her year to decide where we went for vacation. We were very fortunate this year that we had so many possibilities, Crete, Ireland, Geneva, maybe even Alaska. These were the destinations in my mind as I waited patiently for my wife to pick the vacation of her dreams. Within a couple weeks she arrived home excited about the destination she had chosen and couldn’t wait to share with me her plans… She had picked where we were to stay, and all the places she wanted to visit.

It would be late January when we left and I was thinking about warm sandy beaches and cocktails with umbrellas and then she revealed the wonderful place we were to spend our hard-earned vacation… Seattle. By the look on my face she immediately knew that I wasn’t thrilled about it and she started to say that we could go somewhere else if I wanted.

I’ll be honest, at first it threw me off. Seattle in winter? But I thought it must be important because she had already planned the whole trip! I reminded her that it was her turn and that I’d be happy wherever we went so long as I could spend it with her. I did ask her why she choose that as our trip instead of a more exotic locale and she told me she wanted to go to Bainbridge Island to a shop called ‘Churchmouse Yarns and Teas’.
You see, she had recently started learning to Knit and was getting quite proficient with all of the different knitting techniques. Every time she looked something up on the web, 7 out of 10 times this shops name would come up.
There were, of course, many other shops she wanted to go to as well and I thought to myself why not? This is what she wants to do and I knew I’d have fun anyway.

It turned out to be the best vacation we have ever had and I’m happy that I went into it with a good attitude.

Have you ever had a trip turn out way better than you expected?

We stayed at a bed and breakfast called the Chambered Nautilus with gourmet breakfast every morning.

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Of course we visited Pike’s Place and Market Street.

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On a Ferry going to Bainbridge Island

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A quick trip into Vancouver…  Can you say Beautiful?

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Got in touch with nature at Deception Point

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And here’s the place and reason we went to Seattle in the first place.

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Doesn’t she look happy?

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We visited a wonderful winery called Chateau Ste. Michelle.  Winery tour and tasting.

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We had the best Clam chowder I’ve ever tasted and the best hot chocolate as well down at Market Street.

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Blackbirds Cafe on Bainbridge Island, best coffee and sticky buns ever!!

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My favorite was the quilt museum in La Conner, Wa

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2 thoughts on “An interesting vacation choice

  1. Pingback: An interesting vacation choice « Books quilts and sewing » NancyCelms

  2. Very cool post.

    Quilt museum! I have to confess that I have never heard about quilt museum. I think that my wife would be very interested to visit there. Our world is full “small” museums from which one never hears. We have museums like Teddy Bear, Glass Museum, Mechanical Music museum and many open air museums presenting old wooden houses and living.

    In Finland we have one museum which is only in Finland.

    That is:

    International coffee cup museum

    I hope that You do not mind when I give this link.

    Have a wonderful day!

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