30 August 2013

Day 12

Seattle to Bellingham to Somewhere in the Pacific

"Call on me in prayer and I will answer you. I will show you great and mysterious things which you still do not know about." Jeremiah 33:3

We got a great night's sleep and were actually up and out by the time we planned the night before! One of many road trip firsts.

Our hotel was in a great location and right across the street from a beautiful park smack dap in the middle of the city. So Jessie's scene.
Best Western Loyal Inn
City View from the Park

We were in walking distance from Pike Place Market and the Space needle, so that's what we did this morning.
City View on our Walk to Pike Place Market
Pike Place Market
The First Ever Starbucks
So many flowers lining the inside of the market
This man trained birds. Like taught them to play dead and stuff.
This man deserves every good thing in life. When this little girl stopped
to watch him, he led the crowd in a brilliant acoustic version of ABC's.
Three Times.

Space Needle
Jessie takes every opportunity for kissing.

We walked back to the car for our drive to Bellingham, WA. Once there, we filled up on gas, patroned a small grocery- Haggen Northwest Fresh- for food and Dramamine, and ate an amazing lunch at Colophon Cafe. I had an Alaskan salmon burger with pesto cream cheese and Hubs had a bacon cheeseburger. The home fries were baked in seasoned salt and rosemary. The only reason I'm even telling you this, besides the fact that it was DELICIOUS, is that I want to remember to attempt making this.

We then drove abroad the Columbia- our first ferry vessel on the Alaskan Marine Highway System.
View from our Room

You guys. We had to leave Jessie down with the cars. It is air-conditioned, and her Camry accommadations is a 5-paw hotel. She looks snug as a bug in a rug. But I don't have to like it.
Car Deck
Jessie's backseat set-up. Complete with two beds and rawhides.

Jessie's third bed and play seat. 
Jessie's Floorboard Kitchen.

I called my mom as we left the port. "So you're really doing it, huh?" I had just said the same thing to Hubs. The road trip was a whimsical adventure, but getting on the ferry seemed somehow absolute. The impending move was upon us, and it was heavy. 

The Port Terminal

Watching the lower 48 fade away.
We are not short on stunning sunsets, folks.

We heard a safety briefing, ate sandwiches for dinner, and read a chapter of a book. Hubs went down to the night's last pet call, and I was asleep before the door shut behind him.

If you made it to the end of this post, you win a prize! 
Just kidding, you don't. But you should.

Thank you, kind Reader. You are a comforting travel companion.

The map for today misleading because at 6pm Pacific Time we left Bellingham, WA on the Columbia and will not arrive at our next destination until Sunday, September 1st (in two days). We will probably be without service for most of the ferry ride. Talk to you in a few days!

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