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La Conner

My mother-in-law, Janet, arrived from the UK last Wednesday for her annual visit.  I foresee a few fun day trips in my near future!  Today we went to La Conner, had a walk around and had a fabulous lunch.  Even the child joined us for the outing (like he had a choice, hehe)!

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Janet doing the “wiggle,” because the art statue behind her was called “The Big Red Wiggle.”

La Conner is about 45 minutes from where I live and a very small town.  Very artistic. Great culture.  Great scenery.  The Swinomish Channel runs right along side of the town, so it has some great waterfront views.

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Rainbow Bridge:

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Neighborhood house in the shape of a boat (in blue), although you can’t really tell from this view.

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Artsy stuff:

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Loved this frog:

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I stepped out in the middle of the road for this one because, hey, why not:

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Old, old, old cabin (La Conner was settled in 1867):

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A little farmer’s market:

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A lovely little tea shop:

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And, finally, lunch at La Conner Brewery (we find the best food at breweries):

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Tomorrow is the city of Bellevue… with Judy from New York’s own Chocolate Runs Judy!!  I can’t wait to meet her!!

Echoes Of My Neighbourhood #11

I live in a little town called Lake Stevens, aptly named for the lake which the community surrounds. Summers get a bit busy here as everyone finds something to do water-related… swimming, skiing, kayaking, boating, fishing, rowing.  We even have our own little rowing club. There’s sometimes activity on the water in winter as well, even people suited up skiing (extreme, very extreme).

At the Cove in the summer, we have “Music on the Lake,” where various local bands will come and perform, as well as outdoor movies.  The town’s biggest party takes place the last weekend in July, known as Aquafest.  Five blocks of Main Street are roped off and it becomes a fun little carnival with lots of games, rides, craft vendors, and food booths galore.

And it has just occurred to me, I’ve never shown pictures of the actual lake.  While it was cloudy when I took these pictures, we are never lacking for sunshine in the summer.

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While Internet safety is always a primary concern, I’m not too worried about those of you who like to stalk.  I went to my local Wal-Mart this morning and stocked up on hunting supplies… so chances are I’m going to see you before you see me.  😀

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I am joining Jacqueline Oby-Ikocha from A Cooking Pot and Twisted Tales for her series, “Echoes of My Neighbourhood,” where she challenges us all to share a photo of bits and pieces of wherever you are at any point in time.