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Pine trees and mountains and water, oh my!

Hey friends!

My friend Jessica and I have had an awesome day here in Washington state :)

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It’s so fun seeing her again!! Jess and I were roommates in D.C. in 2007 and 2008 — my college friend Sarah and I were living together and looking for a new roommate and actually found Jessica on Craigslist! When she told us she had the complete Sex and the City series on DVD, we knew she was our girl ;) Now both Sarah and I are in her wedding in October! Yay :)

Anyway! This morning, I had some delicious stove top oats — this was 1/2 C oats, 1/2 C skim milk, 1/2 C water, a very ripe banana, lots of cinnamon and a pinch of salt. Topped with a little PB and some fresh blueberries… delicious! :)

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And then we headed out to play! It was actually partly sunny here today — apparently I seriously lucked out!

Like I mentioned, Jess and her fiancé live on Whidbey/Fidalgo Island, which is about 1.5 hours from Seattle. It’s gorgeous here! First, we drove over to an area called Deception Pass, which is a bridge that connects Whidbey and Fidalgo Islands.

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It was pretty much amazing. We did a little hiking around and below the bridge :)

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After lunch back at her place, we headed out again to do a little more hiking! We went to Washington State Park, which is here in Anacortes, the part of the island where Jess lives. Um… yeah. Jealous!

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Air guitar aka “rocking the rock”, heh ;)

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The view of Jessica’s town!

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Aaaaaamazing. I heart the northwest.

When we came back, Jess’s fiancé was home from work (he’s in the Navy) and ready to play video games, heh. I may or may not love video games. We started with Wii Fit, which is actually kind of awesome!

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And then moved on to Mario Kart, also on Wii… yes, we are twelve year old boys and it’s awesome. ;) I need to work on my skills, though!! I used to ROCK Mario Kart on Nintendo and I totally suck on Wii!

We are now about to sit down to a delicious dinner — stay tuned for photos and the recipe tomorrow!

Night :)

Comments

  1. 1

    That is some absolutely gorgeous scenery!

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    You have to have the most exhilarating life. All the travel and all of the amazing places you get to see. I am so jealous!


    Don’t worry, this is my last trip for quite awhile :) -Anne

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    I agree with Lauren! SO lucky……

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    Beautiful pictures!! I have a friend from the Tacoma area and everyone who goes there just loves it! :)

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    again, gorgeous pictures! i’ve never been to the northwest, and can’t wait to (hopefully!) go sometime this summer! also, i so appreciate how active you are on your trips…definitely an inspiration! :)

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    I’m so jealous of your hike. There are not words to describe it.

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    You get to go to the most beautiful places!

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    I like traveling vicariously through your blog. Washington looks lovely. And I really really love the Sex & the City roommate story!

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    Gorgeous pictures!! The area looks breathtaking! I may need to move there! Haha!

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    RunnerDude says:

    Too awesome, Anne. Loved this blog. Thanks — and good luck with the school visit. What fun to share your adventures!

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    Mario Kart wii is the best. I hope you have the steering wheels

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    I love Wii Fit! It’s so cool and can actually give you a pretty decent workout!

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    I love Anacortes by the water. First ferry ride was to Orcas Island and it was soooooooo beautiful.

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