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Seriously!? Does this place exist?

Oh my gosh. I can’t even believe all the awesome things I’ve gotten to do lately! I swear this isn’t normally my life :)

Today, Jess and I decided to head over to Friday Harbor on San Juan Island! It’s practically in Canada and the only way to get there is by ferry. I love ferries :) Especially ones with views like this!!

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Ridiculous, right?! It was even sunny! Yes, it was sunny in Washington state! (In winter!!)

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The ferry ride was about an hour long (of awesomeness) :) 038 041

It had been awhile since breakfast, so when we arrived in Friday Harbor, we headed straight for a cafe overlooking the water called The Doctor’s Office that my friend Kris recommended! It was pretty much the cutest place ever AND had all sorts of awesome healthy and vegan things. YAY!!

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We both got tea and split a delicious blueberry oat bar… SO GOOD!!!

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And then we headed out for our adventure of the day: biking!

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We ended up doing a 12 mile loop around part of the island.

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It was INTENSE!! There were so many hills we thought we might die (this ain’t no southern California beach biking!!), but we’re hardcore, so it was all good ;) Plus, there were beautiful views to reward us for said hills!

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056I heart snow capped mountains :)

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I don’t think these people want me to come live with them on their farm. Damn.

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Totally spent a good 10 minutes playing with auto timer to take this pic, heh ;)

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We didn’t get back to town until about 2 so we were STARVING and ready for some serious lunch! We clearly headed back to The Doctor’s Office and ordered just about the entire menu! Doctor’s orders ;)

We both started with a cup of their southwest black bean chili, which was super yummy.

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And then we split this AWESOME wrap — it was vegan homemade baba ghanoush and raw veggies stuffed in an Ezekiel sprouted grain wrap (my fave!), topped with some flax oil and chili oil! OMG!!!

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I need this cafe to be next door to my house. :)

And since clearly that wasn’t enough food, I also made a custom juice (LOVE JUICE… must get a juicer…) with ginger, apple, carrot, spinach, and celery. I wanted beet in there too but they were out! It was SO GOOD. I love the ginger/apple flavor.

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You didn’t think we were done yet, did you?! Dessert was these amazing vegan/gluten free almond butter balls (although they were actually tiny squares, heh), made with almond butter, coconut butter, dates, sunflower seeds, flax seeds, walnuts, agave syrup, and unsweetened coconut. To die for.

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And then, just so we didn’t die of starvation on the ferry or anything, we purchased this piece of Zucchini Apple Walnut (!!!) Bread to share on the ride home. Clearly we were a little hungry after our bike ride ;) This was also super amazing!! I want to try to recreate it at home…

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What an awesome day. Fresh air, exercise, beautiful views, great food, and time spent with a best friend. What else could you ask for in life, really. :)

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We’re now back and drinking wine, baking cookies, and making dinner while we wait for Jess’s fiancé David to get home!

I’ll be back with another awesome recipe tomorrow… Jess is making my very favorite meal she used to make when we were roommates!! :) Stay tuned…

Comments

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    Why do I have a feeling you’re never coming back home to the east coast??? ;)

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    All of those pics (and eats) are amazing!

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    Absolutely amazing! I’ve never been to the San Juan islands, but I’ve always wanted to go. That is one place that is definitely on my “must visit” bucket list!

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    oh wow it is CRAZY gorgeous there! one of the things on my bucket list is to live near an ocean, and I think it might be there since there are mountains so close too :)

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    I am BEYOND jealous! Blueberry oat bar? I need to try to replicate that! And your wrap looks stellar as well!

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    Hi – new reader here! Love your pics and love your site! I live so ‘practically near Canada’ that I actually am there ;) …but my part of Canada looks nothing like that! I live in Windsor – across the border from Detroit MI, and as nice as my area is – wow, your pics are breathtaking! Hope you’re having a great trip and take a lot more pictures!!!

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    Jealous Jealous Jealous! BUT this is why I live in Seattle – when it’s beautiful out, its AMAZING!!!! LOVE your pictures!

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    Can I have your life of traveling?? Haha! It is so beautiful there!!

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    So jealous! Looks like so much fun! San Juan Island is GORGEOUS!

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    Wow, that is breathtaking!!!

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    What a gorgeous day indeed! And all the food looks great!

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    That looks so nice! And I can’t believe you are just wearing a sweatshirt! I’ve got a trip to Portland planned for the end of February and if it breaks 50 while we are there I’m going to throw a party.

    … I may be living in the wrong climate! hehe

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    Can I just say… jealous much?!
    That sounds like one incredible day! Gorgeous scenery and the food looks out of this world, especially the Blueberry Oat Bar. OMG.

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    Yesss!! I’m so excited you guys made it to FRIDAY HARBOR!! It is one of my favorite places in the world. Spending the summer there in college was amazing.. I should have notified my friend Tim who lives there, he could have shown you ladies around. SO psyched you made it to the Doctors Office- its it the best! and you can’t beat the view! I ate the entire place the last time I was there a couple of years ago and knew you would love :)

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    Too awesome! Sounds like a “career day!” Thanks for sharing it with us. It sure looks like paradise on earth!

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    beautiful!! i’m so glad you’re getting such great weather! it rains a lot in the pacific nw, but i honestly believe, it’s totally worth it for the gorgeousness it brings!!

    i think we’re going to make a west coaster out of you yet!! =)

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    The sounds like one amazing restaurant. Everything looks mouth-watering :)

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    I love San Juan island! My uncle lives pretty close to there…on Vashon island. They’re both beautiful places. I can’t wait to get back there to visit. Enjoy the rest of your trip…it looks amazing!

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    Heehee, my husband climbed the mountain in the first photo!

    We moved to Washington from Norway four years ago and I can’t really imagine us living anywhere else…so many outdoor opportunities and it’s so beautiful here! Then again, I guess that’s what most people think of their home state. :D

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