Yesterday we celebrated our 5th wedding anniversary! Well, actually we took a few days to celebrate, spending 2 nights at a fun bed and breakfast in Sequim.
On Thursday we took the ferry from Edmonds to Kingston. We found some dinner at the "Grub Hut" in Kingston... yummy milkshake! We then took our time driving from there into Sequim, enjoying the cheery sky. After checking into our Bed and Breakfast we drove half a mile down the road to look at the beach.
We woke up to this pretty view in the backyard. We were the only people there that night, so were pretty surprised at the massive breakfast the hostess made for us; orange juice, peach scones, oatmeal with fresh strawberries, and shirred eggs!
After talking to the hostess, we decided to visit the Olympic Game Farm. (We considered driving to Hurricane Ridge, but there were so many clouds we thought it may not be worth the time investment.) On our way we stopped at the Jardin du Soleil Lavender Farm. It smelled so good, even though the plants weren't in full bloom. We wandered through the different varieties, looked at the still used to get lavender essential oil, and bought a couple plants.
The game park is a place set up for cars to drive through and feed animals out the windows. Most of the animals are retired movie or entertainment industry critters; including Kodiak bears, wolves, cougars, bison, elk, deer, a rhinoceros, yaks, zebras, and prairie dogs. I wasn't so into feeding the critters from my window, but Tom enjoyed it. We bought one bag of bread and spent about 3 hours driving around.
We spent the rest of the evening reading in the sun at the beach, on our deck, and more reading.
On Saturday we ate breakfast (crab quiche!) with the other guests at our bed and breakfast and checked out. We tried to visit another lavender farm, but it was still closed, and headed on towards Fort Worden.
From there we drove to Kingston for some ice cream and took the ferry into Edmonds to head back home. It was a most excellent way to celebrate!