We got to spend a few days up at Birch Bay, WA about 2 hours north of us. It's actually just a few minutes from the Canadian border and it's beautiful up there!
This was right after we arrived. We put everything in the condo and Beth, Sharaya, Allie and I headed down to the bay.
It was nice to just spend a few days relaxing, there were no responsibilities or deadlines. It was wonderful!
Even though it was absolutely freezing, Sharaya and Allie braved the indoor/outdoor pool. It was so cold, the steam was pouring off the hot tub! For the most part I stayed by the indoor pool with my gloves and jacket and I was still cold. They had the pool to themselves and had a lot of fun but I don't know how they did it!
We took a walk along the bay and came across this small island that we wanted to explore.
I saw a bridge that went to the island so we headed toward it but when we got to it...
I was surprised at how many birds there were in the bay. We saw ducks and seagulls, terns and crows and geese. The waiter at the restaurant we went to pointed out an eagles nest. We never saw the eagles but he said they live there year round.
(Thank you to the patron who volunteered to take a photo of all of us!)
We had a corner room that faced East overlooking the Cascade Mountains, and South, plus we were on the top floor so we had gorgeous views!
Wednesday morning we packed up the car and headed home. Just a few minutes after we got on the freeway...
I hope you've all had a restful and relaxing week.