A Day Trip to Deception Pass

I know, just look at Earth in all her glory. It’s so easy to fall in love with Washington when you visit places like Deception Pass.

One of my blog goals is to make y’all fall in love with the PNW like I have. It’s so different from where I grew up, which isn’t saying anything bad about Texas. I’ll be the first one to convince you that Texas is the best place in the world. (It is.) There’s just something about the PNW that takes my breath away while simultaneously making it easier to breathe. I think it’s a mixture of the moody weather and the sea of green. I fall more and more in love with the color green the longer I live here. It’s one of the most beautiful colors that Earth provides us. I love traipsing through Washington and seeing the color year round.

Anyways, back to Deception Pass.

Earlier this week, my friend Leanna and I drove two and a half hours to wander around Whidbey Island. We started our journey at Deception Pass State Park. As you’ll see in the pictures it was beautiful, even on this gray, cloudy day. I’ll admit that I may be a tad bit frightened of heights and falling, so driving and walking on the bridge had my stomach churning. I even said that I wish I could be strapped in! It was really high. We walked down to the beach for solid ground. Down on the beach there were great views of the bridge, sea lions, and even a small cave. It would be a great place to stop for a picnic. This area is a state park so make sure to bring your Discovery Pass or you’ll have to pay a daily fee ($10) to park and walk around.

The rest of our day was spent on Whidbey Island. We stopped in Coupeville for lunch on the water and ice cream at Kapaw’s Iskreme. I wish we could have had more time in this little town to explore the shops. We also went to Bayview Farm and Garden to see their ‘Laburnum Arbor.’ It wasn’t in bloom but it was still beautiful.

Pinterest is a great source for more things to do on Whidbey Island. But I would suggest starting your trip by driving through Deception Pass and leaving the island on the ferry to head back to Seattle.

Pass LakeIt’s not a Sara Leppala blog post without a selfie!

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