Pacific Northwest: Part V (Lavender Farm and Back to Seattle)

So many things to blog about, so little time to actually do it! Picking up the travel from the Dungeness Spit, we drove east to Kingston to catch the ferry back to Seattle. On the way there though, we kept seeing signs for lavender farms so we took a quick detour:

[[image:pacnw61.jpg:Lavender Farm:center:0]]

So we stopped for some pictures:

[[image:pacnw64.jpg:Vincent photographing the lavender:center:0]]

[[image:pacnw62.jpg:Fragrant and pretty:center:0]]

[[image:pacnw63.jpg:Lavender!:center:0]]

[[image:pacnw65.jpg:Vin in a field of lavender:center:0]]

There was a little gazebo in the middle of the field, with lavender lemonade. Except the lavender lemonade didn’t really taste like lavender, just like lemonade… But nice and cool to quench our thirst. Plus it was free, so who’s complaining, right?

[[image:pacnw67.jpg:Vincent in the gazebo:center:0]]

[[image:pacnw66.jpg:Lavender Kings:center:0]]

After we bought some lavender products (lavender caramels which again, did not taste like lavender, lavender sachets, etc.), off we went to the ferry terminal. Unlike our trip to the Olympic Peninsula, where we just drove right onto the ferry with no wait whatsoever, the ferry was late (Friday afternoon, what can we say). Plus the lines were long!

[[image:pacnw68.jpg:Many many many cars waiting:center:0]]

[[image:pacnw69.jpg:Puppy waiting patiently:center:0]]

Finally the ferry came, and we crossed back to Edmonds. And then…. jeng jeng jeng…. Todai Sushi Buffet!!! I was too shy to go up to the buffet to photograph it, but I tell you, Vin and I had never seen so much sushi! And good stuff, not like the cooked shrimp and whatnot that pads sushi plates in Ohio. It’s raw fish, and tons of it! Vin really really decimated their sashimi trays…

Here’s some shots of our plates:

[[image:pacnw70.jpg:My plate in the foreground, Vincent’s in the background:center:0]]

[[image:pacnw71.jpg:Another plate:center:0]]

[[image:pacnw72.jpg:And another!:center:0]]

Suffice it to say that we ate our fill of seafood and had to be rolled out of the restaurant. 2 thumbs and 2 big toes up from me, and Vin was in heaven! He LOVES sushi. 🙂 Vincent, next time we visit you we really must come here again! hehehehehe

Then we went back to the hotel, relaxed for a bit, and went to the train station to welcome the next visitor:

[[image:pacnw73.jpg:Hi Lilian!:center:0]]

Here she is, down for a short weekend break from Vancouver. That’s it for now! Tune in next time for more adventures! 🙂

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