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Whidbey Island Travel Blog

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Sunrise leaving Baker, Elkhorn Mountains

After roughly 18 hours, over 800 miles of traveling, three mountain passes, and two ferry rides, I've been to Whidbey Island and back! Traveling in winter is always stressful, getting through the mountain passes was surprisingly easier than we had expected. Snoqualmie Pass in Washington on the way over was a piece of cake, we only had to deal with a little slush. On the way back it was snowing pretty good, but still wasn't real difficult to get by. Meacham and Ladd Canyon passes were bare both going and coming, but dealing with blowing and drifting snow wasn't fun. But nevertheless, we made good time and got home safe and sound! The trip overall went really well; most of the time the weather on Whidbey Island was cold, windy, and rainy.

Sunrise leaving Baker
 The only really nice day was New Year's Eve. I rung in the New Year with my cousin and his girlfriend, who live in a house right next to my grandparents. We were watching the Seattle Space Needle show, and the fireworks ended up malfunctioning.  Had some champagne and fudge, yum!

I also did some thrift store shopping while I was up there, got a few nice things for my kitchen. Also went to the mall and got myself some new socks and a nice peacoat. The exciting thing about that is that there were huge sales and everything was 50 percent off! It's a wonder I didn't buy more things, haha.

What surprised me during this trip is that I had the time to start AND finish two books. TWO books. I was definitely on island time up there. It was really nice to spend some time with my grandparents too. 

But I'm back in Baker now, and don't really know what my plans are. And I'm okay with that for now :) 

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Sunrise leaving Baker, Elkhorn Mou…
Sunrise leaving Baker, Elkhorn Mo…
Sunrise leaving Baker
Sunrise leaving Baker
Whidbey Island sky
Whidbey Island sky
I wanted to be on that boat!
I wanted to be on that boat!
My cousins cat, Captain
My cousin's cat, Captain
Another Whidbey Island sunset over…
Another Whidbey Island sunset ove…
Whidbey Island
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