Heading to Birch Bay

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William tries out the massage chair.
We left the house around 11:30am and headed north to Birch Bay. The drive was pleasant and seemed fairly quick. When we got to Birch Bay, we decided to buy some groceries and have lunch before checking in at the Sequel Oceanview Suites. We ate lunch at the Birch Bay Teriyaki Cafe, which had a lot more than teriyaki on the menu. Since I'm doing a detox over the next several weeks, I opted for the sauteed chicken and rice. William had the fish and chips which looked really delicious. While there, I called my mother-in-law and told her we had arrived, but eating lunch. They were just hitting the city limits with their friends, Doug & Julie.
The enclosed balcony


After lunch, we got checked in at the Sequel. David, the owner, had booked us into the Eagle's Roost suite, which had recently been redone. The first thing William saw was the massage chair in the corner. He didn't get any further before trying it out. I, however, wanted to check out the jacuzzi in the bedroom. It was huge! It was the first jacuzzi I've see that was big enough for two plus-size people, like me and my husband, at the same time.

After unpacking our things, we walked over to my in-law's cottage they were renting. It was also owned by David and my in-laws had rented the same cottage several years in a row over the 4th of July weekend. We mixed up some tinto (a Spanish wine and lemon soda concoction) and socialized for a few hours, then we decided to read a bit and take a nap before dinner.

Dinner was a ton of mussels and dungeness crab with a nice salad. The crab was ok, but the mussels were my favorite, having been cooked in a mixture of sea water, wine and garlic.

After dinner, William and I decided to try out the jacuzzi. Afterward, we read while half watching the pre-4th fireworks. Some people were having a grand time shooting them off while drinking beer, which ended when the sheriff stopped to give them a warning. Others wouldn't be so lucky the next night.
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William tries out the massage chai…
William tries out the massage cha…
The enclosed balcony
The enclosed balcony
A couple walks on the beach
A couple walks on the beach
Sunset on Saturday night
Sunset on Saturday night
Sunset
Sunset
A sheriff warns some early celebra…
A sheriff warns some early celebr…
Birch Bay Hotels & Accommodations review
Splendid accommodations with an ocean view
We stayed in the Eagle's Roost, which had just been renovated. The suite included leather couches, marble tables, a large fireplace, stereo system, Co… read entire review
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