September just sneaked in almost unnoticed, the days are getting shorter, and the mornings and evenings have a certain chill in the air. Notwithstanding we were lucky this weekend, because we had the perfect gossamer, and we were headed to Kirkland at Washington Lake.
We started early on Saturday hoping to cross the border quickly (still had 45 minutes of wait), and had an excellent breakfast at The Old Town Cafe in Bellingham. And yes, it was organic, gluten free, and vegan (for me).
Rocket Donuts, a bakery offering gluten free and vegan products for those health nuts with a sweet tooth.
We love the Bellingham area, and Chuckanut Drive, and explore it every time that we are around. Unlike last year, no fog at Deception Pass Bridge.
... and a stunning view on the lake.
After settling in we consulted Happy Cow for a dinner suggestion, and were not disappointed at Graces 5 in Redmond.
The day wasn't over yet. The evening hat a concert in store of us: Diana Krall, the fabulous Canadian jazz singer and pianist, at the winery Chateau St. Michele. Although not at her best (she had a cold), it was a great show at a lovely venue.
It is a big family event, and the concert is just the cherry on top.
It got late, so we slept in on Sunday only shortly interrupted by taking a picture for Martha's Challenge. We had breakfast at the hotel. Their granola mix on fresh fruit was pretty good although the waitress was genuinely surprised when I ordered soy milk instead of yogurt to go with it.
A few survivors of the summer.
This colourful installation swirled and rotated, and made funny clinky noses.
From our 3rd floor balcony we enjoyed the last rays of sunshine.
Life is good!