Thursday, September 13, 2012

Dropping by La Conner, Washington

I left off on Chuckanut Drive on my scenic tour of western Washington State here (in case you missed it).  The weather that day was spectacular.  There were no clouds in sight.  The sun was shining but the intense heat of the summer was behind us.

We are travelling south on highway 11 (green line) and saw the spectacular ocean shots in my post here.

The drive was beautiful as we drove most of the way on Chuckanut Drive through this beautiful rain forest.
This is the largest tourist stop on the drive where you take photos of the beautiful vistas.
As we end our journey south on Chuckanut Drive we stopped in Burlington for a bite to eat before heading back on the freeway towards Whidbey Island.



Before too long we get to the La Conner turn off. La Conner is a place I've had in mind to go for some years ever since it was featured on a show called,  "Best Places to Kiss in the Northwest" .  The show was produced in Washington State and featured lots of picturesque towns to visit and quaint places to lodge.  It doesn't seem to be on television anymore.


This was one of the first shots I took as we entered the town.

You always know when you're in the USA as there is usually a flag outside someone's house or place of business.




This looks like a wonderful shop. You can see the care and attention that has gone into keeping these historic buildings.


This church caught my eye, so.....

... I tried to get a good photo.

Main Street of the town and more historic shops...



This place sells ice cream and candy. I can imagine they've been incredibly busy this hot summer.
It was nice to see some action on the waterfront. I don't know where the bridge leads.

This shot is taken in the direction of the town of La Connor.

This Inn comes up a lot in a google search when looking for accomodations in the area.  Given this is a tourist town, I think it is overpriced but it is rated quite well by people who have stayed there.

Leaving LaConnor and making our way back to the freeway for the turnoff to Whidbey Island.
We are at the freeway about to turn left and head west.
 
 I hope you enjoyed the quick tour of La Conner. It was a real whistle stop for us just so I could see the place.   If you'd like to plan a trip there, you can find out much more information by clicking here.


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13 comments:

eileeninmd said...

Thanks for the tour, some of the scenes look familiar from my trip YEARS ago. I hope you had a great time, lovely photos.

Vores have said...

Hello Joyful
Beautiful image series showing.
Wish you a good weekend :)
Hugs Hanne Bente

Carver said...

I enjoyed the scenery, town, and lovely sky shots.

OneStonedCrow said...

Thanks for taking us along Penny ...

... it's strange to see timber buildings, something almost unheard of here ...

hehe ... did you meet Nasty jack?

... the first pic makes me think of Cape Town ... I can almost smell the air ...

Jan said...

Yes I did enjoy the trip thank you. More maps for me to study. I want to be there following the map on my road trip. Will be back to study the geography when I get a minute. On my love to do list. xx

Karine said...

Looks like you had a wonderufl road trip, it looks like a beautiful place!

Pat said...

I love the picturesque buildings in the seaside towns and also great sky, water and highway scenes.

Denise said...

Thanks for sharing your journey.

Shirley said...

While I haven't been to La Conner, before this photo journey that is, I have been to Seattle and loved it there. La Conner looks like a quaint little town and I love that they take such care of their historic buildings!

Thanks for visiting my sunset post today!

Spare Parts and Pics said...

Looks like a really fun and cool place to explore and photograph!

Serline said...

Looking at these photos makes me miss my Australia trip. Have a great week!

Merisi said...

Thank you for this beautiful excursion!
Cheers,
Merisi

Unknown said...

Penny,
Breath taking!!! Your lucky you are going by car and seeing all this first hand, when I flew to my mom's place in Co. going through the security was so intimidating I almost cried. I felt like a criminal, and It's making me feel a little more reluctant about traveling, at least in the air. hugs

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