|We woke up, walked the security system and headed off in the Jeep to find the last – for now – of our needed RV parts. It was a fairly painless journey back to Camping World about 5 miles from our overnight home, then we headed east to the town of Sedro-Woolley for some breakfast before our grueling 30 minute trip to the next campground.
Our home for the night had no spots for Friday-Saturday so we had to move on, but we had things to do in the Bellingham area so we found another campground that was only half an hour north and booked it for the weekend. No big deal to break camp, drive then set back up so off we went.
Once we got set up here in Bellingham at about noon, I did a little remodeling to the inside of the bus. The missing RV part we have been seeking for the last couple weeks was a light above the dining room – yeah, as if it’s a separate room – table. Due to the vibration of the roads, it had a crack on one of the arms that holds a glass globe that eventually was going to snap off and hit the table so we needed to do something. We finally found one that fit and matched the finish of the rest of the lighting and after only about 10 minutes of cuss words, were able to get it mounted. It’s all beautiful and it works so I best not touch it again. Leave well enough alone.
Our tour guide did some research and found a couple close things to do so we headed a little SE of here to Whatcom Falls Park to wander, and then off to a scenic road along the shore near Larrabee State Park. The falls were not all that impressive, but the road along the shore was, as they predicted, scenic. If you look at the map you’ll see that we are still over an hundred miles from the Pacific, but we are next to Bellingham Bay and it’s still quite a view. We hiked down to the “beach” at Teddy Bear Cove and while it’s nowhere near what we call a beach, in this part of the world, you take what you can get. We had finally gotten in touch with our friends that live near here and on Kathy’s advice we headed to downtown Bellingham and walked along Boulevard Park. Its right along the bay and it was pretty crowded for a late Friday afternoon. The crowd ranged from girls in bikini’s catching some rays, to people bundled up in jackets, to soccer players, bicyclers and families taking a walk. I bet on a nice, sunny weekend this place is mobbed.
Since we had not heard from Tony and Kathy in response to the Email Michele sent a couple days ago, we gave Kathy a call at her office. We made arrangements to meet for dinner at Anthony’s Hearthfire Restaurant on the water in Bellingham. We had a great time – the view from our window table was great, the food was great and so was the conversation. We sat there for over 2½ hours gabbing about cruises – we have all done a few since we saw them last – work, kids and sights to see around here. We had a really good time and I’m so glad we were able to meet up with them out here.
We are planning to head into Vancouver Canada Saturday morning to play tourist. It is less than an hour drive there so we figured we kind of have to do it since we are so close and the weather is beautiful. In fact Kathy and Tony were stressing that the weather here is not always as perfect as it is this weekend. They said the stories about the rain in the NW are all true, we just happened to miss it…so far.